Cayman Shipping & Aircraft


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Harneys’ shipping and aircraft practice acts for some of the world’s leading financial institutions, law firms, ship builders, yacht brokers, ship and aircraft owners and charterers. We have gained an international reputation for commercially sensitive legal advice relating to all aspects of the acquisition, registration, financing, disposal and operation of ships and aircrafts in Cayman and other jurisdictions.

Overview

Our shipping team routinely advises on the full registration process, including provisional and permanent registrations, parallel (bareboat) registration, the registration of new builds, transfers of ownership, and transfers of existing vessels. We regularly advise lenders, both commercial banks and export credit agencies, in connection with loan finance and security arrangements in the shipping arena. Having built strong relationships with marine surveyors and other technical experts in several jurisdictions, Harneys is able to quickly contact professionals with the expertise required by our clients at short notice.

In addition to our shipping services, we advise clients on aircraft registrations, aircraft mortgage registrations and aircraft financing in the Cayman Islands. Our team also works with lenders, lessors and lessees on loan agreements and security documentation, asset securitisation structures and operating and financial lease structures.

We work closely with the Cayman Islands Civil Aviation Authority and the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and our Cayman lawyers are at the forefront of developing new law to foster the continued growth and development of the offshore shipping and aircraft business.

Our shipping & aircraft services include:
  • Yacht and yacht mortgage registration (including super yachts)
  • Yacht and aircraft financing
  • Shipping litigation
  • Aircraft and aircraft mortgage registration

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Contacts

Louise Groom
Louise Groom

Partner
Cayman Islands
Publications

Articles & Updates

Cayman Islands: CRS notification and reporting deadlines extended 
Cayman Islands proposes introduction of beneficial ownership registers 
Sustainability of Offshore: using Cayman for investment into Africa 
Cayman Islands guide to ship finance 2016 
Three key facts about International Financial Centres 
Cayman legislative changes demonstrate island's ongoing commitment to global transparency 

Guides

Guide to Ship Finance in the Cayman Islands