As a senior associate in our Finance Group, Gwen focuses her practice at Hogan Lovells on asset finance and has particular knowledge of aircraft debt finance and leasing. She advises banks, operating lessors, borrowers, airlines, rail and shipping companies and private equity firms across a broad range of cross-border asset finance transactions, including portfolio migrations, asset disposals, lease and loan financings, sale and leaseback transactions, export credit and PDP facilities.
She also has experience across other general banking work, tax-based structured finance and restructuring.In 2013, Gwen spent nine months on secondment to GE Capital UK supporting their corporate aircraft business as well as other lending products, such as commercial distribution finance.
Areas of Focus
Advising a Middle-Eastern bank on a loan financing of two A320 vintage aircraft on lease to a Middle Eastern airline.
Acting for a low-cost airline on a long term U.S. Exim Bank supported PDP financing of several aircraft and on several refinancing and sale/leaseback transactions.
Acting for the lessor on the new Caledonian Sleeper rolling stock procurement.
Advising a Swiss bank on multiple loan and lease financings of corporate aircraft, including enforcement and repossession matters.
Advising GE Capital on various corporate aircraft restructurings, leases and sales.
Acting for a German bank's equity fund in respect of the purchase of vintage aircraft for tear-down and part-out.