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Milbank LLP

Asset Finance

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What the team is known for

Milbank has a distinguished practice specialising in aviation finance, with notable experience in Asia, London and the USA. The firm offers:
• Exemplary prowess in portfolio acquisitions and warehouse financing, asset-backed securitisations and tax structuring, as well as high-value portfolio development.
• Significant experience representing leading airlines, aircraft leasing companies and investment banks.

Strengths

"If you're looking for a North American focus, go to Milbank," states a commentator, adding: "They are an excellent firm with a fantastic reputation in the aviation space."

Another comments: "They are good at handling large-scale transactions and they are very reliable."

Notable practitioners

New York-based Drew Fine has expertise handling a number of international aircraft financings, including EETCs and ABS transactions. He is described as "a terrific lawyer and absolutely a go-to in this space" by an interviewee, and another enthuses: "He is the strongest aviation capital markets finance lawyer out there."

James Cameron co-heads the firm's transportation and space team out of London. He regularly acts for banks and lenders on high-value aviation asset leasing and financing transactions. A source notes: "Jim is a very strong lawyer for asset finance-related matters; he stands out for his knowledge and expertise in this space."

New York-based James Pascale focuses his practice on representing banks and leasing companies in a broad range of aviation transactions. "He's got a combination of skills, experience and market presence that make him a really superb lawyer," states an interviewee. Other sources note that he is "technically very astute" and "very good at running transactions."

Nick Swinburne "is very bright, very technical and very proactive," reports an interviewee. Based in London, he acts for a number of clients, including airlines, lessors and financial institutions."He is a real asset to Milbank," says another source, adding: "He's attentive and he's adored by clients."

Paul Ng is widely recognised by sources for his experience and expertise in the Singapore market, with one commentator noting: "He is a big name in the Asia market and is a solid practitioner." Ng focuses his practice on representing banks, airlines and lessors on a variety of aviation finance matters.

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Asset Finance

Milbank LLP

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Location

55 Hudson Yards

New York

New York

USA

NY 10001-2163

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Global Market Leaders

Asset Finance


Drew S Fine
Band 1
James Cameron
Band 2
James Pascale
Up and Coming
Nick Swinburne
Band 1