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Richard Parsons

T: +44 20 7809 2651 M: +44 7825 625 906 Email Richard | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Band 3 for Aviation Finance

Band 3 for Aviation Finance

Richard Parsons Partner

Contact details

Richard Parsons

Richard Parsons
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2651 M: +44 7825 625 906 Email Richard | Vcard Office: London

Richard is an aviation finance and leasing expert and particularly well known for advising banks and operating lessors. Clients value his pragmatic and commercial approach and his attention to detail. He is the firm's global head of aviation.
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Richard focuses on financing and leasing transactions in the aviation sector. He regularly advises leading banks and lessors on complex loan financing transactions, leasing transactions, aircraft acquisitions and disposals and subordinated debt transactions.  

He has strong and long-standing relationships with his key clients, who all value his understanding of their business needs and his responsive and commercially astute advice.  

Richard has developed particular expertise on operating lessor financings, acting for both lenders and borrowers. He has advised a leading international operating lessor on the acquisition, financing, leasing and disposal of approximately 50 aircraft over the past four years. He has also been active on aircraft portfolio acquisitions and disposals, including advising a leading operating lessor on the disposal of a portfolio of 37 aircraft.

In addition to representing a wide range of the world's leading aviation finance banks, Richard also advises insurance companies and investment funds on aviation finance transactions, including a number of new entrants to the market. He also advises subordinated debt providers.


"Fantastic attention to detail and a good grasp of what is required. He is calm under pressure and deals with tough issues in a professional way."  
Chambers UK 2013
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Financing and leasing

Advising DVB, BNP Paribas, BTMU and other leading financial institutions on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for large operating leasing companies.  

Advising a major international operating lessor on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 50 new and used aircraft.  

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

Advising a major operating lessor on the sale of a portfolio of 37 aircraft.  

Subordinated debt financing

Advising institutional investors on the subordinated debt financing of aircraft leased to various Middle Eastern airlines. 

PDP financing

Advising a leading financial institution on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft. 

Islamic financing

Advising financiers and investors on the Sharia-compliant financing of various aircraft leased to various Middle Eastern airlines.  

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  • Aviation

Financing and leasing

Advising DVB, BNP Paribas, BTMU and other leading financial institutions on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for large operating leasing companies.  

Advising a major international operating lessor on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 50 new and used aircraft.  

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

Advising a major operating lessor on the sale of a portfolio of 37 aircraft.  

Subordinated debt financing

Advising institutional investors on the subordinated debt financing of aircraft leased to various Middle Eastern airlines.  

PDP financing

Advising a leading financial institution on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft.

Islamic financing

Advising financiers and investors on the Sharia-compliant financing of various aircraft leased to various Middle Eastern airlines.  

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Awards

Band 3 for Aviation Finance

Band 3 for Aviation Finance

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