Provided by Stephenson Harwood LLP
Our team of acknowledged leading practitioners and highly talented aviation lawyers bring to the table a genuine in-depth knowledge and understanding of the aviation industry, which, when combined with a practical hands-on approach and high levels of legal expertise, enables us to deliver the commercial outcome our clients are looking for, effectively and cost efficiently.
We have decades of accumulated experience acting for:
- financiers and the major transportation banks
- maintenance repair and overhaul organisations
- airline associations.
This experience means our aviation specialist lawyers have a 360 degree understanding of how the aviation industry works, and can leverage that knowledge and experience to the benefit of clients without any re-invention of wheels or cost inefficiencies. Our approach is driven by listening to our clients’ commercial objectives, making sure we understand what it is that they want to achieve, within what timeframe, at what cost, and resourcing the job with the right team.
The aviation finance expertise is housed in Stephenson Harwood's Singapore and Hong Kong offices, which advise clients across the region including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, 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.
One client admires the team's "responsiveness to client requests, turnaround time for the provision of advice and preparation of documents" as well as its "commercial understanding."
Saugata Mukherjee is frequently sought out to advise clients on large, complex deals in the aviation finance sector. He also comes recommended for his experience assisting with hedging strategies.
Simon Wong's practice spans the full range of aviation finance transactions, regularly receiving mandates to handle sale and leaseback transactions and acquisitions. He is also recommended for his expertise in Islamic and ECA financings.