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Adam Smart

T: +65 6622 9693 Email Adam | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015

Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015

Adam Smart Associate

Contact details

Adam Smart

Adam Smart
Associate

T: +65 6622 9693 Email Adam | Vcard Office: Singapore

Adam is a finance lawyer based in Singapore. He has a broad range of international finance experience, with a particular focus on aviation related matters and structured finance transactions.
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Adam has extensive experience working on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional finance, acquisition and leasing transactions in the aviation sector (including both commercial aircraft and private jets). His experience includes ECA-backed financings, syndicated debt, JOLCOs, capital markets issuances, sale and leasebacks, commercial financings and refinancings of aircraft. Adam has represented banks, lessors, borrowers and operators on transactions across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

In addition, Adam advises banks, hedge funds and corporates in respect of various general banking and structured finance matters, including securitisations and structured products. Adam also provides advice on the drafting and negotiation of ISDA documentation in relation to banking, real estate, asset finance and project finance transactions.

Adam was the lead associate advising on the first Coface-backed bond issuance to finance ATR aircraft which won Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015.

  • Aviation finance
  • Derivatives and structured finance

Private jets

Advising corporations and high net worth individuals on the acquisition, sale and financing of private jets, and the related operational and management arrangements.

Commercial financing

Advising airlines, lessors and financial institutions in relation to the commercial financing of aircraft, including export credit agency-guaranteed financings, JOLCOs and syndicated debt.

Aircraft leasing

Advising airlines and lessors in relation to various operating and financing leases.

Export credit agency supported financing

Advising airlines and borrowers in relation to export credit agency supported financing, including US Ex-Im.

More: Aviation finance

Derivative master agreement negotiation

Acting for financial institutions and corporates on OTC derivative master agreement negotiation, including ISDA master agreements.

Structured finance transactions

Acting for financial institutions in relation to structured finance transactions, including securitisations and structured products.

OTC derivatives

Acting for financial institutions and corporates on OTC derivative transactions across various asset classes.

More: Derivatives and structured finance
  • Aviation
  • Banks and banking

Private jets

Advising corporations and high net worth individuals on the acquisition, sale and financing of private jets, and the related operational and management arrangements.

Aircraft leasing

Advising airlines and lessors in relation to various operating and financing leases.

Export credit agency supported financing

Advising airlines and borrowers in relation to export credit agency supported financing, including US Ex-Im.

Aircraft trading

Advising lessors and airlines on aircraft acquisitions and disposals.

More: Aviation

Derivative master agreement negotiation

Acting for financial institutions and corporates on OTC derivative master agreement negotiation, including ISDA master agreements.

Structured finance transactions

Acting for financial institutions in relation structured finance transactions, including securitisations and structured products.

OTC derivatives

Acting for financial institutions and corporates on OTC derivative transactions across various asset classes.

More: Banks and banking
  • Malaysia
  • Korea

AirAsia Group Berhad

Advised AirAsia Group Berhad, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Asia Aviation Capital Limited, on the sale of Asia Aviation Capital Limited's entire equity interest in Merah Aviation Asset Holding Limited in a deal valued at US$768 million.

Malaysian airline

Acted for a Malaysian based airline on the restructuring of its entire aircraft portfolio, including both leased and financed aircraft.

International lessor

Advised a lessor in relation to the delivery financing of two aircraft on lease to a Malaysian based airline.

HI Investment & Securities Co. Ltd

Advised on the US$209 million acquisition and financing of two Boeing 777 aircraft, on lease to Emirates.

Deucalion Limited and CLSA Capital Partners

Advised on purchase and financing of two B787-800 aircraft on lease to Qatar Airways. The aircraft were purchased by a joint-venture vehicle set up by Deucalion Limited and CLSA Capital Partners.

DVB Bank

Advised on the refinancing of nine Asiana aircraft through finance leases.

More: Korea

Awards

Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015

Airfinance Deal of the Year for Export Credit 2015

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