Clifford Chance LLP

Transportation Department

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What the team is known for Solid asset finance team with significant strength in aviation matters, advising on fleet financing by way of mortgages and facility agreements. Regularly mandated on the acquisition, sale and leasing of aircraft, including in-depth knowledge of Japanese Operating Leases. Clients include banks, airlines and leasing companies. Able to collaborate with the firm's offices in other European jurisdictions.

Work highlights Assisted KLM with financing, under Japanese Operating Lease terms, the acquisition of three Embraer aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Hein Tonnaer focuses on aircraft finance matters acting for both banks and airlines. He assists clients with cross-border leasing, sales and purchases.