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Peter Theochari

T: +44 20 7809 2071 Email Peter | vCard Office: London

Peter Theochari Partner

Contact details

Peter Theochari

Peter Theochari

T: +44 20 7809 2071 Email Peter | vCard Office: London

Peter is an asset finance partner with a focus on the maritime and aviation sectors. He advises a wide range of clients including banks, other financial institutions, ECAs and owners, with a focus on complex, cross-border financing, chartering, leasing, the trading of transportation assets, and secondary debt trading.
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Peter has worked on some of the most complicated and innovative asset finance transactions in the market, with a particular focus on “big ticket” multi-jurisdiction financings for some of the world’s most prominent banks and other financial institutions (including ECAs and other structured investment platforms). 

Peter has significant experience of the disposal of ships and aircraft, sale and lease backs, operating and finance leasing, and the repackaging of maritime and aviation assets.

Further, Peter has worked on numerous distressed asset scenarios including insolvencies, enforcements, repossessions, settlements and restructurings, and so has experience of the full life cycle of both maritime and aviation assets. 

  • Aviation finance
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Dispute resolution

Advising syndicates of between 7 and 13 banks in relation to 8 secured and unsecured financings worth  c.US$6+ billion for AerCap.

Assisted Investec with the formation and deployment of a Cayman Islands-based equity fund and the ongoing aircraft investments.

Assisted Goshawk/SMBC with the Sale and leaseback of 6 aircraft with Indigo and the subsequent termination of such leases.

More: Aviation finance

Advising SACE and a syndicate of banks in relation to the ongoing financing of up to five super-luxury yachts, with a hospitality offering being provided by a world leading hotel group. 

Advising SACE and CDP on the restructurings of 7 facility agreements entered into with Carnival Corporation and Carnival plc.

Advised a leading investment bank in its purchase of a pool of distressed shipping loans from a leading transport finance bank, together with a joint venture between two leading private equity funds. 

More: Ship and offshore finance

Advising and ECA in relation to the settlement of outstanding claims for an insolvent airline in relation to 13 aircraft. 

More: Dispute resolution

  • Banks and banking

Advised National Australia Bank on the sale of a c.US$1.1bn portfolio of aviation loans to Stonepeak Partners (together with certain affiliates).

More: Banks and banking

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03 Jun 2024

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Peter Theochari joins Stephenson Harwood as partner

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