Clyde & Co excels in aviation finance industry survey

Clyde & Co wins industry plaudits as global aviation finance team continues to grow

Clyde & Co is one of the winners of Euromoney AirFinance Journal's annual survey of top aviation finance lawyers worldwide, placing third overall and ranked by voters in each of the seven survey categories: best industry knowledge, most commercially aware, most innovative, deals done quickly; after-deal support; fairest fees and client entertainment.

Client feedback included:

Commercial awareness: "Clyde & Co's work does not only include the usual commercial considerations, but also assessing cost of litigation and potential success/reward ratio."

After-deal support: "[Clyde & Co is noted for] the ability to follow-up all post-deal administration and documentation, not just getting the deal signed."

Client care: "[Partner] Philip Perrotta is an exceptionally knowledgeable lawyer of the aviation industry, who is very sociable and a pleasure to be with."

Partner Paul Jebely is quoted in the survey, highlighting the diversity of Clyde & Co's aviation finance practice as a key reason for the firm's success: "We effectively work for all types of market participants - from manufacturers to airlines, to banks, to lessors, to business jet owners."

Clyde & Co is also delighted to announce that aviation finance specialist Emma Pond has joined the firm in London. Previously a partner with Dewey & LeBoeuf, Emma advises international clients on a wide range of finance structures with a focus on borrowers (commercial and business jets) and lessors. She has particular regional expertise in the US, Middle East and Russia. Emma is recognised for her asset finance and leasing work in the latest edition of the UK Legal 500.