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Nicholas Harding

Senior Associate

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Nicholas Harding

Senior Associate

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Nicholas Harding

Senior Associate

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Nick joined Clyde & Co's aviation finance team in 2015, having previously worked for several years in
the asset finance team at another firm in London.

Nick has experience in the financing and leasing of commercial and business aircraft and helicopters.  His experience includes export credit supported financings, finance and operating lease transactions, pre-delivery payment financings, tax-based leases and financings, manufacturer supported financings and warranty arrangements, asset value guarantees and sale and purchase transactions.

He also acts for financiers, owners and operators in the business jet market, advising on the purchase, financing, operating and tax arrangements for such aircraft.

Nick also advises banks and lessors on issues relating to the repossession of aircraft in various jurisdictions.

Experience
  • airBaltic: advising on the financing and leasing arrangements for airBaltic's fleet of Bombardier CS300 aircraft.  This was the first export credit-supported financing for the CS300 and airBaltic is the aircraft's launch customer.
  • Turkish Airlines: acting for Turkish Airlines on several transactions including tax-based financings of Airbus A330 aircraft, and sale and leasebacks of Airbus A321 aircraft.
  • Major international bank: acting on the loan and lease financing of numerous business jets and helicopters in various transactions.
  • European airline: advising on and negotiating complex engine maintenance cost guarantee and warranty documentation relating to the introduction of a new engine type into the airline's fleet.
  • Aeroflot: advising on the terms of purchase arrangements relating to a number of Airbus aircraft and on the financing and the sale and leaseback of aircraft with several different financiers and lessors.
  • Airlines: acting for airlines on various transactions including ECA financings, operating leases, commercial financings, sale and leasebacks and tax-based financings.
  • Owners: acting for high net worth individuals on numerous transactions involving the purchase and financing of business jets in various jurisdictions.
  • Banks and lessors: advising in relation to default, enforcement and repossession of aircraft in various jurisdictions.
  • South American airline: advising on the sale and leaseback of 25 widebody aircraft valued at $4 billion at list prices.*
  • Mexican airline: acting on the financing of Sukhoi SuperJet aircraft, with French, Italian and Russian export credit support - the first time those countries have collaborated to provide export credit support for an aircraft.*
  • Operating lessor: acting on several financing and leasing matters, including two Airbus A320 aircraft to a UAE airline, four Boeing 737 aircraft to a Mexican airline and six Airbus A320 family aircraft to a Spanish airline.*
  • * Experience gained at previous firm.

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Expertise

Nick is an experienced aviation finance lawyer acting for leading airlines, aircraft finance banks, lessors, owners and other market participants on finance, leasing and sale and purchase transactions relating to all types of commercial and business aircraft.

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