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White & Case LLP

Asset Finance

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What the team is known for

White & Case has an expert asset finance team advising numerous international clients. Its established presence in the European and North American asset finance space is complemented by a growing strength in Asia. The firm offers:
• Experience acting for a broad client roster of investment banks, lessors and airlines.
• Expertise in assisting with debt financing, portfolio and leasing company acquisitions, warehouse facilities and EETC transactions.

Notable practitioners

Global head of asset finance Justin Benson is respected for his experience handling asset finance matters. He often advises airlines, leasing companies and manufacturers on aircraft financing transactions. He is based in London.

Based in New York, Michael Smith has a strong reputation for advising clients on an array of aviation finance transactions including leasing and securitisations. A source reports: "He has a dynamic practice, is strong on the detail and is a really top-notch practitioner."

Hong Kong-based Simon Collins is well known in the market for his asset finance expertise in the Asian market, particularly noted for his experience handling JOLCO transactions. A source remarks: "He is a sensible and practical lawyer."

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Asset Finance

White & Case LLP

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Location

1221 Avenue of the Americas

New York

New York

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NY 10020

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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.

Global Market Leaders

Asset Finance


Justin Benson
Band 2
Michael Smith
Band 3
Simon Collins
Band 4