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Bird & Bird

Transportation

1 ranked lawyersBand 2GermanyEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Expertise in both rail and aviation mandates, with a focus on acquisition finance and leasing transactions. Further covers sale and leasebacks, ECA-covered financing, and restructuring of finance leases as well as portfolio deals. Clients include alternative investment and infrastructure funds, asset managers and leasing companies. Has additional experience on the lender side, acting for banks in aeroplane and helicopter acquisition finance.

Work highlights

Advised EMP Structured Assets as the German arranger for the purchase, lease and ECA-backed financing of six aircraft in six separate international transactions.

Notable practitioners

Matthias Winter assists a range of clients in the aviation sphere, including asset managers, investment firms and banks of aerospace corporations, with the financing and leasing of aircraft. He also provides transactional advice to rolling stock investors and leasing companies. Market sources describe him as "always very pragmatic and good to work with."

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Germany

Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance


Matthias Winter
Band 2