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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

Aviation

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What the team is known for

Renowned full-service firm with a wealth of expertise advising on complex cross-border financing mandates. Regularly instructed by prominent banks and airlines to assist with the negotiation of agreements for the sale and purchase of aircraft, as well as leasing agreements. Additionally well placed to handle filings before the Brazilian Aeronautical Registry. Elix Leasing and Flight Simulator Trader are new clients.

Strengths

One client appreciates the firm's "expertise in the aviation sector and great service," adding that "they are always up to date with current affairs in the industry and are very responsive."

Work highlights

Assisted GE Commercial Aviation Services with the cross-border leasing transaction of three ATR72 aircraft to Passaredo Transportes Aéreos, valued at USD28 million.

Notable practitioners

"Exceptional" co-head of department Fabio Falkenburger receives plaudits from market commentators for his in-depth knowledge of the aviation sector, with prominent expertise in regulatory and finance-related matters. One source says: "He is very hands-on, knowledgeable and always up to date with the news of the industry." Falkenburger often advises on the leasing as well as purchase and sale of aircraft.

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Overview

Essential for Brazil's economic development, the airport sector has a great need for private investment. At the same time, airlines are experiencing a challenging time, which makes room for transactions with foreign investors and restructuring.

Our professionals have extensive experience regarding the legislation, the technical aspects of these industries, and business context, to meet the entire range of legal needs and support the definition and implementation of effective growth strategies.

We provide advisory services on the structuring of purchase and sale transactions, leasing and financing of aircrafts, engines and other equipment. We assist with concessions, financing and regulatory aspects of airports and in operations that are peculiar to those industries, such as aircraft leasing and mortgage, structured transactions, engine maintenance contracts, interchange agreements and time sharing of helicopters.

We are prepared to support mergers and acquisitions, alliances with foreign investors, restructuring and industry consolidation movements. We have tradition and leadership also in project financings. They are quite complex structures, requiring vast experience in international contracts, corporate and tax matters, among others. We use our knowledge of public regulatory law to understand the rules of these segments, our expertise in the negotiation and drafting of complex contracts and experience in all other fields of law where Machado Meyer operates.

Members

Falkenburger, Fabio

Graziani Prada, Mario

Lopes Enei, José Virgílio

Valéria Martins Lima, Paloma

Aviation Department

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

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Department location

Seculum II Building

Rua José Gonçalves de Oliveira, 116, 5th floor

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01451-000

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Brazil

Aviation: Finance


Fabio Falkenburger
Band 1

Aviation: Regulatory


Fabio Falkenburger
Band 2