Baker McKenzie

Aviation Department

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What the team is known for Highly respected team with an established bench based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm houses specialists for matters involving the PRC, and also regularly handles work elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Draws upon its international presence to assist clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. Its impressive client roster includes major lessors, airlines and banks. Continues to offer expertise on a number of leasing, financing and disposal transactions. Highlighted by market sources for its strong negotiation skills, cross-border capabilities and knowledge of the industry.

Strengths Clients are swift to recommend the firm for its industry expertise. One client enthuses: "The services are really above standard and perfect because we receive very good advice," adding: "Their knowledge about aviation especially supports us on every aspect during completion of each transaction."

Notable practitioners

Allen Ng demonstrates strong expertise in aircraft and equipment leasing and finance, with experience advising on a variety of cross-border matters within the Asia-Pacific region. He comes highly recommended in the market, with one client highlighting: "He can find the solutions, not only pointing out the risks and the legal aspects, but also the commercial points."

Head of department Andrew Lockhart has long-standing expertise in aircraft leasing and financing matters in China. He demonstrates additional strength advising on aviation finance matters across the wider region and is highly experienced assisting clients with loans and credit facilities.

Grace Li is based in the firm's Shanghai office and has a solid focus on aviation finance matters. Sources are impressed by her work and attest to her presence within the aviation market.