Viking Ocean Cruises’s Financing The New Cruise Ship Viking Mars

Watson Farley & Williams represented Viking Ocean Cruises in the delivery, while Mayer Brown represented CCB Financial Leasing on the lease financing.

CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited (CCB Leasing), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Construction Bank, executed the lease financing and delivery of the newly-built cruise ship, Viking Mars, which was delivered in May 2022 at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. 

Viking Mars, which can accommodate 930 passengers, is the most recent Viking Ocean Cruises’ vessel financed by CCB Leasing, joining its sister-ship “Viking Jupiter” and the expedition vessel “Viking Octantis” for which Mayer Brown also acted for CCB Leasing.

The WFW team was led by Partner Michele Autuori, and included Associate Sergio Napolitano. Partner Nicola Davies advised on UK legal aspects.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Head of Ship Finance & Maritime Transactions partner Conor Warde and included associates Kathy Wong and Co Co Mak (all Hong Kong). 

Involved fees earner: Co Co Mak – Mayer Brown; Conor Warde – Mayer Brown; Kathy W. Y. Wong – Mayer Brown; Michele Autuori – Watson Farley & Williams; Nicola Davies – Watson Farley & Williams; Sergio Napolitano – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Mayer Brown; Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: CCB Financial Leasing Co.; Viking Cruises Group;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano