Photo credit: WFW / Laura Cadenas, Partner in Asset Finance Group

UK-headquartered Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has promoted eleven lawyers to the firm’s partnership for 2023, bringing the total number of partners to 195.

In accordance with the firm WFW, who gave the professional profile of the eleven lawyers, the new partners have an extensive expertise in core sectors of energy, infrastructure and transport. The firm promoted several lawyers to the firm’s partnership, who have their speciality for over a decade in the maritime sector.

Senior Partner George Paleokrassas said his colleagues´passion and commitment greatly enhance both the partnership and the firm generally, ensuring continued WFW expansion and success.

Managing Partner Lindsey Keeble added: “Our new partners span our core sectors of energy, infrastructure and transport across multiple services as well as being based throughout our international network in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including in our newly opened Seoul and Tokyo offices. I am delighted to welcome them to the WFW partnership”.

According to the firm’s press release, the eleven lawyers are: Laura Cadenas – Assets & Structured Finance, Shusuke Fukunaga – Assets & Structured Finance, Philip Jackmauh – Assets & Structured Finance, Ricky Kim – Assets & Structured Finance, Giannalberto Mazzei – Public Law, Regulatory & Competition, Marinos Papadopoulos – Assets & Structured Finance, John Rosmini – Real Estate, Luca Sfrecola – Corporate, Emily Widdrington – Assets & Structured Finance, Richard Williams – Assets & Structured Finance, and Britta Wißmann – Projects.

Laura Cadenas has over 16 years’ experience advising on transport-related financing transactions, especially in the aviation and maritime sectors.

Shusuke Fukunaga has extensive experience in a wide range of both domestic and cross-border banking and finance transactions, focussing on aviation and maritime asset finance.

Philip Jackmauh has over 30 years’ experience in commercial aircraft leasing and finance and has worked with aircraft lessors, commercial airlines and financiers throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Ricky Kim with over a decade of experience on all aspects of ship financing, primarily advises banks, ECAs, private equity investors, funds and shipping companies including owners, managers and charterers.

Giannalberto Mazzei advises Italian and international companies on administrative law matters, with a particular focus on regulation relating to energy projects (renewables and gas, including LNG and hydrogen) and the transport sector (primarily aviation).

Marinos Papadopoulos specialises in non-contentious shipping and shipping finance, acting mainly on behalf of private equity funds and ship-owning groups.

John Rosmini is an experienced real estate lawyer advising on a range of real estate matters, with particular expertise in the energy market having worked in the energy sector for over 12 years.

Luca Sfrecola with extensive expertise and experience in international public and private law, has structured, negotiated and successfully closed transactions of great economic and social import in Italy and overseas – primarily in the energy, manufacturing and transport sectors – for sophisticated private, institutional and governmental clients.

Emily Widdrington specialises in shipping finance with over 12 years’ experience advising and acting for banks and ship owners on loan and security documentation.

Richard Williams specialises in asset and structured finance with a particular focus on the aviation industry.

Britta Wißmann with more than 15 years’ work experience, has a deep understanding of the energy sector.