Joseph P. Snell is a lawyer in Holland & Knight's London office and a member of the firm's Asset Finance Group. He provides representation for a breadth of industries on a wide range of asset-based financing and transactional matters. Mr. Snell works with clients and other lawyers throughout Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Snell is well-versed in advising many of the leading international banks active in asset and project finance, other financial institutions and alternative lenders, as well as borrowers and lessees. His representative experience includes counseling individuals, single-asset companies, fleet-owning companies, domestic and overseas public limited company (PLCs), the military, other state-owned entities, and government agencies.

As part of his practice, Mr. Snell advises clients on transactions relating to new and used assets in multiple and diverse jurisdictions. He provides counsel on tugs, autonomous rescue and recovery crafts (ARRCs), offshore handling vessels, tankers, bulk carriers, car carriers, ferries, floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), drillships and oil rigs.

In addition, Mr. Snell represents both U.S. and U.K. investment funds in their acquisitions of special situation asset portfolios, from the initial pre-bidding diligence of the portfolio, setting up the structures to acquire and hold the assets, management of the assets during ownership through to the disposal of the assets (either individually or as a portfolio), as well as post-acquisition financing and securitization.

Mr. Snell edited the "Ship Life Cycle" chapter in the 2018 edition of Technical Ship Management and is one of the assessors for the diploma in technical ship management.


  • The University of Law Bristol, LPC
  • University of the West of England, LL.B., with honors
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  • England and Wales

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