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Jim Bell

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Asset Finance: Aviation Finance
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Asset Finance: Aviation Finance - UK-wide

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Jim Bell is global co-head of aviation at the firm. He has notable experience working on structured and asset finance transactions and advises on the acquisition and financing of aircraft.
"Jim is a superstar of aviation finance. He is technically gifted, an excellent negotiator and incredibly bright and commercially astute." "He is both excellent technically and commercially pragmatic."
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Jim is Global Aviation Sector Co-Head and a Partner in the Assets and Structured Finance Group.

Jim has significant experience in advising financiers, lessors and operators on structured and asset finance, with the majority of his practice focused on the aviation industry. He has advised on some of the most innovative, complex and high profile structured and asset finance transactions, including many ‘Deal of the Year’ award-winning transactions.

Career

Jim’s experience includes debt finance, export finance, operating leasing, PDP finance, portfolio transfers, portfolio and warehouse financing, tax leasing products, debt capital markets products, Islamic finance, helicopter finance, business jet finance, engine finance, OEM purchase agreements, restructurings, regulatory and a range of corporate and commercial matters.

Jim has been recognised as a leading asset finance lawyer by prestigious legal directories, who describe him as “pragmatic, with a great commercial sense” and “very good at getting deals done”, “very commercial, bright and talented” and “genuinely one of the very rare aviation lawyers who combines strong technical expertise with an acute business sense”.

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Jim Bell

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

WFW advises on industry-changing AWG carbon calculator

Authors: Jim Bell, Patrick Moore, Alex Clark

Press Release

WFW advises Macquarie Bank on first of its kind shipping loan/lease securitisation for Fleetscape

Authors: Jim Bell, John Benson, Clemens C Hillmer, Lindsey Keeble, Dominic Pearson, Zara Hammersley, Jane Keith, CJ Chido, Elsa Savvatianou, Alex Clark

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PE in aviation: don’t forget your kit!

Authors: Jim Bell, Patrick Moore, Pete O'Hare, Nick Cullinan

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