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Guy Espitalier-Noel

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Guy Espitalier-Noel

Guy Espitalier-Noel

Lawyer

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Guy Espitalier-Noel

Guy Espitalier-Noel

Lawyer

Guy Espitalier-Noel is Legal Director in our London office with a particular expertise in aviation finance and leasing.

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Guy Espitalier-Noel is Legal Director in our London office with a particular expertise in aviation finance and leasing.

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Guy is an aviation finance and leasing lawyer of many years’ experience.

Guy acts for industry leading aviation finance banks, lessors and operators on complex cross-border aviation finance and leasing transactions including operating lease financings (including subordinated debt and Shariah-compliant financings), finance leases, sale and leaseback transactions, aircraft and engine purchases and disposals and PDP financings.

Guy was recognised as a rising star by leading industry publication, Airfinance Journal, in their 2016 Guide to Aviation Lawyers, and was lead counsel for the airline on Airfinance Journal’s Operating Lease Deal of the Year 2017.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co, Guy was an associate and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a senior associate at Stephenson Harwood and Of Counsel at REN Legal. Guy has also undertaken overseas secondments with leading aircraft lessors, including a nine-month stint as acting general counsel. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in March 2003.

Experience
  • Advising a low-cost carrier in South America on a number of finance and leasing matters including post-COVID operating leases for its entire fleet expansion program
  • Advising a lender on a number of aircraft and engine financings including direct financing to an airline for a fleet of 12 new CF-34 Engines
  • Advising major international carriers on a number of new aircraft financings including tax leasing structures and UKEF backed structured
  • Advising a major international engine lessor on long and short term engine leases and engine portfolio trades
  • Advising an aircraft operator on a number of supplier contracts for maintenance, parts and services as well as operating leases for its entire fleet
  • Working with our investigations team to advise a lessor on the implications of an investigation into historical finance and leasing transactions involving a flag-carrying airline
Sectors

Sectors

  • Aviation

Services

Services

  • Finance