Sale & Purchase of vessels

Assistance in Sale & Purchase of vessels for individuals and legal entities

Sale & Purchase of vessels

The purchase or sale of a vessel is a rather laborious process that requires special knowledge and a timely and effective set of measures aimed at protecting the interests of the Client and contributing to the efficient use of the vessel. We provide the following assistance to shipowners selling or purchasing vessels:

Search for a vessel to be purchased in the international market


Legal assistance

– Analysis of the proposed transaction and associated risks, structural planning and development of the transaction algorithm;
– Development of a sale and purchase agreement and approval of the mechanism for completing the transaction;
– Participation in negotiations with sellers / buyers of ships, ensuring the interests of the Client when agreeing on the ship’s sale and purchase agreement, related documents and preparing documents on the transaction for signing by the parties;
– Representing the interests of the Client at the completion of the transaction, carrying out a legal examination of the documents transferred by the sellers / buyers on the ship sale-purchase transaction;
– Consultations on the selection and preparation of a package of necessary documents “turnkey” for registration of ownership of a ship in the register of ships of the Russian Federation or foreign flags;
– Assistance in organizing ship-owning companies, assistance in obtaining appropriate permits / licenses.

Technical assistance

Survey (expert inspection) of the vessel immediately before the sale / purchase;
– Risk assessment on the basis of available classification, conventional documents;
Audit according to ISM Code / ISPS;
– Physical acceptance of the vessel upon completion of the transaction;
– Consulting on ship operation, management, preparation and maintenance of documentation, implementation of the Security Management System and the Ship Security Plan;
– Manning with a qualified crew.

Registration of ships, choice of flag jurisdiction

– Appropriate consultations, preparation of documents, assistance in the preparation of documentation for the registration of the vessel;
– Assistance in registering property rights and advice on choosing a flag jurisdiction.