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Diane de Bustamante

T: +33 1 44 15 82 67 Email Diane | vCard Office: Paris

Diane de Bustamante Associate

Contact details

Diane de Bustamante

T: +33 1 44 15 82 67 Email Diane | vCard Office: Paris

Diane is an associate of our finance team. She specialises in aircraft finance and deals, both under French and English laws, with our international transactional matters.
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Her practice focuses on advising primarily airlines, lessors, financial institutions – in particular in the event of operator insolvency –, and owners of corporate jets, on a wide range of asset finance (purchase/sale, financing, structuring) and leasing transactions. She assists with the more sophisticated tax structures such as JOLCOs, title retention agreements and SLBs, as well as with international asset recovery and enforcement proceedings.

Diane holds a Master's degree in International Commercial law from Paris X Nanterre University. She participated in an academic exchange program with the Texas Tech University - Law School.

Diane speaks French and English, and is a member of the Paris Bar. 

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Assisting a French operator on the financing of three B 787, two A 350 and one A 320 aircraft via JOLCOs.

Assisting a French operator on three French title reservation sale and leasebacks for three B 737 800 and one A350 aircraft.

Assisting a French operator in the sale and lease back of sixteen narrow body aircraft.

Negotiating and drafting a new operating lease to be used in a series of commercial aircraft deliveries.

Converting four aircraft leases with purchase options into conditional sale agreements between a European lessor and an African lessee.

Advising a French airline on MAC and on the doctrines of force majeure and imprévision in the context of high-value supply contracts.

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