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Jay Tooker

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Partner specialising in shipbuilding, ship sale, ship finance, large pleasure yachts, non-contentious commercial.


Articled Dunhill Madden Butler, Sydney; qualified 1984; Holman Fenwick Willan 1988; partner 1992.

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

Leveraging the firm‚Äôs longstanding maritime sector focus,¬†HFW¬†has a strong offering out of London on behalf of banks and shipowners, in particular. The 'excellent'¬†Tony Rice¬†is regularly involved in the most significant matters handled by the team including his recent advice to the banks including HSBC on the¬†‚ā¨295m loan to a subsidiary of Saga plc to assist in financing the acquisition of a passenger cruise vessel. Rice also acted for Eships on a $30m¬† Shari'ah compliant financing of two Korean built Medium Range product tankers. Adam Shire¬†is also a key practitioner within the team and recently represented Investec Bank restructuring of a fleet financing of six offshore support vessels. Jay Tooker¬†specialises in yacht and super yacht financings and is also a key member of the firm's transactional shipping team that also includes Elinor Dautlich. Although the firm's aviation finance capability is better known out of the firm's Asian offices, including Singapore and Hong Kong, the London team handles a significant volume of corporate and private jet financing work where Shire and senior associate¬†Barbara Pansadoro¬†are key contacts. Other clients include DVB Bank, Nordea Bank and Turkish Airlines.

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