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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Asset Finance

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What the team is known for

Impressive asset finance practice with ability across shipping, rail and aviation matters. Notable rail finance practice advises on rolling stock procurement and leasing structures. Strong shipping finance work with international banks and ship owners on tax leasing, restructurings and ship sale and purchase. Experience in aviation deals includes financing for commercial aircraft and corporate jets. Also noted for its counsel on complex plant and machinery financings.

Strengths

Clients say: "The overall service is excellent and the speed of responses most impressive."

Commentators report: "They are outstanding, they have an excellent ability to understand and deliver on our specific needs and they are proactive."

Clients note: "The team were efficient and pragmatic in their approach."

Work highlights

Advised an Irish lessor company on the purchase of one Dassault Falcon 8X from Dassault Aviation.

Advised EnTrust on a USD27.5 million loan facility to PT Buana Lintas Lautan.

Advised Abellio on the terms of Emergency Measures Agreement, Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement and ancillary documentation.

Notable practitioners

Ian Mace regularly works with financial institutions and ship owners on large transactions, including the sale and leaseback of oil tankers and vessels. He heads the global ship finance group at the firm.
"Ian is very good technically." "He is a smart and well-regarded lawyer."

James Collins is developing a strong aviation finance practice. He advises on a range of issues including sale and leasebacks, and syndicated facilities.
"James Collins provided fast and diligent legal support."

Lisa Marks is noted for her skills in rail finance work. Her practice includes advising on financing and leasing matters.
"Lisa is very diligent, accessible, and will always go the extra mile to get things done."

Richard Parsons is the global head of aviation at the firm and adept at handling a range of transactions in the space. He often works with banks and operating lessors.
"Richard Parsons is a good lawyer with first-class skills."

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Asset Finance

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Location

1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Asset Finance: Aviation Finance


James Collins
Band 4
Richard Parsons
Band 4

Asset Finance: Rail Finance


Asset Finance: Shipping Finance