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  • Ronan Le Du

    Ronan Le Du
    Partner, Piraeus

    Energy & infrastructure, Maritime

    T. +30 210 455 1000

Ronan specialises in ship finance and transactional shipping matters, with an in-depth knowledge of the Greek market built over the last 15 years. His clients include leading international and local lenders and financiers and ship owners. He focuses on documenting and negotiating loan and security documentation for all types of syndicated and bilateral, pre and post-delivery financings and club deals. He also advises on restructuring and rescheduling arrangements for existing facilities.

Ronan’s experience extends to advising shipowners on their financing and commercial arrangements, particularly in relation to loan documentation, shipbuilding contracts, MOAs, vessel sale and purchase, shareholder agreements and joint ventures. He also advises shipowners and shipyards on seller's credit agreements. He regularly represents buyers, sellers and banks at closing meetings. 

Highlight Matters

  • Advising a Chinese bank in relation to a Sinosure-backed loan facility to finance five newbuildings acquired by a Greek shipowner.
  • Advising a French bank in relation to the refinancing of four vessels owned by companies affiliated to a US listed company.
  • Advising Greek and international banks in relation to financing acquisitions of vessels by Greek shipowners
  • Advising Greek and International banks in relation to the refinancing or restructuring of loan facilities.
  • Advising a joint venture comprising a shipowner, trader and financier in relation to the documentation for the financings by a number of European and Asian lenders of its acquisition of six vessels
  • Advising a Middle East shipowner in relation to the documentation for the financings of its fleet expansion by a number of European and Asian lenders.

Legal Directory Quotes

“The ‘meticulous’ Ronan Le Dû is … ‘very efficient and knowledgeable’.” The Legal 500 2018
“highly experienced in ship financing matters." Chambers Global/Europe
“Ronan Le Dû is recommended by sources, who appreciate his commercial approach and ability to complete deals quickly” Chambers 

Energy & infrastructure, Maritime


Legal 500, Chambers Global/Europe

Education (University):
Université de Caen Basse Normandie, Université de Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), University of Bristol

English (fluent), French (mother tongue)