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Watson Farley & Williams

Aviation: Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 4Asia-Pacific RegionGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Watson Farley & Williams fields an assets and structured finance offering that is active advising on aviation matters spanning various jurisdictions, including Nepal, Singapore and the PRC. Frequently sought after by corporate and investment banks as well as leasing companies on an array of financing and leasing transactions. Demonstrates ability assisting with JOLCO financings. Noted for its deft handling of restructuring and bankruptcy matters, with expertise advising on aircraft repossession.

Strengths

The team "always gives clear and professional explanations and suggestions based on their rich experience, which are very helpful for us to make decisions," says one happy client.

Another client applauds its "punctual response and professional approach."

Work highlights

Watson Farley & Williams assisted Export-Import Bank of the US with its lease financing of two aircraft for Turkish Airlines.

Notable practitioners

Jackson Chow has a busy aviation finance practice and receives a wide array of differing mandates. One happy client reports: "I'm so impressed with his sharp mind and rich experience."

William Ho offers expert advice on aircraft portfolio sale and leaseback transactions, especially for domestic Chinese clients. One client admires his "rich experience and considerate services."

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Overview

With one of the largest aviation-focused teams of any law firm based in Singapore, WFW Asia is one of the ‘go-to’ practices for sophisticated, multi-jurisdictional aviation finance matters across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Our full spectrum aviation finance and leasing practice advises across a wide range of aviation assets, including commercial aircraft, helicopters, and corporate/private jets. The team is at the forefront of developing innovative financial structures worldwide, acting for financiers and owners/operators alike.

Worldwide, the firm has over 30 expert lawyers advising on aviation finance matters in London, Paris, Hamburg, Madrid, New York and Dubai, as well as in Asia.

Members

Chow, Jackson

Ho, William

Kolehmainen, Samuel

Clients

Asia Aviation Capital

BNP Paribas

CIT Aerospace

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

DVB Bank SE

European ECAs

Natixis

NTTF

Philippines Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Industries

Aviation

Aviation: Finance

Watson Farley & Williams

firm
Location

88 Market Street | #31-05

CapitaSpring

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

048948

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 4 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

WFW advises on industry-changing AWG carbon calculator

Authors: Jim Bell, Patrick Moore, Alex Clark

Article

Aviation case gives insight into treatment of jurisdiction clauses after Brexit

Authors: Andrew Ward, Gemma Dhillon, Timothy Goyder

Ranked Lawyers

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


Jackson Chow
Band 3
William Ho
Eminent Practitioners