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Provided by Paul Nelson

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Paul is Global Co-Head of Asset Finance and Established Industries Sector Lead. He is one of the industry’s most highly regarded and well respected practitioners. He brings over 25 years of experience.

Paul is ranked in Band 1 by the Chambers directory and described as a “really impressive professional” who is “very bright and commercially pragmatic” and “exceptional...extremely commercial, really polished and experienced”.

He advises financiers, funds, investors, operators, leasing companies, credit insurers and ECAs across the whole spectrum of aviation, shipping, satellite and other asset backed matters.

Paul is the trusted adviser to market leading clients on deals including sustainability linked financings, asset and portfolio purchases and sales, pre-delivery payments (PDP) financing, operating leasing, mergers and acquisitions, tax-based leases, secured and unsecured facilities, revolving credit facilities, ECA-supported financings, insurance-backed financings, capital markets transactions including ABS, EETC and Sukuks, Islamic financings, slots and receivables financings, manufacturer contracts and lease novations as well as litigation, restructurings, repossessions and work-outs.

He also has extensive experience advising on structured and asset backed lending and securitisation transactions and portfolio and asset purchases and sales for various asset types, including in the Cruise Ship sector. He has acted for various parties on cross-border lease financings, trade finance, debt financings, construction contracts and charterparties.

Paul drafted the original ECA Harmonised Documents that are used as the standard documentation for all ECA aircraft financings. He assisted in the development of the insurance supported market and participated in the creation of a subsidiary of financial investor and the KEXIM guaranteed capital market products and the European EETC product.

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