Ship Sale and Purchase
SALE AND PURCHASE BROKERS
2.1 BROKERS AS AGENTS
2.1.1 Legal status of sale and purchase brokers
Sale and purchase brokers (“S&P” brokers as they are widely known) are independent contractors who act as agents for principals in connection with the sale and purchase of ships. The S&P broker’s job is to first match seller and buyer, and then help them develop, document and complete the sale and purchase transaction.