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Hannaford Turner LLP Welcomes Elinor Dautlich as Partner

Hannaford Turner LLP Welcomes Elinor Dautlich as Partner


Elinor Dautlich joins Hannaford Turner LLP, bringing 30 years' shipping law experience, specialising in LNG and offshore contracts

Hannaford Turner LLP proudly welcomes Elinor Dautlich as a Partner, bolstering their team with her extensive expertise in shipping and energy sectors. Elinor's impressive career spans almost thirty years, marked by her proficiency in advising shipowners, operators, shipyards, designers, and banks across various maritime domains.

Specialising in commercial shipping contracts, Elinor navigates complexities within charterparties, shipbuilding contracts, EPC and EPCI contracts, O&M agreements, sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures, ship management, ship recycling, and contracts in the seismic sector. Her expertise extends to ship and aviation finance, leasing, project finance, seller's credits, and various capital-raising mechanisms.

Elinor is renowned for her particular proficiency in LNG carrier vessels, having negotiated shipbuilding contracts and long-term time charterparties for a substantial portion of the global LNG carrier fleet currently on order. Her counsel extends to contracts for FSRUs and FSUs, as well as those involving the carriage of alternative fuels. Elinor is also well-versed in advising on charterparty provisions related to emissions regulations.

Acknowledged by the Legal 500 UK and Chambers directories, Elinor Dautlich's reputation precedes her. A former chair of the International Bar Association's Maritime and Land Transport Law Committee, she brings a wealth of knowledge to Hannaford Turner LLP.

Elinor expresses her enthusiasm about joining Hannaford Turner LLP, stating, "Hannaford Turner gives me a focused platform from which to enjoy supporting companies active in the shipping and energy sectors. Geopolitics are unsettling as we begin 2024, but it’s an exciting time to be at the top of your game as a shipping lawyer and working with like-minded peers."

Matt Hannaford, Managing Partner at Hannaford Turner LLP, echoes the excitement, emphasising the tremendous benefits Elinor's experience and expertise will bring to both the firm and its clients. With this strategic addition, Hannaford Turner LLP reinforces its commitment to providing top-notch legal services in the dynamic realms of shipping and energy.

Matt Hannaford expresses confidence in the positive impact of this partnership, stating, "I am tremendously excited about her joining HT and the benefits that both we and our clients can gain from her wealth of experience and expertise."

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