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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Aviation: Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Expertise housed in the firm's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, and also advises clients across the region including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Korea and India. Maintains notable expertise in advising low-cost carriers, lessors and financiers on a range of commercial and business aircraft trading transactions. Frequently mandated by Chinese lessor and airline clients to act on financings, sale and leasebacks and capital market transactions. Also experienced in handling portfolio and airline acquisitions and refinancings, as well as repossession matters. Well placed to advise on private jet and helicopter financings, with solid expertise managing commercial debt financings.

Strengths

A client distinguishes the firm for "their commitment and dedication to meeting the needs of clients," as well as "their breadth of knowledge and commercial acumen."

A client reports: "The firm has ample experience and lots of resources globally, and they can provide professional and crucial advice to address lenders' concerns from credit, operational and legal perspectives."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of ICBC Aviation Leasing on a sale and leaseback transaction for a total fleet of ten aircraft, also assisting with the pre-delivery financing.

Notable practitioners

Saugata Mukherjee is frequently sought out to advise clients on large, complex deals in the aviation finance sector, with experience assisting with hedging strategies. A client highlights: "He is absolutely top notch, with an uncanny ability to read a situation and sum up exactly what is required."

Simon Wong is commended by one interviewee for being a "very dedicated and hardworking lawyer." His practice spans the full range of aviation finance transactions, regularly receiving mandates to handle sale and leaseback transactions and acquisitions.

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Aviation: Finance

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Location

1 Raffles Place #18-61 Tower 2

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

048616

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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.

Asia-Pacific Region

Aviation: Finance


Saugata Mukherjee
Band 3