Aviation finance

Ranked amongst the top firms by leading legal directories for aviation finance and leasing, our award-winning team has a well-established reputation for excellence.

We have extensive experience in all areas of aviation finance and leasing, regularly advising international financiers and lessors on financing and leasing transactions and portfolio management activities.
  • Profile
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Our award-winning team is led by partners who all have deep industry knowledge and expertise. We can assist you with all aspects of aviation finance and leasing transactions, whether involving commercial aircraft or corporate jets.

We provide legal services of the highest quality at a competitive price.

Clients value:

  • our commercially astute and responsive service
  • how we take the time to understand their business
  • how we can enhance their business relationships whilst simultaneously protecting their legal position.

As a result, we are the "go to" counsel for an impressive group of key clients.

Our significant contribution to our clients' businesses is reinforced by our recent ranking in Airfinance Journal’s Guide to Aviation Lawyers. We were ranked by number of deals:

  • in the top 6 firms globally
  • in the top 3 firms in the commercial loans secto​r
  • in the top 3 in Asia-Pacific.

"They are commercially astute and have taken the effort to understand our business." Chambers UK 2015

Advising Guggenheim Aviation Partners on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 50 new and used aircraft.

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

Advising Transportation Partners on the ECA-supported financing of 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft with a capital markets take-out option.

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 leading bank on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft.

Advising financiers on JOLCO financings for multiple aircraft.

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

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

Advising major financial institutions on the financing and operation of large business jets, including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft.

Lawyer

Edward Campbell Partner

T:  +33 1 44 15 80 03
M:  +33 6 10 51 65 46 Email Edward | Vcard Office:  Paris

Latest news & insights

05 Sep 2016

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Airfinance Journal ranks Guy Espitalier-Noel as a rising star in aviation finance

Guy Espitalier-Noel, a senior associate in Stephenson Harwood's aviation finance practice, has been recognised as a rising star by leading industry publication, Airfin..

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25 Jan 2016

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Stephenson Harwood advises DVB

A London aviation finance team has completed the second DVB Airbus A320neo PDP financing.

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11 Jan 2016

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Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance advises on landmark aviation finance transaction

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has advised Transportation Partners on the world's first-ever Coface guaranteed bond transaction financing ATR aircraft.

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06 Jul 2015

From Insights

1 November 2015 – Effective date for Cape Town Convention in the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey and the UK

We outline some of the significant points that will affect the application of English law to aircraft finance transactions.

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