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3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Milbank LLP

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.

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Asset Finance: Aviation Finance - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Milbank has a leading aviation asset finance practice. The firm's expertise covers bankruptcy, EETCs, financing and operating leases including JOLCOs, as well as ECA-backed transactions. It is highly regarded for its ability on large cross-border transactions for global clients, including banks, airlines and financial institutions. The firm is also sought after for its expertise in Islamic finance transactions.

Work Highlights

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  • Milbank acted for SMBC Aviation Capital in relation to its acquisition of Goshawk, including a portfolio of approximately 160 owned aircraft and 15 managed aircraft.

Notable Practitioners

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James Cameron
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James Cameron
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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.

"Jim is a true heavyweight of the aviation finance legal market. He's a deal maker and brings real commercial intelligence, as well as legal excellence to any transaction. He's a good person to have in your corner in difficult negotiations."

"Jim brings both legal and business skills to the negotiating table."

"His market knowledge and pragmatism are assets in their own right."

"He is hugely experienced and articulate, as well as a commanding and calming presence. He's a strategic thinker and was always thinking about business and shareholder value when advising."

Nick Swinburne
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Nick Swinburne
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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 focused and pragmatic and brings an excellent level of client service."

"He is one of the top aviation lawyers in the London market. He's a great listener, skilful negotiator and superb draftsperson."

"Nick is a truly exceptional lawyer - he's thorough, clear-minded and excellent at focusing on the key issues of complicated transactions."

"He has an exceptional legal intellect and knowledge of our industry, but is also great to deal with."

Richard Walton
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Richard Walton
Associates to watch

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

Ranked Lawyers at
Milbank LLP

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Asset Finance: Aviation Finance

James Cameron
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James Cameron
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Nick Swinburne
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Nick Swinburne
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Richard Walton
Richard Walton
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