We advise owners and charterers, lenders and service providers to the shipping industry.


With a particular emphasis and track record in advising the offshore sector and oilfield services, we represent a domestic and international client base in relation to:

  • Transactions – including sale and purchase of tonnage on the secondary market; ship building contracts; time charter, tenders and project negotiations; bareboat charter and leasing structures.
  • Ship Finance – acting for lenders and borrowers, including conventional facilities and Shari'a compliant financing arrangements; marine securities; refinancing projects; advisory and restructuring of stressed situations.
  • Ship Registration – with an experience of ship registration in over 25 jurisdictions, Ed Watt is a recognised expert and author of "Ship Registration: Law and Practice", a leading practitioner's guide in this area.
  • Litigation - including charterparty and bills of lading disputes, enforcements and repossessions for lenders, commercial claims and insurance disputes.

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Ed Watt

Ed Watt

Partner, Head of Shipping
Edinburgh, UK

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