K&L Gates

Banking & Finance Department

Japan
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Notable practitioners

Robert Melson has more than two decades of experience in Japan advising on cross-border aircraft finance mandates for major financial institutions. He is praised for his commerciality: "He is the core of a great team. He's reliable and provides legal support from a business angle."

Sebastian Smith is an asset finance specialist, advising asset management clients on a range of aircraft and shipping finance issues, including JOLCO financing. One client praises him as an "extremely experienced and hard-negotiating aviation counsel."