Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Aviation: Finance (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Adept at handling business and commercial jet transactions, including portfolio acquisitions and financings as well as leasings, on behalf of lessors, financial institutions and airlines. Also offers expertise in cross-border repossessions and restructuring of aircraft orders. Well placed to advise on transactions in relation to the private aviation space. Additionally active handling negotiations with multinational manufacturers on trading transactions and the procurement of new aircraft and engines.

Strengths A client provides support for the firm, reporting: "They are excellent, very timely and commercial."

Work highlights Advised ORIX on the USD2.2 billion purchase of a 30% stake in Avolon from Bohai.

Notable practitioners

Paul Jebely is admired by market sources, one of whom describes him as "top in class." Another interviewee comments: "He has exceptional know-how on aircraft financings." His clients include major airlines and lessors.