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Aviation: Finance (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Well recognised for its focus on the PRC market, representing major banks, leasing companies and airlines. Also handles deals elsewhere in Asia, with recent experience advising on matters relating to Korea, India and Japan. Highlighted for its expertise on financing mandates as well as receiving instructions from financiers and airlines on commercial and corporate jet transactions. Additionally competent at providing combined finance and tax advice for a variety of transactions within the aviation sector. Adept at advising on the refinancing of aircraft fleets.

Strengths

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

Work highlights

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

Notable practitioners

Simon Wong is highly commended by one interviewee for being a"very dedicated and hard-working 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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Overview

Our Greater China aviation team consists of partner and associates that specialise in aviation law. It is regarded highly as one of the leading aviation practices in Asia. Our team strives to provide high-quality services and it is known for its efficiency, extensive industry knowledge and ability to give innovative and practical suggestions in challenging situations. We assisted our clients navigate COVID-19 disruptions to the aviation industry and have received praised from our clients on our responsiveness and on-the-point judgement across arrange of commercial, structural and regulatory issues relating to their operations.

Our client-first approach: Our key clients have trusted us to advise on their key transactions through the COVID-19 pandemic. The team has been working with over 17 airlines across more than 11 jurisdictions on restructuring leases and defaults. As our team has a wide customer base in China, we are very familiar with the market and the corporate culture in China. Our strong Aviation Practice is also backed up by one of the largest litigation team in Greater China and Aviation disputes team in the global offices, should disputes relate to the Aviation industry arise.


Members

Wong, Simon (Head of Department)

Chan, Victor

Aviation: Finance (International Firms)

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