Asset Finance

With many years’ experience advising in respect of offshore structures and complex transactions around the globe, our teams are perfectly suited to the demands of clients in the asset finance market, and specialise in aviation and shipping assets.  Clients value our commercial focus and responsiveness when dealing with transactions in the asset finance space.

Our team has significant experience advising on aviation related structuring and financing options, including a strong track record advising on the issues arising on aircraft registration, certification, and financing particularly with respect to the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey Aircraft Registries (all of which are known for their ease of use, alignment with international standards and safety oversight).

Our asset finance specialists advise clients on structures relating to ownership of all types of aircraft and ships; particularly the use of special purpose vehicles (SPVs).

Responsiveness and a strong awareness of the issues affecting the sector globally underpin our client offering, as does our team of focused, dedicated legal advisers around the globe who are able to bring their expertise to bear when working to tight deadlines.

We work with many of the act as a trusted partner to many of the top international law firms specialising in asset finance. 

Services

Establishing special purpose vehicles (SPVs)

Our teams can advise on structures using a single SPV or complex groups using multiple SPVs.  They can advise on all aspects of direct or beneficial SPV ownership whether held by single owners or as part of a joint venture structure.  They can provide tailored solutions for owners, investors, operators, lessors and lessees.

Acquisition and sale of aircraft and vessels

Our teams have experience advising in respect of the acquisition, lease and sale of aircraft and vessels, as well as in relation to related financing and security.

Secured financing of aircraft and vessels

Our teams have advised both lenders and borrowers in respect of all aspects of aircraft and shipping financing, and have extensive experience of the security granted in relation to such financing.  They advise in respect of all types of debt and structured finance, and also advise in respect of security enforcement, restructuring and insolvency.

Registration and certification

Our teams advise on the issues arising on aircraft registration, aircraft certification and security registration on the Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey aircraft registries including in relation to matters concerning the Cape Town Convention.