Matt Hannaford - Partner, Hannaford Turner LLP
Lorna-Jane Gittings - Solicitor, Hannaford Turner LLP
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Matt is a partner of Hannaford Turner, having previously worked at Curtis Davis Garrard (2014-2016), Clyde & Co (2005-2014) and Clifford Chance (1993-2005). Matt’s practice focuses on commercial shipping law with particular expertise in ship finance and ship sale and purchase, including newbuilding projects. He is the co-author of Goldrein’s “Ship Sale and Purchase”, the leading legal text book on the sale and purchase of secondhand tonnage and was a member of the BIMCO documentary sub-committee for the preparation of Norwegian Saleform 2012.
His clients include ship owners and operators, major international banks, ship builders, commodity traders and private equity funds. In addition to ship finance work, he regularly advises international maritime clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and pooling arrangements. In recent years Matt has been heavily involved in debt finance restructurings, fleet enforcements and advising on insolvency issues.
Matt is also recognised for his expertise in the mega yacht market and regularly represents owners, builders and international financial institutions in this unique market sector.