Richard Goss has a comprehensive cross-border asset finance practice with particular emphasis on aviation finance. He represents operating lessors, operators and financial institutions on a diverse range of multi-jurisdictional transactions, including sale and leasebacks, operating leases, export credit and PDP financings for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. His experience extends across other financing and restructuring work, including non-aviation assets, trade and commodity finance and general banking. He brings a solution-focused and pragmatic approach, which reflects more than 10 years of experience in the aviation sector. He builds deep client relationships and is a trusted advisor to whom clients return time and again for support on their most challenging transactions.
Richard spent six months on secondment to Standard Chartered Bank's aviation finance team based in Dublin, gaining valuable insights from an operating lessor perspective. He is regularly seen at aviation finance conferences and has also lectured to the Irish Law Society's Diploma course in Aviation Finance and Leasing. Richard has recently put his knowledge and experience in the helicopter sector to charitable use as part of Hogan Lovells' citizenship activities. He played a key role advising London's Air Ambulance on a pro bono basis on its recent acquisition and financing of a second helicopter to provide crucial emergency support for the people of London.
Advising Standard Chartered Bank on a number of sale leaseback transactions aircraft with Qatar Airways.
Advising Vietnam Airlines on the export credit financing of five A321-200 aircraft funded by Citibank and JP Morgan.
Acting for Deutsche Bank on bridge financing transactions for 3 B787 aircraft purchased by Air India.
Advising Standard Chartered Bank on a number of lease financings for Tiger Airways and its affiliates
Acting for Jackson Square Aviation (Ireland) on the sale leaseback of three 737-800 aircraft to Flydubai.
Representing African Export-Import Bank on the financing of two B737 aircraft operated by Arik Air, Nigeria.