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HFW

Aviation: Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Growing team advising clients on the full spectrum of aviation financing and leasing transactions. Its varied client base includes airlines, financiers, manufacturers and leasing companies. Regularly assists clients with regional matters, with particular experience in Indonesia. Specialises in advising major lessors in matters involving portfolio and warehouse financings, aircraft portfolio acquisitions and lease structuring. Increasingly active advising on JOL and JOLCO financings. Also able to assist clients with the consent and approval process for financing and asset-backed securitisation.

Strengths

A source praises the firm, saying: "We are always impressed with their commitment to meeting client deadlines and their pragmatic approach," and adding: "They are also very good technically."

"They are doing a great job, especially in terms of advice on even the minor aspects," according to another interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised Goshawk Aviation on the sales and acquisitions of a large-scale portfolio of aircraft on lease to different airlines, handling the security arrangements and sale and novation agreements.

Notable practitioners

David Brotherton is active in the Singapore aviation finance market, advising on aircraft portfolio sales and acquisitions, as well as restructuring. He is able to provide assistance with sale and novation documents and release filings and registrations.

Lui Ling frequently supports lenders with finance and security documents, and is also able to advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions. She is described by a client as an "experienced lawyer."

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Singapore

Aviation: Finance


David Brotherton
Band 3
Ling Lui
Band 4