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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Charlie Papavizas

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United States: Industry focus

Transport: shipping - finance

Within: Transport: shipping - finance

Winston & Strawn LLP’s Washington DC-based maritime department has experience of maritime bankruptcies and vessel refinancing transactions. Gerald Morrissey and New York-based associate Brooke Shapiro advised Mizuho Bank on several lease refinancing deals involving inland river barge fleets. Shapiro and Allen Black acted as borrower’s counsel to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock in relation to a syndicated secured revolving credit facility. Practice head Charlie Papavizas has experience of vessel sales and restructurings in connection with Chapter 11 proceedings.

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Transport: shipping - litigation

Within: Transport: shipping - litigation

From its Washington DC office Winston & Strawn LLP handles major contract litigation and regulatory proceedings for a variety of clients in the shipping industry, including terminal operators and ocean transportation companies. Bryant Gardner and Gerald Morrissey successfully represented Maher Terminals against the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey in a claim of unlawful discrimination under the Shipping Act. Department head Charlie Papavizas successfully defended Global Marketing Systems in a dispute regarding the existence of an enforceable JV contract to acquire and operate a fleet of shipping vessels. Additional clients include Schuyler Line Navigation and Santa Fe Discount Cruise Parking.

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Transport: shipping - regulation

Within: Leading lawyers

Charlie Papavizas - Winston & Strawn LLP

Within: Transport: shipping - regulation

Winston & Strawn LLP’s maritime lawyers are highly regarded for their expertise in Jones Act compliance and matters involving international trade. In addition to providing comprehensive compliance advice, the group has experience advocating before various key regulatory agencies. Charlie Papavizas regularly represents Liberty Maritime Corporation in the promotion of US-flagging policies. The team includes Allen Black and has a long track record advising clients in relation to criminal maritime investigations. Bryant Gardner and New York-based associate Brooke Shapiro have handled disputes concerning government contracts. The team defended Schuyler Line Navigation Company in bid protest litigation concerning its contract to supply Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. Gerald Morrissey is another contact in the department.

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