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Allen & Overy LLP

Aviation: Finance (International Firms)

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well reputed for advising on matters in the PRC aviation market from its Beijing and Shanghai offices, additionally serving Indonesian clients. Continues to attract mandates from a number of banks, financiers, leasing companies and airlines due to its expertise in handling complex and high-value transactions, such as portfolio financings. Able to assist clients with matters involving loan facilities and JOLCO financing. Strong choice for cross-border financing mandates, working closely with its highly regarded aviation finance team in London. Offers additional expertise assisting clients with acquisition financing, handling issues in relation to debt.

Strengths

The team impresses clients, with one noting: "They have in-depth knowledge and specialisation in aviation finance transactions. They provide results and responses that meet our business and risk requests rather than standard form responses."

Work highlights

Assisted Cathay Pacific Airways with seven financings including loans and JOLCO financing arrangement.

Notable practitioners

Shanghai-based Matthew Bisley draws upon his broad banking and finance experience to bolster his aviation finance offering. He is frequently sought out by clients to advise on JOLCO financing transactions within the aviation sphere.

Yvonne Ho is highly visible in leasing transactions in the Greater China region, dealing with matters involving aircraft fleets and engines. She is described by a client as "very diligent, attentive and professional."

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China

Aviation: Finance (International Firms)


Matthew Bisley
Band 2
Yvonne Ho
Band 2