Allen & Overy LLP

Aviation: Finance (International Firms) Department

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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.

Work highlights Represented CMB Leasing in the sale and leaseback transaction for four A22-300 aircraft for Air Baltic.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Matthew Bisley regularly assists arrangers, debt and equity participants, lessors and lessees in the full spectrum of aviation finance matters. One source singles him out as "a great technical lawyer."

Yvonne Ho is described by one source as "technically strong." She enjoys a solid aviation practice, providing legal support to diverse financiers and airlines in asset finance transactions, demonstrating particular expertise in ECA-supported financings.