Mehtap Cevher Conti

Mehtap Cevher Conti

Partner
New York

Email mehtap.cevherconti@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3617

Fax +1 212 918 3100

LanguagesEnglish, Turkish

Practice groupFinance

Mehtap Cevher Conti concentrates her practice on asset finance, particularly in the aviation and transportation industries.

Her broad-based experience includes working with clients on secured debt, export credit agency supported transactions, revolving credit facilities, leveraged leases, operating leases, and portfolio acquisitions as well as asset-backed structured financings, securitizations for commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, aircraft operating lessors, and airlines. She also advises clients on the purchase and lease financing of corporate aircraft and helicopters.

Mehtap frequently handles finance transactions that involve multiple global jurisdictions. She is a native of Turkey and is fluent in Turkish.

Prior to joining the firm, Mehtap was in private practice, where she focused on global transportation finance. She has been recognized in The Legal 500 US for Finance: Asset Finance and Leasing.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Aviation
Euromoney's Expert Guides

2019

Transport: Aviation/Air Travel Finance
The Legal 500 US

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude, 2002

B.A., Koç University, with honors, 1998

Memberships

Governing Committee Member, American Bar Association, Forum on Air & Space Law

Member, International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT)

Member, International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA)

Steering Committee Member, Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR)

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Massachusetts

Representative experience

Advised a bank in connection with numerous senior term loans secured by aircraft and operating leases involving various airlines in varied jurisdictions.*

Represented a bank in connection with the purchase and acquisition finance of a portfolio of about 15 aircraft.*

Represented an export credit agency in connection with the aircraft financing for an Australian airline.*

Advised an export credit agency in connection with senior secured debt financing for an aircraft lessor.*

Represented an export credit agency in the financing of a railcar for a national rail company.*

Advised a bank in connection with the mortgage financing of two aircraft for a major U.S. airline.*

Represented an insurance company in connection with the sale of a corporate aircraft.*

Represented a bank in connection with the mortgage financing of two helicopters.*

Advised a number of banks in connection with the restructuring of leveraged lease transactions during the bankruptcy proceedings of two U.S. airlines.*

Advised a bank in connection with the repossession of an aircraft and a dispute over return conditions.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with the transfer of a portfolio of about 130 aircraft on lease to numerous airlines in different jurisdictions.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with the purchase an acquisition finance of a portfolio of about 20 aircraft.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with two separate sale and leaseback transactions involving a major U.S. airline.*

Advised borrowers in connection with two dozen export credit agency supported facilities, providing financing for more than 90 aircraft.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with multiple different sale and leaseback transactions involving Chinese airlines.*

Represented an operating lessor in the purchase and acquisition finance of a portfolio of about 100 aircraft.*

Acted for the issuer of Rule 144A bonds secured by an aircraft portfolio of about 70 aircraft.*

Acted for an issuer in a few unsecured senior debt private placements.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with a letter of credit facility.*

Represented an operating lessor in connection with numerous aircraft trades, novation of operating leases, and amendments to operating leases.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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