Tunisian shipping finance law firm

Corporate Restructuring

Businesses turned to our corporate restructuring and bankruptcy team for critical advice and counselling. We are well respected in the industry for our advice on corporate restructuring.

Financial and corporate restructuring is the reorganisation of a business assets and liabilities. Financial restructurings and bankruptcies in the maritime industry often raise unique issues with respect to what is often the principal collateral at issue the debtor’s vessels and earnings.

During times of financial stress, businesses need experienced, effective and efficient legal counselling. This is true on both the debtor and creditor side of restructurings, insolvencies, corporate reorganizations and other challenging events.

Our corporate restructuring team provides innovative, practical legal solutions to clients involved in distressed company situations. Our goal is to give effective and expedient responses, which allow clients to minimize costs, enhance value and properly position themselves for the future. Our experience across a variety of industries and with all types of restructurings, combined with our global reach, wide-ranging practice capabilities and dedication to client service, allows us to address clients’ needs in any restructuring situation.

We represent troubled companies, their boards, management, owners, creditors and investors, handling restructurings in and out of court, financial recapitalizations, business reorganizations and liquidations. The team draws on the firm’s background in M&A, banking and capital market transactions to develop innovative strategies for clients. Our lawyers also advise on insolvency issues in corporate and financing transactions and on all aspects of distressed debt trading and securities issues.

Our law firm advise in respect of financial restructurings and bankruptcies in the maritime industry to creditors, debtors and other stakeholders.

We are here to advise borrowers and lenders in ship finance transactions, including mortgage-backed and lease finance transactions. We provide specialised advice to maritime clients in every facet of the business. We are positioned to handle complex, multi-jurisdictional, and international maritime and admiralty matters.

We have developed a trusted network of corresponding attorneys throughout the world to assist our clients with various matters, including vessel arrests. Our law firm represents creditors with secured positions at various levels to protect and preserve their positions and maximize their recovery and out-of-court restructurings. We also represent potential purchasers interested in purchasing assets.

Distressed business environments can provide good opportunities for strategic transactions. We maximize successful outcomes for our clients by taking a pragmatic approach, combining practical experience and creative strategies that address the nuances of each representation. We discreetly guide clients by providing risk assessment, and counsel them on alternatives, structure and completion of transactions, and litigation where appropriate.

Our representation of borrowers, lenders, issuers, underwriters, servicers, bondholders, trustees, and other parties involved in private, and project financing, lending, leasing and securitization transactions, coupled with our litigation capabilities, allow us to offer our clients a highly sophisticated set of legal solutions.

Corporate restructuring services

Debtor and Creditor Representation

The traditional core of our bankruptcy practice is representing debtors and creditors in efforts to restructure and rehabilitate distressed businesses or liquidate assets in a manner that preserves and maximizes their value.

Bankruptcy Litigation

Litigation is frequently integral to bankruptcy proceedings. Our corporate restructuring and bankruptcy team includes experienced lawyers in handling complex litigation for debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees.

We are also positioned to serve all leading shipping operators such as :

  • Ship owners.
  • Cruise and ferry operators.
  • Charterers.
  • Shipyards.
  • P&I clubs.
  • Port and terminal operators.
  • Underwriters and traders.
  • Salvors.
  • Cargo, logistics and warehousing industries.

We can also help you with:

  • Corporate and Shipping finance
  • Leasing and asset finance
  • Islamic finance
  • Oil and Gas
  • Submarine Telecoms and projects
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Commercial Shipping
  • Shipping Contracts