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What the team is known for

Esteemed group working with clients on a variety of aviation matters, including procurement and financing projects. Also acts for an impressive roster of major industry participants, including banks, financiers and airlines, advising on operating leases, aircraft portfolio purchases and pre-delivery payments, and maintains a fine track record for its work on corporate jet financings.

Strengths

A client says: "Dentons take the time to get to understand our business and provide a fantastic service. Their asset finance knowledge and market experience is very good."

Sources report: "Dentons have extensive aviation experience and really understand the issues faced by clients. The team provides a partner-led service with specialist industry knowledge as well as a commercial attitude to transactions."

Work highlights

Advised Qatar Airways on the financing of three Airbus A350 aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Nick Chandler is global head of aircraft financing and leasing at the firm. He has particular expertise in cross-border aircraft financing and works with leading banks and airlines.

Paul Holland is a key member of the team and focuses on aviation finance work. He is particularly experienced in handling deals in the Middle East and adept at advising on Islamic finance-related matters.

Serge Sergiou has a strong reputation in the market for his knowledge in aviation-related asset finance. He regularly advises clients on aircraft leasing and pre-delivery payment financings, among other matters.

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Overview

Dentons' asset finance and leasing practice advises all industry participants from banks, financiers and lessors to borrowers, lessees, airlines and manufacturers across a wide range of asset classes.

Dentons advises a number of banks and financiers on general asset finance transactions including finance and operating leases, receivables and invoice discounting transactions and bilateral and syndicated lending transactions in respect of a wide range of assets such as medical, technology, energy and plant and machinery assets.

We have advised a number of the world's leading airlines on their aircraft procurement and financing projects. We also advise operating lessors on a range of transactions, including aircraft portfolio purchases, operating lessor financings, pre-delivery payment and leasing transactions.

We have an established shipping finance practice with clients including UK and international banks and financial institutions, equity investors and government agencies.

Another area of expertise for our asset finance team is export credit financings. We have been advising on ECA transactions since the inception of the export credit financing product and advise on the full range of financings including asset financings for aircraft, shipping and other equipment, particularly in Africa.

Dentons also advises on corporate jet and superyacht financings as well as other private wealth products for private wealth banks and also for HNW individuals. 

Members

Chandler, Nick

Holland, Paul

Kahn, Greg

McLernon, Lee

Sergiou, Serge

Slack, Brendan

Clients

Air Nostrum

Airbus

Emirates

Qatar Airways

RBS

Société Générale

TUI Travel Group

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Waypoint Leasing

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Asset Finance

Dentons

firm
Location

One Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7WS

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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


Nick Chandler
Band 3
Paul Holland
Band 4
Serge Sergiou
Band 2