BW Group Limited’s US$210 Million Japanese Operating Lease Financing

Watson Farley & Williams advised BW Group Limited on the US$210m Japanese Operating Lease financing in respect of a 174,000-cbm LNG carrier newbuilding, “BW Lesmes”.

Named after the late LNG trading pioneer Luis Lesmes, “BW Lesmes” is a versatile vessel, equipped with technology enabling the lowest possible emissions for an LNG carrier.

BW Group Limited is one of the world’s leading maritime groups in the tanker, gas and offshore sector.

The WFW Hong Kong team advising BW on the transaction was led by Hong Kong Office Head and Finance Partner Madeline Leong (Picture), supported by Counsel Valerie Lee and Associate Varian Koh.

Involved fees earner: Varian Koh – Watson Farley & Williams; Valerie Lee – Watson Farley & Williams; Madeline Leong – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: BW Group Limited;

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