Clifford Chance LLP

Aviation: Finance Department

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What the team is known for Standout team in Singapore that continues to advise clients on significant mandates, including complex aviation financings for major lenders, lessors and airlines. Clients benefit from the firm's global network and experience handling cross-border transactions in the region, utilising the expertise housed in its Hong Kong office. Offers particular expertise in debt financings and JOL and JOLCO transactions.

Strengths The firm draws widespread recognition in the market, with a client highlighting: "They provide a second-to-none service in terms of accuracy, reliability, availability and speed of execution."

Another client recommends the firm, reporting: "They provide a high level of engagement and skill on deals."

Notable practitioners

Duc Nguyen
enjoys a busy aviation finance practice, assisting a range of key lenders. A client recommends him for his "excellent problem-solving skills."

Fergus Evans
has a broad aviation finance practice, advising key financing players on a range of transactions within the aviation sphere. A client describes him as "exceptional," and adds: "He is skilled and a very conducive personality to serve clients."

Simon Briscoe
continues to be a key point of reference for aviation finance matters in the Asia-Pacific region. He is lauded by market commentators and clients alike, with one source describing him as "one of the most well-known and best aviation lawyers in the market at the moment." Another client praises him for being "razor-sharp," "expert" and "practical."