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Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller

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Stuart Miller

Stuart Miller

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Stuart is an aviation finance lawyer with many years of international experience in cross-border aircraft finance, leasing and trading. His focus on the aviation industry covers both commercial aircraft and corporate / private jet aircraft.

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Stuart is an aviation finance lawyer with many years of international experience in cross-border aircraft finance, leasing and trading. His focus on the aviation industry covers both commercial aircraft and corporate / private jet aircraft.

Regions covered
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Stuart is the head of the Aviation Finance & Leasing team at Clyde & Co in the Asia Pacific region.  He is based in Hong Kong, from where his international aviation practice covers both commercial aircraft and corporate jet transactions.

Stuart has acted for banks and other financiers, export credit agencies, aircraft lessors, airlines and other operators, corporates and HNWIs / UHNWIs on numerous aviation transactions over many years. He has a wide perspective of the industry sector, and acts for a wide range of aviation market participants. He has advised lenders and borrowers, lessors and lessees, sellers and purchasers, and other industry participants on their respective interests across many different types of transactions and structures.

Stuart's international approach comes from his personal background and his extensive experience gained in international law firms. He has been based in Hong Kong for over 10 years and prior to that he practiced law in London (England) with another international law firm for the previous 10 years.  Stuart’s early years of legal practice were in a law firm in Auckland (New Zealand).  He has been involved in a wide variety of aviation, commercial, banking and finance, and corporate matters involving many jurisdictions across his career.

Stuart is consistently ranked or referenced in various directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR 1000, Who's Who Legal: Transport, and Who's Who Legal: Aviation.

Stuart Miller is a leading aviation lawyer in Asia – he has a quiet confidence about him, and lets his expertise speak for itself."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022)

Stuart Miller is calm under the most pressured deals, level-headed and technically excellent – someone you want in your corner."

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022)

Stuart Miller is an excellent aviation lawyer, [...] he sees things from all perspectives."

Chambers Asia Pacific (2022)

Experience
  • Acted for various European,US and APAC Banks and Financial Institutions – in relation to multiple corporate aircraft finance and leasing matters involving various Domestic Jurisdictions and States of Registration (including multiple PRC / USA / Off-shore matters).
  • Acted for a leading International Financier – in relation to (i) the PDP financing and (ii) the Delivery financing of one Bombardier Global 6500.

  • Acted for a US Bank – in relation to the PDP and Delivery financing of one Bombardier Global 7500.

  • Acted for a leading International Financier – in relation to its finance leasing of one Gulfstream G650ER.

  • Acted for a leading International Financier – in relation to its purchase and leaseback of one Dassault Falcon 7X.

  • Acted for a US Bank – in documenting the financing of one Airbus Corporate Jet.

  • Acted for an Asian Corporate – in relation to various matters involving its acquisition, financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Gulfstream G450. 

  • Acted for a Chinese Bank – in relation to the financing of one new ACJ.

  • Acted for a Corporate Jet Operator – in relation to its financing unwind and sale of eight (8) aircraft in two (2) transactions.

  • Acted for an Asian Investment Fund – in relation to various matters involving its financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Bombardier Challenger 605. 

  • Acted for a leading Asia Pacific Airline – in relation to the lease restructuring of eight (8) A320 aircraft and payment arrangements for eleven (11) A320 and A321 aircraft.

  • Acted for a leading Asia Pacific Airline – in relation to various commercial aircraft lease finance, trading and leasing matters.

  • Acted for a leading Asia Pacific Airline – in relation to various lease extensions, novations and lessor finance arrangements for multiple aircraft.

  • Acted for a leading Asia Pacific Airline – in relation to the lease novations and finance unwind of six (6) aircraft.

  • Acted for a leading Lessor (Asia / Ireland) – in relation to the purchase and finance leaseback of three (3) A320 aircraft.

  • Acted for a leading International Lessor (Asia) – in relation to multiple aircraft finance restructurings.

  • Acted for a leading Lessor (Asia / Ireland) – in relation to the financing of three (3) B737-800 aircraft.

  • Acted for an Asia Pacific Bank – in relation to the lease financing of two B737 aircraft for a Chinese lessor.

  • Acted for an Asia Pacific Bank – in relation to the lease financing of one B777 for a Chinese lessor.

  • Acted for a National Airline (Asia Pacific) – in relation to its ECA financing of 3x A330 aircraft.

Sectors

Sectors

  • Aviation

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  • Finance

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