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Milbank LLP

Asset Finance

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What the team is known for

Leading aviation asset finance practice. Expertise covers bankruptcy, EETCs, financing and operating leases including JOLCOs, as well as ECA-backed transactions. Highly regarded for its ability on large cross-border transactions for global clients, including banks, airlines and financial institutions. Also sought after for its expertise in Islamic finance transactions.

Strengths

Clients appreciate that "they are very proactive and are often at the cutting edge of developments."

"They provided top-class, on-time service with intimate knowledge of all stakeholders and the industry," reports one interviewee.

Clients also say: "They are always available to brainstorm and develop new solutions. They provide an excellent client service and offer a seamless integration of partners across regions."

Work highlights

Advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, as the lead arranger, and investors on Air Canada's CAD1.23 billion second-lien notes financing.

Notable practitioners

James Cameron is a leading specialist in asset leasing and financing transactions. He has considerable experience advising on portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures and JOLCO financings.
"James Cameron has a calm negotiation approach. He has deep experience and is proactive." "He is commercial and has all the industry knowledge." "He is our go-to guy on complex transactions. He is on top of the market, does cutting-edge work and is at the top of the game."


Nick Swinburne has a stellar reputation in the market for his work on transactions in the aviation space. He advises on portfolio acquisitions, aircraft leasings and JOLCO financings, among other matters.
"Nick is a very experienced aviation finance lawyer, among the leading lawyers worldwide. He is very commercial and pragmatic, with strong negotiation skills." "Nick Swinburne has deep experience and a knack for nuance and solution-oriented problem solving."

Richard Walton frequently works with client on cross-border leasings and financings. His clients include lessors, manufacturers and banks.

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Overview

Milbank is the premier provider of legal services to the Asset Finance sector worldwide. We have helped our clients develop most if not all of the structures and products that have become first of a kind and then most often utilised in the industry. Our clients represent a true cross-section of the major players, including leasing companies, investment banks, manufacturers, export credit agencies, lenders, governments, equity participants and private equity and hedge funds.

We have an unparalleled wealth of experience gained from transactions in all jurisdictions and provide market leading legal expertise combined with specific industry knowledge and experience.

We always work on the sector’s largest, most complex and innovative transactions. The breadth and depth of our industry experience across Aviation, Shipping, Rail, Space and Asset Finance means that Milbank’s lawyers offer not only legal excellence but also sensitivity to industry specific commercial issues.

Asset Finance

Milbank LLP

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Location

55 Hudson Yards

New York

New York

USA

NY 10001-2163

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Asset Finance: Aviation Finance


James Cameron
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Nick Swinburne
Band 1
Richard Walton
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