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Jorge Romero

Advising a major, publicly-traded U.S.-based international container liner company in connection with financing two new vessels, the first transaction to close under a new structure and documentation for the United States Government Ship Financing Program administered by the Maritime Administration known as Title XI.
Advising international fishing and fish products group in acquiring interests in U.S. fish harvesting and marketing operation in the Northeast in compliance with the American Fisheries Act.
Advised privately owned industrial group in acquisition of its first marine vessel owner and operator.
Advised publicly-traded US company on Jones Act compliance in connection with its acquisition of an oil spill response company.
Advising a major, publicly-traded U.S.-based international container liner company in connection with entering into a contract to build two state-of-the-art, LNG-capable vessels and in connection with disputes during the construction process.
Advising a large, privately owned vessel owner and operator in connection with entering into a contract to build the first bulk carrier in the Great Lakes in over 35 years.
Advising large U.S. fishing harvesting and processing company in the Pacific Northwest in complex restructuring involving private equity fund and compliance with the American Fisheries Act.
Longstanding representation of major US tanker and container ship company in connection with financing of fleet recapitalization with Title XI US Government Guaranteed Bonds.
Advising foreign fishing and fish products company in the acquisition of interests in U.S. fish harvesting and processing operation in the Gulf of Mexico.
Advising a major U.S.-based international tanker company in connection with its $2.5 billion bankruptcy restructuring and compliance with the Jones Act.
Advising international energy company in the purchase of a foreign flag vessel, re-documentation in another foreign flag, and sale of an interest to a joint venture partner.
Advising major cruise line in the sale of three passenger cruise ships.
Advising a Singapore company in the sale-leaseback of an offshore supply vessel in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and related financing, including bareboat charter, option agreement, and time charter.
Advised industrial conglomerate based in the Middle East in connection with the purchase of its first commercial cargo vessel.
Advising a coalition of bondholders in a series of transactions and regulatory filings as part of a $652.8 million financial restructuring of a U.S. container shipping line.
Advising a major U.S.-based international container liner in connection with a contract to build two state-of-the-art, LNG-capable vessels that was negotiated simultaneously with three U.S. shipyards.
Advising leading inland waterway carrier on legal and regulatory issues relevant to the low water conditions in the Mississippi River in late 2012.
Advising a private equity fund in more than $1.2 billion in financings associated with the purchase, initial financing, and subsequent refinancing of an inland waterway carrier and compliance with the Jones Act.
Advising leading U.S. inland waterways carrier with fleet of approximately 4,000 vessels on vessel transactions and documentation and compliance with the Jones Act.
Advising leading U.S. fishing company on compliance with the ownership requirements of the American Fisheries Act on an on-going basis, in preparation for an initial public offering, and in financings totaling over $800 million.
Longstanding representation of the leading third party certifier of women-owned businesses on corporate governance and contracts matters.
Advising a private equity fund in acquiring and financing fleet of 24 harbor cruise vessels.
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