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Finance & Leasing

Providing market leading advice on aviation financing and leasing

Our dedicated global aviation finance & leasing practice has worked on transactions involving all types of aircraft.

We offer a first class service and in-depth specialist insight. We are recognised for our in-depth legal expertise and commercial awareness, and are known for our high-quality, partner-driven and cost-effective service.

Our finance & leasing team acts for airlines, lessors, financial institutions and investors on commercial and business aircraft finance, leasing and sale and purchase transactions worldwide.

Our commercial aviation finance clients include established names as well as new and emerging market entrants. We have knowledge of all types of commercial aviation finance, lease and sale and purchase transactions. Our extensive experience includes acting on numerous multi-billion dollar new aircraft orders, hundreds of aircraft and engine operating lease and leveraged operating lease finance transactions, and advising on commercial dispute, enforcement and workout situations.

We have advised business aircraft financiers and owners in relation to over 300 business aircraft transactions, involving every type of aircraft including helicopters.

For further information please visit our dedicated business aviation finance microsite: www.BizJetLawyers.com

Our Finance & Leasing Work

  • Afrique
  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Financing the sale and leaseback of 20 aircraft

    Acting on the financing of 20 E190 aircraft for Kenya Airways by way of sale/leaseback from a range of operating lessors.

    Kenya
  • Virgin America aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lenders, financing the acquisition of two A319-100s by way of operating lease.

    United States
  • Australian Airlines acquiring an aircraft on an operating lease

    Acting for the lenders financing the acquisition of an A34-300 on operating lease.

    Australia

    Hong Kong Airlines aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lender, financing the acquisition of two new 737-800s subject to Hong Kong Airlines operating leases.

    Hong Kong

    Sri Lankan Airlines finance lease structure

    Advising on the financing of an A320 simulator for Sri Lankan Airlines by way of a finance lease structure from a Dutch credit provider.

    Sri Lanka
  • Aircraft financing through an operating lease

    Acting on the financing of an A330 and E1790 aircraft for Air France by way of a Japanese Operating Lease.

    France

    Aeroflot financing agreement

    Acting on the ECA financing of three A330 aircraft, the first ECA financing for Aeroflot since the ratification by Russia of the Cape Town Convention.

    Russian Federation

    Kingfisher Airlines maintenance disputes

    Acting on behalf of Kingfisher Airlines regarding various disputes concerning lease maintenance provisons and KFA's alleged non-compliance – English and foreign proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Aircraft heavy plant and machinery financing agreement

    Negotiating the financing of "C" series aircraft heavy plant and machinery for Bombardier/Short Brothers plc involving a series of financiers for the combined value USD 125 million.

    United Kingdom

Our Finance & Leasing team

Mark Bisset
Mark Bisset

Partner

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

Partner

Roger Whipp
Roger Whipp

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