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K&L Gates

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2JapanGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Sought-after asset finance team with specialist knowledge of the aviation industry and extensive experience in JOLCO structures. Frequently advises leasing companies as well as financial institutions on cross-border financing deals, especially those involving the purchase or leasing of aircraft and aircraft parts. Also assists with securities arrangements. The team is also knowledgeable and experienced in handling rail, shipping and container finance transactions. Acts for both lessors and lessees on asset financings.

Notable practitioners

Robert Melson is widely extolled as a top-calibre aviation finance specialist. Sources "can't deny he's a leading name" and report that "his expertise on this is really valuable."

Interviewees know and highlight Sebastian Smith for his activity and heavy involvement in the aviation finance sphere.

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Banking & Finance: International Asset Finance


Robert E Melson Jr
Band 1
Sebastian Smith
Band 2