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King & Wood Mallesons

Aviation: Finance

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What the team is known for

Stands out for its expertise in Mainland Chinese and Australian aviation markets as well as its solid presence in Hong Kong. Regularly instructed by banks, funds, airlines and leasing companies on various financings and leasings of commercial and corporate jets. Also noteworthy is its expertise in South-East Asian jurisdictions such as Thailand and Indonesia. The practice is well placed to handle related loans and note facility programmes, portfolio securitisation and regulatory matters. Also highly adept at handling diverse tax structures for leasings.

Strengths

A client reports: "They always provide constructive suggestions to solve the outstanding problems we encounter in the transactions," before going on to say: "They are very patient and professional and spend a lot of time explaining the details and answering our queries."

Another client states: "The communication is efficient and effective by using multiple communication channels."

Work highlights

Advised the Macau branch of Bank of China on an acquisition refinancing and leasing of aircraft, using two SPVs.

Notable practitioners

Ashley Wong receives mandates across the full gamut of aviation finance work. She impresses clients, with one highlighting: "She is a strategic thinker with solid technical knowledge and extensive industry knowledge." They go on to say: "She is also capable of explaining and discussing issues with different levels of client staff in an efficient manner."

John Canning is a well respected aviation finance lawyer in Australia. He offers considerable experience on aviation finance transactions, acting for clients across the region.

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Aviation: Finance Department

King & Wood Mallesons

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13/F, Gloucester Tower

The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Asia-Pacific Region

Aviation: Finance


Ashley Wong
Band 3
John Canning
Band 3