Aviation 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 aviation market.  They value our commercial focus and responsiveness when dealing with transactions in the aviation 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 and certification, particularly with the growing Guernsey Aircraft Registry.

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.

Ogier advises financial institutions, companies and private individuals on offshore structures relating to aircraft ownership, leasing, finance, registration and certification, restructuring and insolvency.

We act as a trusted partner to onshore legal counsel.  Our colleagues in the Private Client and Trusts, Regulatory and Dispute Resolution teams can also advise on risk management, asset protection, and tax and succession planning.

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, operators, lessors and lessees.

Acquisition and sale of aircraft

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

Secured financing of aircraft

Our teams have advised both lenders and borrowers in respect of all aspects of aircraft 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.