Clyde & Co Expands Global Aviation Practice with Aviation Finance Partner Hire in New York

  • Press Releases 06 May 2024 06 May 2024
  • North America

  • Aviation & Aerospace

Global law firm Clyde & Co announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Evans as partner in its New York office. Evans joins the firm from K & L Gates and her hire is the latest expansion of Clyde & Co’s Global Aviation Practice Group.

Clyde & Co Expands Global Aviation Practice with Aviation Finance Partner Hire in New York

Evans has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of aviation, project, transportation and aerospace finance. She has worked on a variety of complex structured finance transactions and her experience includes leveraged leasing, syndicated loan facilities, and private and public offerings of debt and equity.

Clyde & Co’s aviation practice has grown significantly in the last few years, through the hires of partners Ken Quinn in Washington, D.C., Terence Liew in Singapore, and Stuart Miller in Hong Kong. The firm has further expanded its non-insurance aviation offerings through the hire of a 12-strong aviation finance legal team led by partner Norman Fraser in London and the more recent addition of aviation finance and leasing partner Jahnavi Ramachandran in London.

Kevin Sutherland, partner and chair of Clyde & Co’s Global Aviation Practice Group, comments: “Over the past few years Clyde & Co’s global aviation offering to clients has grown from strength to strength. Liz’s broad range of experience in aviation finance transactions, and her stellar track record, will broaden our offering to clients even further. We really look forward to welcoming her to the firm.”

Evans comments: “I was drawn to Clyde & Co’s impeccable reputation as a trusted  advisor in the fields of aviation and aerospace in North America and globally. I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues across the world.”
Operating through a single global practice group, Clyde & Co is widely acknowledged to be the world’s premier aviation law firm. Its global aviation practice covers the full range of aviation issues including regulatory, certification, finance, leasing, litigation, airports, commercial, emergency response and liability, environmental and sustainability. Beyond traditional aviation, Clyde & Co is at the forefront of practice in the space and satellite insurance market, and has established itself as the leading authority in Advanced Air Mobility, representing two of the top eVTOL companies, and the regulation of drones. Clyde & Co also has a growing airports practice.