Asset Finance

Structuring and documenting asset finance transactions can be complex, often involving multiple jurisdictions with competing legal and tax systems.

Our industry-focused team cuts through the complexity, working from our offices across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia to deliver commercial solutions wherever your business takes you.

We represent operators, lessors, lessees, banks, funds, manufacturers, export credit agencies, and governments on complex, multiparty transactions across a full range of asset sectors including aviation, rail, shipping, and plant and equipment.  

We develop innovative solutions for clients many of which represent "firsts” both for our clients and within the industries in which they operate, reflecting a deep sector understanding and our reputation as a strong commercially driven practice and trusted advisor.

Representative experience

Advised Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on the establishment of a joint venture with CCB Leasing (International) Corporation DAC to finance, own, and lease its order book of A320 neo family aircraft.

Advised Pembroke Capital on the purchase and leaseback of six Airbus A321-200 aircraft to Delta Air Lines and 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Southwest Airlines.

Representing Avincis Aviation Critical Services, one of the world's largest helicopter operators, on a wide range of helicopter operating lease and financing transactions across Europe and Australia.

Advised UBS Corporate Aircraft Finance on the finance lease or secured loan financing of more than 100 corporate aircraft.

Advised Société Générale on the financing of eight vessels for a joint venture vehicle between the marine transport and services group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS and Abu Dhabi Ports Company PJSC.

Advised Akiem Group, European leader in locomotive leasing, on the whole-business acquisition of Macquarie Europe Rail's rolling stock leasing business including 137 locomotives, 110 carriages, and 46 trains.

Advised on the EUR multibillion high-speed Rail Baltica project - the largest Baltic-region infrastructure project in the last 100 years.

Advised JPMorgan on its first of a kind US EXIM-supported PDP financing of 3 737-8 aircraft for SunExpress.

Advised Natixis and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as mandated lead arrangers and a syndicate of 14 international banks in relation to a €1.2bn sustainability linked financing to Air France-KLM.

Advised Viva Aerobus on the US$165m Balthazar supported financing of three Airbus A321neo aircraft; this marks Viva’s first use of non-payment insurance (NPI) supported financing and the airline is the first to access this type of financing in the Americas.

Advised African Export-Import Bank on the BNDES export credit backed financing of three Embraer E190 for CIAF, an Egyptian leasing company, for on-lease to EgyptAir and Air Cairo.

Advised CA-CIB on the sustainability-linked JOLCO (Japanese operating lease with call option) financing of one Airbus A350-900 aircraft for Air France.

Advised several lessor clients on early termination of leases with low-cost Indian Airline Go First.

Advised Arctic Aviation Assets DAC on its back-stop finance lease facility for up to ten new B737 MAX-8 aircraft and two CFM LEAP-1B spare engines with CCB Leasing (International) Corporation DAC (“CCBLI”), to be operated by airlines in the Norwegian Air Shuttle group.

Advised Icelandair on the operating leases of 10 B737-8 aircraft from ACG, BOC Aviation, BoComm, SKY Leasing and SMBC Aviation Capital.

Advised Société Générale and KfW on the financing of six 16,000 TEU containerships vessel to Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Advised Verkor on its record financing of over €2 billion, to launch high performance battery gigafactory in Dunkirk (France) and accelerate future sustainable mobility.

Advised Ermewa on a long-term partnership with Lineas, Europe’s largest private rail operator, based on a large sale-and-leaseback of approximately 4,000 wagons.

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