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New York, NY 10005

 

Mark A. Lowe
Of Counsel

 

Email: mlowe@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 589-7538
Fax:
(212) 466-0514


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Biography:

Mr. Lowe is a maritime transactional attorney with some forty years experience in the shipping industry. He joined Hill, Betts & Nash LLP after having been with OMI Corporation for two years and Maritime Overseas Corporation/OSG Ship Management, Inc. for thirty one years. He was general counsel of OSG Ship Management, Inc. from 1997 to 2001. Mark has extensive experience in maritime transactions, mainly construction contracts, (over 350 transactions with shipyards in Japan, Korea, United States, Germany, Sweden, Italy, China and Vietnam), financings, acquisitions, sale and purchase of vessels (over 350 transactions), shipping pools (for VLLCs, Suezmax tankers, Aframax tankers, product/chemical carriers and capesize bulkcarriers), complex time, and bareboat charters and registration of vessels under the flags of the Marshall Islands, Liberia, Panama, United States, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Greece, The Netherlands, Israel and the United Kingdom. In recent years he has, among other transactions, advised clients in connection with the sale of foreign flag bulk carriers, the acquisition of several Jones Act product tankers and barges, and the acquisition of a fleet of foreign flag product tankers.

Bar Admission:

Connecticut - 1966
New York - 1967

 Education: School:

Boston University (A.B.-1963)
New York Law School (J. D. -1966)

Affiliations:

Maritime Law Association
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association

Publications:

Getting the Deal Through Shipbuilding 2014 - United States

Getting the Deal Through Shipbuilding 2013 - United States

 

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Shipbuilding 2013 and 2014, (published in May 2013 and 2014; contributing editor: Arnold J van Steenderen of Van Steenderen MainportLawyers BV). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Weaving Logistics into the Tapestry of Port Development</i>", 2002 BIMCO Review<br />&nbsp; </font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Juggling Lemons: Financial Restructuring</i>", 2000 BIMCO Review&nbsp; <br /><br /></font></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>United States Policy With Respect to Maritime Subsidies: Making Sense of Wonderland</i>", 1998 BIMCO Review&nbsp; </font><br /><br /></p>
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<p class="lineHeightSingle"><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">"<i>Assumptions and Approaches to Shipbuilding Subsidies: Generic Trends and Tendencies in a Global Economy</i>", published in conjunction with a speech on the Regulation of Shipbuilding Subsidies given at the Fifth Annual Ship Finance Conference in New York, 1994&nbsp; </font><br /><br /></p>
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Ella W. Dodson
Counsel

 

Email: edodson@hillbetts.com 

Tel: (212) 839-7000
Fax:
(212) 466-0514


Practice Areas:

Transportation
Finance
Leasing
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ownership Structures
Corporate Governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ella W. Dodson represents transportation companies, industrial companies, financial institutions, and other businesses in their domestic and international commercial and corporate transactions in the areas of transportation, finance, leasing, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, ownership structures, and corporate governance. She has lectured and written extensively on financing, leasing, ports, and other topics with respect to the maritime and transportation industries.

Bar Admissions: 

New York - 1986 

New Jersey - 2001

Education:

Columbia University (LL.M, International Law, 1986)
Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with High Honors, 1984)
Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. in Asian Studies & Political Science, 1977) 

Affiliations: 

Member of the American Bar Association
WISTA-USA (Women’s International Trade and Shipping Association) 

Publications:

"Weaving Logistics into the Tapestry of Port Development", 2002 BIMCO Review
 

"Juggling Lemons: Financial Restructuring", 2000 BIMCO Review 

"Ship Finance Staring the Bear in The Eye",
published in conjunction with the BIMCO Annual Meeting in May, 1999 held in Lisbon, Portugal


"Are We There Yet?", 1999 BIMCO Review

"United States Policy With Respect to Maritime Subsidies: Making Sense of Wonderland", 1998 BIMCO Review 

"Leaping into Cyberspace?: Recent Developments in U.S. Maritime Law",
The Baltic, January 1997 

"Shipbuilding and Contract Standardization", 1996 BIMCO Review 

"Lease Finance for Ships", published in conjunction with the UNCTAD/BIMCO/ESCAP Colloquium, Bangkok, Thailand, 1996 

"Lease Finance for Ships" (co-authored with Barton Jones and Charles Wassell),
published in conjunction with the UNCTAD/BIMCO Colloquium, Santiago, Chile, 1995

"The OECD Agreement on the Elimination of Shipbuilding Subsidies: Weaning Shipyards Off of Government Support", Euromoney Ship Finance Annual, 1995 

"Assumptions and Approaches to Shipbuilding Subsidies: Generic Trends and Tendencies in a Global Economy", published in conjunction with a speech on the Regulation of Shipbuilding Subsidies given at the Fifth Annual Ship Finance Conference in New York, 1994 

"Constraints on Chinese Banking and Financial Policy and their Implications for Foreign Lenders", Columbia University School of Law Masters Thesis, 1986

 

 

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