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Clifford Chance LLP

Asset Finance

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What the team is known for

Go-to practice for aviation finance matters, with additional capability on rail-related transactions. Works with global aviation clients in complex ECA-supported financings, portfolio transfers and bank financings. The rail team works with government agencies, manufacturers and operators on large rolling stock and infrastructure deals. Draws support from the firm's extensive expertise in complementary areas such as tax, litigation and insolvency to provide a one-stop shop to clients.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "They are a top-class team and provide timely and well thought-out advice whilst always understanding our commercial imperatives."

"They are an absolutely stellar outfit and very active in the space," reports one source.

Clients note: "The team are hard-working, very pleasant to work with, and understand the business sector. The firm has a  breadth and depth of resources which you can rely on when dealing with complex and document-intense matters."

Work highlights

Advised SMBC Aviation Capital on the USD255 million sale and leaseback of six A320 NEO aircraft to easyJet.

Advised the senior lending group and NatWest on the introduction of a new fixed-rate tranche to the Scotrail rolling stock project.

Notable practitioners

Oliver Hipperson is noted for his capabilities in the financing, leasing and sale of aviation and shipping assets. He works with a range of clients, including lessors.
"Oliver Hipperson has an immense depth of industry knowledge."

Paul Carrington has strong skills in aviation finance work. He frequently handles financings, leasings and dispositions.
"Paul Carrington is one of the smartest lawyers I deal with. He is extremely user-friendly and very calm under pressure." "He is a very good lawyer, very commercial and very good with clients."


Ranbir Hunjan is adept at advising on transactions in the aviation sector. He regularly works with lenders and arrangers.
"Ranbir is our go-to guy, he is very commercial and pragmatic and he gets stuff done."

William Glaister is head of the global asset finance group and has an excellent reputation in the market. He is renowned for his abilities in aviation finance matters and continues to be the first port of call for many in the industry.
"William Glaister remains one of the leading aircraft financing lawyers. He is commercially minded, tactically astute, practical and highly effective." "He is a pre-eminent English aviation finance lawyer." "William's industry knowledge is standout and he provides us with a good steer."


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Asset Finance

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Asset Finance: Aviation Finance


Oliver Hipperson
Band 4
Paul Carrington
Band 3
Ranbir Hunjan
Band 3
William Glaister
Star Individuals

Asset Finance: Shipping Finance


Oliver Hipperson
Band 3