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K&L Gates

Aviation

1 ranked lawyersBand 4Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Tokyo-based team that demonstrates strength in advising on aircraft financing and leasing transactions in the Asia-Pacific region. Resources are available across various offices, such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. The team has a growing presence in cross-border aircraft portfolio acquisition and financing deals. Notable for acting for lessors, airlines and banks, with a focus on Japanese clients. Further noted for its experience in JOLCO structures. Regulatory and tax expertise complements the firm's aviation finance team and bolsters its cross-border capabilities.

Work highlights

Advised Singapore leasing company Aviation PLC on green financing for three low carbon emission ATR 72-600 aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Robert Melson is based in Tokyo and is widely held up as an aviation finance specialist. Sources report that "his expertise on this is really valuable."

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Asia-Pacific Region

Aviation: Finance


Robert E Melson Jr
Band 3