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Clifford Chance LLP

Aviation: Finance (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Highly recommended for its ability to handle cross-border aviation financings, with considerable depth of expertise for matters involving the PRC, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea and the USA, thus highlighting its strong regional presence. Full spectrum of services attracts many lessors and lenders, ranging from portfolio disposal and lease restructuring to airline insolvency-related issues and joint venture matters. Also well placed to advise on asset-based securitisations and other capital market financing structures. Experienced in handling diverse joint ventures to establish new leasing opportunities for both domestic and multinational companies. Demonstrates additional expertise advising on tax elements in a broad array of aviation finance transactions.

Strengths

The team receives widespread praise from clients, with one client noting: "They are responsive and always have a can-do attitude."

Another client commends them, saying: "Their experience and knowledge help us to close a deal efficiently and productively."

Work highlights

Advised Chow Tai Fook Enterprise and NWS Holdings on the acquisition of an interest in a large aircraft leasing joint venture.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Hetty Lam has a busy aviation finance practice, supporting on a variety of leasing transactions. One source describes her as being "very prompt and responsive, and having the legal capabilities."

Leading aviation finance practitioner Paul Greenwell receives widespread recognition in the market for his visibility in the aviation market. He has notable experience handling JOLCO transactions and often works closely with the Australia and Singapore branches on Asia-Pacific wide deals.

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Aviation: Finance (International Firms) Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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27th Floor

Jardine House

One Connaught Place

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Hetty Lam
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Paul Greenwell
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