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BRIAN P. Devine is a partner and head of Transport,UnitedStatesat NortonRoseFulbright. He is based in the firm’s New York office which he joined in 2013. His practice focuses on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers, with a particular emphasis on maritime-related assets.

Devine counsels clients in the U.S. and internationally in areas such as finance and security arrangements; insolvency matters; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; debt and equity offerings; sale and purchase; international commercial transactions and disputes; and corporate governance and structure.

Devine’s representative experience in ship finance and corporate matters includes representing international (such as Republic of the Marshall Islands and Liberian) and domestic financial institutions and vessel owners in the acquisition, finance, registration, enforcement, joint venture, offering and other transactional documents, as well as the formation, restructuring and mergers of offshore and domestic entities. He has also handled matters involving international taxation and commercial litigation; general commercial litigation and bankruptcy; and administrative law.

Devine has been recognized by Chambers Global, USA and The Legal 500 United States since 2014. Best Lawyers in America cited him as one of its best in admiralty and maritime law for 2020-2023. He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Devine earned a BA in history and a BS in political science from the University of Scranton, and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.

Married with four children, Devine holds dual U.S.-Irish citizenship. His family roots are in counties Galway, Longford and Mayo.





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