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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: "On the business side, they are really good."

Commentators note: "They are always very responsive, knowledgeable and take the time to go through things and explain them in layperson's terms."

Work highlights

Advised Euronav on its USD40.6 million acquisition of two Suezmax tankers, through joint ventures with Ridgebury Tankers and Tufton Oceanic.

Represented financiers Lombard North Central in connection to the manufacturing and supply of five Class 484 units, valued at £26 million, to South Western Railways.

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 ship finance group at the firm.
"He is a good technician."

James Collins is a rising star in the aviation finance space. He advises on a range of issues including JOLCO transactions, sale and leasebacks, and syndicated facilities.
"James Collins is very pleasant and a good-quality lawyer."

Lisa Marks is noted for her skills in rail finance work. Her practice includes advising on financing and leasing matters.
"Her main strength is her ability to explain things in layperson's terms and highlight the key points so that we are aware of them and can make the necessary decisions."

Richard Parsons is 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 very personable and professional partner. He is very approachable and can easily explain legal issues." "He is very pleasant to work with, always available and very quick in responding."

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Asset Finance Department

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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1 Finsbury Circus

London

Greater London

UK

EC2M 7SH

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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
Up and Coming
Richard Parsons
Band 4

Asset Finance: Rail Finance


Asset Finance: Shipping Finance