Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised MSC Cruises on the delivery of the ‘MSC Seaside’.
The WFW London Maritime team advising MSC was led by Partner and Global Maritime Head, Lindsey Keeble (pictured), and fellow Partner, Robert Platt. They were assisted throughout the transaction by Senior Associate, Kate Silverstein, and Associate, Tanpreet Rooprai.
WFW helped MSC with the original shipbuilding contracts and SACE backed €1.2 bill financing for the two vessels in June, 2015, and with the negotiations for the new ‘EVO class’ shipbuilding contracts.
Keeble commented: “I’m delighted to have advised MSC from the inception of this project through to delivery of the ‘MSC Seaside’ and to continue working with the MSC Cruises team on the ongoing growth of their fleet. This represents a real step forward in MSC’s expansion plans, as well the demonstrating the continuing strength of the cruise sector despite challenging macro-economic conditions.”