In the aviation sector our specialist lawyers advise airlines, banks, financial institutions, lessors, export credit agencies, manufacturers, funds, investors, individuals and other clients.
In the shipping sector our experienced lawyers advise banks, financial institutions, owners and operators of commercial vessels, yachts and other maritime assets.
Our corporate and finance group includes specialist asset finance lawyers with aviation finance experience from leading onshore firms. We are a trusted adviser to our clients in the aviation sector.
We assist our clients with structuring and implementing cross-border aviation finance and aircraft trading transactions, establishing leasing platforms investment and owner vehicles for both commercial and private aircraft, fractional ownership programs, aircraft registration (both temporary and permanent) and Cape Town Convention issues.
Our lawyers advise on all types of debt, equity, lease, export credit, PDP, insurance-backed and capital markets deals, including ABS and EETC issuances. The structures we advise upon often require director and trustee services and where such services are required we partner with leading corporate service providers in the aviation sector. This approach provides a 'one-stop' solution that gives our clients seamless access to leading global fiduciary and corporate services platforms.
Our regulatory work includes advising on airline licensing, route licences and AOC applications for airlines and other operators. We provide guidance to our aviation clients as to the requirements they must satisfy in order to operate to or from our jurisdictions or in order to set up in, or relocate their business to, our jurisdictions.
We are also able to assist our clients in the aviation sector with a full range of legal services, including:
- Banking and Corporate Lending
- Corporate Regulation and Compliance
- Corporate Structuring
- Investment Funds
- Joint Ventures
- Equity Capital Markets & IPOs
- Mergers and Acquisitions
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Our asset finance lawyers also have a proven track record and expertise in structuring complex transactions for the financing of commercial vessels, yachts and other maritime assets.
We advise on all types of debt, equity and lease solutions drawing on our broad asset finance experience to assist with structuring and executing transactions.
In addition to advising on financing and sale and purchase transactions (including new builds) we assist with vessel and mortgage registration in our jurisdictions.
We are also able to assist our clients in the shipping sector with a full range of legal services, including:
- Acquisition Finance
- Construction Finance
- Debt and Equity Finance
- Credit Facilities
- Joint Venture Ownership
- Lease Agreements
- Ownership Trusts
- Restructuring Loans
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