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Mayer Brown LLP

Aviation: Finance

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded Hong Kong-based team acting on a broad range of aviation transactions in the commercial and business jet areas in the wider Asia market. Remains a popular choice of counsel for leading airlines, leasing companies and banks on high-profile transactions. Expertise encompasses sale and leaseback, financing, aircraft trade and dispute resolution. Also active for conglomerates on cross-border portfolio acquisitions and financings. Highly skilled at managing transactions involving significant cross-border elements, with particular reference to Fiji, Vietnam, Indonesia, China and Cambodia.

Strengths

Clients are complimentary about the firm's service, with one claiming: "They are able to easily understand what is at stake and stand out in terms of the quality of their drafting."

Another client notes: "They are experienced, efficient and a safe pair of hands."

Work highlights

Advised Cathay Pacific Airways on the documentation and negotiations involved in a sale and leaseback transaction of six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

Notable practitioners

Richard Stock has longstanding experience advising on the full spectrum of aviation finance matters across the Asia-Pacific region. Clients express their respect for his work, with one client highlighting: "He is experienced, efficient and a safe pair of hands," and adding: "He is very precise, being quite a technician, and a pleasure to work with."

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Overview

Consistently awarded top rankings in aircraft and asset finance by reputable and authoritative legal directories, Mayer Brown's Asset Finance Group is recognised as a leading asset finance team in Asia. Much of that experience has been gained advising airlines on a variety of different financing and treasury activities, including:

  • Aircraft-finance transactions, including secured facilities, export-credit (ECA and US EXIMBANK) supported facilities and finance leases
  • Unsecured loans and lines of credit
  • Tax-driven financing transactions (domestic and cross-border products, including France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, UK and US based structures)
  • Off-balance sheet financing transactions
  • Currency, interest rate and fuel hedging activities

Our depth and breadth means that we can provide commercially-astute lawyers with appropriate experience to service nearly any airline financing requirements.

Aviation: Finance

Mayer Brown LLP

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Location

16th-19th Floors

Prince's Building

10 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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Asia-Pacific Region

Aviation: Finance


Richard J I Stock
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