We are proud of our leading asset finance practice in Private Wealth. We act for some of the highest profile clients in the market doing high end, bespoke cross-border deals in connection with financing arrangements for corporate jets, super yachts, art loans, trophy real estate and margin loans.
More broadly, we cater to a wide range of clientele including market leading international investment banks and specialist lenders, asset managers, industry bodies and ultra-high net worth individuals. The breadth of our client relationships enables us to see issues from all angles whilst the specialist knowledge and experience of our partners enables us to provide dynamic and innovative advice.
On the leasing side, we act for several national airlines and have advised one of them on fleet leases and carrying out due diligence exercises on the airline's behalf in respect of international lessors.
Notable deals / highlights
- Acted for a major US investment bank on a US$44,625,000 secured term facility to finance the acquisition of a Gulfstream G650 aircraft.
- Acted for a major US investment bank in relation to facilities totaling EUR 120,000,000 to a Cayman borrower where the collateral comprised of a French law financial securities account pledge granted by a Luxembourg entity creating a first ranking security interest in respect of certain securities custodied with a third party bank, and a Belgian law third party cross pledge granted by a Dutch entity in respect of securities custodied with the bank.
- Acted as English counsel (assisting US and Irish counsel) for the purchaser / lessor in relation to the sale-leaseback of several aircraft including one vintage A330-300.
- Advising the national airline of a Middle Eastern country on the leasing of a fleet of over 50 wide bodied aircraft from various manufacturers, including a Boeing 777 aircraft worth over US$ 170,000,000.