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Faraz Naqvi

Senior Associate

Faraz Naqvi

As a senior associate in the Asset Finance practice in London, Faraz focuses on aviation and shipping, he acts for operating lessors, banks and operators on a broad range of transaction types, including sale and leasebacks, operating leases and bank financings. Faraz is an aviation enthusiast and, as a result, has also built up a practice of advising on 'power by the hour' arrangements, aircraft acquisitions and regulatory matters both in England and the United Arab Emirates.

He has been recognized by leading operating lessors, banks and airlines for his ability to negotiate complex provisions relating to aircraft technical matters. Faraz spent six months on secondment with Standard Chartered Bank where he worked with their global aviation finance team in Dublin. Faraz has previously spent five years in Hogan Lovells' Dubai office where he advised leading bank arrangers on numerous high profile syndications with a particular focus on Islamic Finance transactions.

Faraz is 'recommended' for Islamic Finance transaction in Legal 500's 2015 edition.

'Recommended' by Legal 500 (2015 edition) for Islamic finance transactions

Legal 500

Representative Experience

Advising Barwa Bank on a $175m Islamic sale and leaseback financing (ijara) for 12 vessels operated by Topaz Energy and Marine.

Advising Bank of America on an Islamic sale and leaseback financing (ijara) of a Bombardier Global Express aircraft.

Advising Jackson Square Aviation (Ireland) on the acquisition and lease of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft on lease to flydubai.

Advising Standard Chartered on a sale and leaseback of eight Airbus A320 aircraft with Qatar Airways.

Acting for EmiratesNBD as the Lead Arranger on a $226m mezzanine facility for Dubai Aerospace Enterprise.

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