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Asset Finance

Asset finance transactions are complex.

Assets — aviation, rail, shipping, or plant and machinery — are often located in different countries, with conflicting legal and tax systems. And different attitudes to credit. Add to this mix the financing options potentially available — commercial debt, tax-enhanced, export credit-backed, or capital markets-based — and the complexities grow.

We represent operators, lessors, lessees, banks, and governments on the acquisition, financing, and disposal of assets. Our team is based across Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia.

Representative experience

Advised Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on the U.S. Exim-guaranteed loan and bond financing of 20 Boeing 737-800 and 787-8 aircraft.

Nomura, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, and Mizuho on 144A/Reg S US$750m offering by entities in Schahin Oil & Gas group backed by drillship chartered to Petrobras.

Advised UK Department for Transport on the £3bn Intercity Express Programme: the procurement and financing of the East Coast rolling stock.

Advised Standard Chartered Bank in relation to an innovative pre-delivery financing for two Airbus A330-300 aircraft to be operated by EVA Airways Corporation.

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