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Clyde & Co bolsters global aviation practice with finance partner hire

  • Press Releases 01 March 2021 01 March 2021
  • Asia Pacific

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Stuart Miller as a Partner in its global aviation practice.

Clyde & Co bolsters global aviation practice with finance partner hire

Stuart is an aviation finance lawyer with nearly 20 years' international experience in cross-border aircraft finance, leasing and trading. He focuses on both the commercial aircraft and the corporate / private jet aircraft sectors, with significant experience acting for banks and other financiers, high net worth individuals, aircraft lessors, airlines and other operators on numerous aviation transactions and structures.

He has practised in the region for nearly 10 years and is qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales and New Zealand.

Stuart will form part of Clyde & Co's non-contentious Aviation offering which encompasses its transactional financing, leasing, trading, regulatory, corporate, commercial, and fleet procurement team.

Peter Coles, Partner and Clyde & Co's Head of Aviation in APAC, comments: "Stuart's arrival is consistent with our strategy of expanding our aviation finance and leasing capabilities both in APAC and globally and underlines our commitment to growing our aviation practice in the region. The business and private jet market in APAC is second only to the United States, and there are huge opportunities to support clients in Hong Kong, given its position as a leading aviation hub."

Stuart Miller adds: "I see significant synergies between my practice and the practices and ambitions of my new colleagues at Clyde & Co. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work within Clyde & Co’s dedicated global aviation practice, which is highly regarded in the market."

Clyde & Co operates as a single global partnership across more than 50 offices (and associated offices), and its aviation practice is widely regarded as world-leading with a network of over 100 lawyers operating in twenty cities across the world. The firm's advice covers the full range of aviation issues including aircraft finance and leasing transaction services, major loss, emergency response and liability claims handling, as well as commercial disputes and recoveries and non-contentious work including ownership and control and market access, finance, data privacy, block chain, employment and sanctions. Clyde & Co is also at the forefront of practice in the space and satellite insurance market, and we are established as the leading authority on the regulation of drones.