Richard Goss

Richard Goss


Email richard.goss@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5730

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Richard Goss has a comprehensive cross-border asset finance practice with particular emphasis on aviation finance. He represents an array of 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. 

He brings a solution-focused and pragmatic approach, which reflects more than 10 years of experience in the aviation sector and his position at the heart of the industry. Richard 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 lectured to the Irish Law Society's Diploma course in Aviation Finance and Leasing. 

Active across a number of pro bono and community activities, Richard 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 acquisition and financing of a second helicopter to provide crucial emergency support for the people of London.

Education and admissions


L.P.C., BPP University Law School, 2004

Pg.D.L., BPP University Law School, 2003

B.A., Brasenose College, University of Oxford, 2002


Law Society of England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising Pembroke Capital on the sale and novation to Goshawk Aviation of a portfolio of eight aircraft on lease to a number of different airlines.

Representing DVB Bank and Stellar Aircraft Leasing on a US$400m warehouse facility for the acquisition of a portfolio of over 20 aircraft on lease to a range of airlines.

Advising Pembroke Capital on the sale and leaseback financing of eight B777 and 787 aircraft with Qatar Airways and on transactions for more than 16 narrowbody aircraft.

Advising DVB Bank on various matters arising from the Air Berlin insolvency, including its recovery of several aircraft on lease to Air Berlin.

Representing Babcock Mission Critical Services on a wide range of helicopter operating lease and financing transactions across Europe and Australia.

Advising CMIG Aviation Capital on its acquisition from Intrepid Aviation of an Airbus A330 aircraft and the related financing.

Advising Volotea on multiple operating leases for its new A319 fleet, leased from GECAS Aercap and Apollo Aviation.

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