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Richard Parsons

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

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Aviation and Transport finance and leasing

Aviation and Transport finance and leasing

Asset finance: Aviation finance

Asset finance: 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 90 aircraft over the past nine 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. 

"He is very diligent and knowledgeable. Richard is able to explain the risks and consequences to particular questions in a way that we can understand."  

Chambers UK 2020

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Finance and leasing

Advising DVB, BNP Paribas, MUFG, ANZ and other leading financial institutions on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for large international operating lessors.

Advising leading financial institutions on the operating lessor financing of four aircraft leased to British Airways, a deal which won Bank Debt Deal of the Year.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 90 new and used aircraft.

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

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

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and related financing, of six aircraft operated by a leading US carrier.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and the related financing, of nine aircraft leased to Qatar Airways.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and the related financing, of two aircraft leased to Emirates, a deal which won Used Aircraft Deal of the Year.

Restructuring and insolvency

Advising a US operating lessor on matters related to the restructuring of Virgin Atlantic.

Advising a leading international operating lessor on matters related to the insolvencies of Thomas Cook and Flybe.

PDP financing

Advising a leading financial institution on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft.Advising Gulf Air on the PDP financing of five B787 aircraft, a deal which won PDP Financing Deal of the Year.

Subordinated debt financing

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

More: Aviation finance

  • Aviation

Finance and leasing

Advising DVB, BNP Paribas, MUFG, ANZ and other leading financial institutions on multiple financings of new and used aircraft for large international operating lessors.

Advising leading financial institutions on the operating lessor financing of four aircraft leased to British Airways, a deal which won Bank Debt Deal of the Year.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 90 new and used aircraft.

Aircraft acquisitions and disposals

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

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and related financing, of six aircraft operated by a leading US carrier.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and the related financing, of nine aircraft leased to Qatar Airways.

Advising a major international operating lessor on the purchase and leaseback, and the related financing, of two aircraft leased to Emirates, a deal which won Used Aircraft Deal of the Year.

Restructuring and insolvency

Advising a US operating lessor on matters related to the restructuring of Virgin Atlantic.

Advising a leading international operating lessor on matters related to the insolvencies of Thomas Cook and Flybe.

PDP financing

Advising a leading financial institution on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft.Advising Gulf Air on the PDP financing of five B787 aircraft, a deal which won PDP Financing Deal of the Year.

Subordinated debt financing

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

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Awards

Aviation and Transport finance and leasing

Aviation and Transport finance and leasing

Asset finance: Aviation finance

Asset finance: Aviation finance

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