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Aviation

2 ranked lawyersBand 4SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected transportation finance team offering capabilities on the full spectrum of aviation finance transactions for prominent international clients. Well placed to assist clients with the structuring of financing using conditional sale arrangements of large aircraft portfolios as subject to leases. Also offers skill handling unsecured financings and acquisitions, alongside asset-backed securitisations.

Strengths

A client says: "When it comes to client relationships they are familiar with how we approach transactions, and anticipate and tailor their approach to us," adding: "They are not over reliant on a formulaic approach and are able to adapt."

Another interviewee describes the team as "fast," "professional" and "very friendly."

Work highlights

Advised BNP Paribas on the financing of a portfolio consisting of five aircraft for Taiping Fontainburg DVB Aviation Capital, using a sale arrangement which was contingent upon leases to PRC and Korean operators.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming lawyer Ji Woon Kim offers expertise in the full gamut of aviation finance matters, handling secured and unsecured financing deals. A client appreciates that "he is very experienced and attentive to us as a client, providing excellent service."

William Gibson regularly handles large-scale aircraft acquisitions and sale and leasebacks. A client praises him, saying: "He understands clients' needs and goes that extra mile to ensure clients' interests are protected and clients' commercial relationships are maintained."

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Singapore

Aviation: Finance


Ji Woon Kim
Up and Coming
William Gibson
Band 4