Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Aviation Department

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What the team is known for Strong track record advising on a wide range of transactions, including aircraft portfolio financing and leasing. Maintains a strong focus on the PRC market, with an impressive roster of lessor and airline clients. Also acts for multinational clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region, with recent deal experience in Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Myanmar. Draws strength from an integrated asset finance practice across several major offices in the Asia-Pacific region.

Work highlights Acted for ICBC Financial Leasing with regard to operating lease agreements relating to 12 aircraft for China Southern Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Jackson Chow is recommended by one client who reports: "He helps us close portfolio financing deals and is experienced enough to handle different parties well." He often acts for leasing companies with regard to substantial aircraft financing mandates.

William Ho is a highly regarded figure in the market, with one client stating: "He is very reputable and can handle complicated relationships, helping us close deals." He is widely known for advising on high-profile export credits, tax and operating leases and the sale of aircraft portfolios.