Provided by Clyde & Co LLP
Widely considered to be the world’s leading aviation law firm, Clyde & Co is recognised for our in-depth legal expertise and commercial awareness, and our high-quality, partner-driven, cost-effective service.
Our airline, lessor and financier clients range from the largest national and low-cost carriers through to new and emerging market entrants. With a team of aviation-specialist lawyers across the UK, Middle East, APAC and US, we are able to support clients of all types and sizes across the full range of their legal needs.
We have knowledge of every type of commercial aircraft finance, lease and sale and purchase structure. We have acted on numerous new aircraft orders, hundreds of aircraft and engine operating lease and leveraged operating lease finance transactions, tax-structured financings, insurance and guarantee-backed financings, pre-delivery payment financings, commercial disputes, enforcement and workout situations.
Established shipping finance practice regularly engaged by well-known international clients, including lessees, lessors and lenders. Demonstrates specialist ability in matters relating to financing of tankers, yachts and cruise ships. Recognised for its expertise in high-value LNG shipping projects. Regularly acts for commercial airlines and banks on all aspects of aviation finance.
Sources say: "We had flawless support during the transaction."
Advised Wizz Air on the French tax leasing structure with BNP Paribas to finance three A320 NEO aircraft.
Mark Bisset is the global head of aviation finance at the firm. He represents a range of clients in matters such as dispositions and financings.
"Mark Bisset provides impeccable levels of support." "He was super helpful, very fast and very keen to share his knowledge."
Nicholas Harding has a broad aviation finance practice and regularly advises on finance, leasing and sale and purchase matters. His clients include airlines, banks and lessors.
Norman Fraser focuses on aviation finance. He advises on the sale, leasing and financing of aircraft and is also adept at handling aviation-related joint ventures.