Stephanie Saunders

Stephanie Saunders

Senior Associate

Email stephanie.saunders@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5944

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Stephanie Saunders has a strong background in commercial ship finance transactions including chartering arrangements. This includes chartering arrangements, delivery of new build and second hand vessels as well as the offshore oil production market. This is supplemented with extensive experience in superyacht sale, purchase and delivery matters.

Stephanie also has a wide range of experience acting for financiers and borrowers, lessees and lessors in aircraft finance and leasing matters in relation to commercial aircraft, corporate jets and helicopters. She has recent experience in acting for both banks and borrowers in relation to complex multi-jurisdictional aircraft portfolio financings.

In 2018 Stephanie completed a six-month secondment with Standard Chartered Bank's Aviation Finance group in Dublin, giving her significant practical and commercial insight into the aircraft leasing arena as well as the day-to-day operations of a major banking institution.

Representative experience

Representing an oil major in respect of the U.S.$1bn sale and leaseback of an oil storage platform.

Representing a borrower in respect of a U.S.$400m aircraft warehouse facility.

Representing an Italian shipping group in relation to the financing of a number of tankers under construction.

Acting for a major helicopter operator in respect of the sale and leaseback and financing arrangements for a number of its helicopters.

Working with a large transport finance bank in connection with the transfer of c.U.S.$4bn of ship and container box loans to an affiliate.

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