Jones Walker is a market leader in our region for maritime financing, M&A and commercial contracts, and has one of the broadest and deepest maritime transactional practices in the United States, representing numerous public and private companies and lenders in a diverse array of financings, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and commercial contract needs. We have handled both domestic and international transactions for clients in a variety of industries. With our deep industry knowledge and full-service practice, we are able to serve as both corporate counsel and maritime special counsel. Our maritime transactional team works closely with our maritime regulatory team to address client issues that span both maritime transactional and regulatory disciplines.
Jones Walker regularly represents marine lenders and borrowers in financings, leveraged lease financings, sale leasebacks, Title XI financings, loans, revolving credit facilities, flagging and re-flagging, maritime lien enforcement, foreclosures, ship seizures, maritime restructurings, and maritime bankruptcies. We are frequently called on to counsel clients in complex domestic and international financings, and we have handled billions of dollars in financing and refinancing for maritime industry clients.
Jones Walker has represented acquiring companies and targets in a variety of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in all aspects of the maritime industry, including negotiated stock purchases, asset purchases, mergers, and tender offers.
Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of business acquisition, including both private and public companies, and provide advice on takeover defense planning, corporate and securities, antitrust, intellectual property, tax, labor and employment, healthcare, employee benefits, executive compensation, bankruptcy, Jones Act compliance, and environmental matters.
Our team has extensive experience in the negotiation and drafting of charter parties of all types, contracts of affreightment, transportation agreements, vessel operating and management agreements, bills of lading, terminal tariffs, berth applications, letters of credit, shipyard construction and repair contracts, naval architect contracts, international sales contracts and other maritime commercial contracts.