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James Collins

T: +44 20 7809 2687 Email James | Vcard Office: London

James Collins Partner

Contact details

James Collins

James Collins
Partner

T: +44 20 7809 2687 Email James | Vcard Office: London

Recognised as a rising star in the aviation finance industry, James delivers commercially astute legal advice across a broad spectrum of asset-backed transactions.
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James advises financiers, equity investors, arrangers, operators and lessors on a wide variety of deals. His extensive experience includes advising on financing, operating and tax-leasing structures, asset sales, export credit transactions and equity investments. James has worked with clients on many award-winning and high profile transactions.

James is commercially focussed and solution driven. He particularly values working collaboratively in partnership with clients to deliver best value.

James is qualified in England.

“He provides excellent coverage [with] in-depth knowledge”

Chambers UK 2020

  • Aviation finance

Finance and leasing

Advising leading financial institutions and export credit agencies on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for operating lessor and airline customers using a variety of structures, including unsecured and revolving credit facilities, finance leases, tax leases and LILO products.

Advising airlines and operating lessor clients on multiple financings of new and used aircraft.

Advising airlines on multiple sale and leaseback and operating lease transactions involving Airbus, Boeing and ATR aircraft types.

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

Advising operating lessor, equity investors and airlines on the disposal and purchase of multiple aircraft assets.

PDP financing

Advising airlines on the PDP financing of a range of Airbus and Boeing aircraft types.

Equity investment

Advising funds and equity investors in connection with the establishment of funds, listing on the London Stock Exchange and purchase, management and disposal of aircraft assets.

Advising equity investors on the purchase of aircraft assets and on the acquisition of shares in operating lessor companies.

Aircraft purchase agreements

Advising airlines on aircraft purchase agreements with Airbus and Boeing and engine support arrangements with, among others, IAE and CFM.

General

Providing a broad range of legal support for general commercial matters. 

  • Aviation

Finance and leasing

Advising leading financial institutions and export credit agencies on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for operating lessor and airline customers using a variety of structures, including unsecured and revolving credit facilities, finance leases, tax leases and LILO products.

Advising airlines and operating lessor clients on multiple financings of new and used aircraft.

Advising airlines on multiple sale and leaseback and operating lease transactions involving Airbus, Boeing and ATR aircraft types.

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

Advising operating lessor, equity investors and airlines on the disposal and purchase of multiple aircraft assets.

PDP financing

Advising airlines on the PDP financing of a range of Airbus and Boeing aircraft types.

Equity investment

Advising funds and equity investors in connection with the establishment of funds, listing on the London Stock Exchange and purchase, management and disposal of aircraft assets.

Advising equity investors on the purchase of aircraft assets and on the acquisition of shares in operating lessor companies.

Aircraft purchase agreements

Advising airlines on aircraft purchase agreements with Airbus and Boeing and engine support arrangements with, among others, IAE and CFM.

General

Providing a broad range of legal support for general commercial matters. 

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01 May 2020

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James Collins joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its international aviation finance practice with the addition of James Collins as partner, based in its London office.

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