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Michelle Runagall-Orlić

T: +65 6622 9672 Email Michelle | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Next Generation Lawyers – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

LMG Rising Stars 2015 Aviation, Singapore

LMG Rising Stars 2015 Aviation, Singapore

Airfinance Journal - Rising Stars of Aviation 2015

Michelle Runagall-Orlić Senior associate

Contact details

Michelle Runagall-Orlić

Michelle Runagall-Orlić
Senior associate

T: +65 6622 9672 Email Michelle | Vcard Office: Singapore

Michelle is a finance lawyer with specialist expertise in the aviation sector. Michelle's depth and diversity of experience enables her to bring a variety of perspectives to clients' needs. Michelle is known for her adaptability and ability to develop legally sound solutions to difficult commercial issues.
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Michelle has extensive experience on cross-border aviation financing, acquisition and leasing transactions. Her transactional experience in the aviation sector includes working on export credit agency-guaranteed financings, capital markets issuances, syndicated debt, OEM contracts, sale and leasebacks, novations, refinancings, private jet acquisitions and financings, helicopter financings, charter arrangements, satellite financings and Japanese operating leases.

While she has focused on the aviation sector, Michelle has also worked on debt capital markets and banking and structured finance transactions, principally in the transportation sector.

Michelle has represented international financial institutions, export credit agencies, lessors and operators across Europe, Asia and North America. She has worked on some of the most complex financing structures and largest aircraft orders in history. Clients value her straightforward, collaborative and solutions-oriented approach.

  • Aviation finance
  • Finance
  • Banking and financial services regulation

Commercial financing

Acting for major airlines, lessors and financial institutions on cross-border commercial debt financing transactions, including export credit agency-guaranteed financings, JOLCOs, GLLs and syndicated debt.

Aircraft leasing

Acting for airlines and lessors on aircraft operating lease transactions, lease novations, restructurings and sale and leaseback transactions.

Aircraft acquisitions

Representing airlines on the negotiation of large-scale purchase orders for Airbus and Boeing aircraft and Pratt & Whitney engines as well as advising lessors on the acquisition of new and mid-life aircraft.

Capital markets

Advising airlines and corporates on the issuance of bonds in the United States capital markets.

Export credit agency financing

Acting for export credit agencies and airlines on the provision or guarantee of debt facilities and bonds for the financing of new aircraft.

Private jets and helicopters

Acting for corporations and high net worth individuals on the acquisition, financing and chartering of private jets and helicopters as well as advising aircraft managers on operational and management arrangements.

More: Aviation finance

Commercial financing

Acting for major financial institutions, airlines, lessors and corporates on commercial debt facilities, primarily in the aviation sector but also including equipment, software, satellite and other asset financing.

Capital markets

Advising airlines and corporates on the issuance of bonds in the United States capital markets and advising corporates on private placements.

Export credit agency financing

Acting for export credit agencies and airlines on the provision or guarantee of debt facilities for the financing of new aircraft.

Funds

Representing aviation and rail funds on the implementation of debt and equity financing for the acquisition of assets and investments.

More: Finance

Banking and structured finance

Acting for major international financial institutions on the provision of general credit facilities.

Tax structured products

Acting for financial institutions on the execution of tax structured and intra-group financing transactions.

Private banking

Acting for financial institutions and high net worth individuals/corporates on the provision of credit facilities for the financing of private jets and offshore funds.

More: Banking and financial services regulation
  • Aviation
  • Banks and banking

Commercial financing

Acting for major airlines, lessors and financial institutions on cross-border commercial debt financing transactions, including JOLCOs, GLLs and syndicated debt.

Aircraft leasing

Acting for airlines and lessors on aircraft operating lease transactions, lease novations, restructurings and sale and leaseback transactions.

Aircraft acquisitions

Representing airlines on the negotiation of large-scale purchase orders for Airbus and Boeing aircraft and Pratt & Whitney engines as well as advising lessors on the acquisition of new and mid-life aircraft.

Capital markets

Advising airlines and corporates on the issuance of bonds in the United States capital markets.

Export credit agency financing

Acting for export credit agencies and airlines on the provision or guarantee of debt facilities and bonds for the financing of new aircraft.

Private jets and helicopters

Acting for corporations and high net worth individuals on the acquisition, financing and chartering of private jets and helicopters, and advising aircraft managers on operational and management arrangements.

More: Aviation

Banking and structured finance

Acting for major international financial institutions on the provision of general credit facilities.

Tax structured products

Acting for financial institutions on the execution of tax structured and intra-group financing transactions.

Private banking

Acting for financial institutions and high net worth individuals/corporates on the provision of credit facilities for the financing of private jets and offshore funds.

More: Banks and banking
  • South East Asia
  • Europe

Commercial financing

Acting for major airlines, lessors and financial institutions based in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar on cross-border commercial debt financing transactions.

Aircraft leasing

Acting for airlines and lessors based in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand on aircraft operating lease transactions, lease novations, restructurings and sale and leaseback transactions.

Aircraft acquisitions

Representing airlines based in Indonesia and Malaysia on the negotiation of large-scale purchase orders for Airbus and Boeing aircraft and Pratt & Whitney engines, as well as advising lessors on the acquisition of new and mid-life aircraft.

Foreign lending into Myanmar – cross-border aircraft financing

Acting for a major Japanese conglomerate on the financing of four aircraft for charter operations to an operator based in Myanmar.

More: Southeast Asia

Commercial financing

Acting for lessors and financial institutions based in the UK and Europe on cross-border commercial debt facilities.

Aircraft leasing

Acting for airlines and lessors based in the UK and Europe on aircraft operating lease transactions.

Private banking

Acting for financial institutions and high net worth individuals/corporates on the provision of credit facilities for the financing of private jets and offshore funds.

Banking and structured finance

Acting for major international financial institutions on the provision of general credit facilities.

Aviation/rail funds

Representing aviation and rail funds on the implementation of debt and equity financing for the acquisition of assets and investments.

More: Europe

Awards

Next Generation Lawyers – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

LMG Rising Stars 2015 Aviation, Singapore

LMG Rising Stars 2015 Aviation, Singapore

Airfinance Journal - Rising Stars of Aviation 2015

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