Profile: Valentine Browne

Valentine Browne - Solicitor

Valentine has enjoyed a long and successful career in the Maritime industry. He has worked for major shipping firms and has experience in all aspects of maritime law. In particular he has dealt with Shipbuilding Contracts in most jurisdictions including Norway, Sweden, Croatia, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China.

In the course of his business, he has visited all of these countries and is experienced in the delivery of Newbuildings.

In addition, he specialises in Ship Sale and Purchase having dealt with thousands of transactions and related to this, Ship Registrations and all related matters to financing acting for major European banks and also major Shipowners worldwide particularly in Greece, Croatia, Italy and Norway. He deals with all types of Vessels from small yachts to large Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Fishing Vessels.

He has also specialised in Offshore jurisdictions, formation of Offshore companies, Tax advices in this respect and also where necessary Arbitrations and Litigation in respect of Ship Arrests and Ship Disputes. His Client list is substantial and with many of these Clients he has been acting for them for 40-50 years and deals with all matters relating to their Shipping Fleets and any related legal matters.