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In a clear sign of industry support for BIMCO’s initiative to develop a new ship sale and purchase agreement, the organisation has received over 800 individual comments on its consultation draft, which will shape the final version of the agreement.
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BARECON is a bareboat charter party. It is a lease agreement whereby the charterer obtains possession and full control of the ship along with the legal and financial responsibility for it. The charterer generally pays for all operating expenses, including fuel, crew, maintenance, repairs, and P&I and hull insurance. The latest edition of this contract is BARECON 2017
Matt is a partner of Hannaford Turner, having previously worked at Curtis Davis Garrard (2014-2016), Clyde & Co (2005-2014) and Clifford Chance (1993-2005). Matt’s practice focuses on commercial shipping law with particular expertise in ship finance and ship sale and purchase, including newbuilding projects. He is the co-author of Goldrein’s “Ship Sale and Purchase”, the leading legal textbook on the sale and purchase of secondhand tonnage. He was a member of the BIMCO documentary sub-committee for the preparation of Norwegian Saleform 2012. His clients include shipowners and operators, major international banks, ship builders, commodity traders and private equity funds. In addition to ship finance work, he regularly advises international maritime clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures and pooling arrangements. In recent years Matt has been heavily involved in debt finance restructurings, fleet enforcements and advising on insolvency issues. Matt is also recognised for his expertise in the superyacht market and regularly represents owners, builders and international financial institutions in this unique market sector.