Aviation finance

Ranked amongst the top firms by leading legal directories for aviation finance and leasing, our award-winning team has a well-established reputation for excellence.

We have extensive experience in all areas of aviation finance and leasing, regularly advising international financiers and lessors on financing and leasing transactions and portfolio management activities.
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Key contacts

Our award-winning team is led by partners who all have deep industry knowledge and expertise. We can assist you with all aspects of aviation finance and leasing transactions, whether involving commercial aircraft or corporate jets.

We provide legal services of the highest quality at a competitive price.

Clients value:

  • our commercially astute and responsive service
  • how we take the time to understand their business
  • how we can enhance their business relationships whilst simultaneously protecting their legal position.

As a result, we are the "go to" counsel for an impressive group of key clients.

Our significant contribution to our clients' businesses is reinforced by our recent ranking in Airfinance Journal’s Guide to Aviation Lawyers. We were ranked by number of deals:

  • in the top 6 firms globally
  • in the top 3 firms in the commercial loans sector
  • in the top 3 in Asia-Pacific.

A client is full of praise for the integrated nature of the firm's global network, stating: "They have a network of offices, and a client of the Singapore office is equally valued by the London office and the Paris office for example – they have a wide range of experts and talented lawyers."

Chambers Global 2020

Altavair (formerly Guggenheim Aviation Partners)

Advising on the acquisition, financing and leasing of more than 50 new and used aircraft.

Major operating lessor

Advising on the sale of a portfolio of 37 aircraft.

Transportation Partners

Advising on the ECA-supported financing of 10 ATR 72-600 aircraft with a capital markets take-out option.

DVB, BNP Paribas, BTMU and other leading financial institutions

Large operating leasing companies

Advising on multiple financings of new and used aircraft.

Leading bank

Advising on the PDP financing of multiple A320neo and A330 aircraft.


Advising financiers on JOLCO financings for multiple aircraft.


Advising financiers and investors on the Sharia-compliant financing of various aircraft leased to various Middle Eastern airlines.

Institutional investors

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

Major financial institutions

Advising major financial institutions on the financing and operation of large business jets, including Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream aircraft.


Edward Campbell Partner

T:  +33 1 44 15 80 03
M:  +33 6 10 51 65 46 Email Edward | Vcard Office:  Paris


James Collins Partner

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


Saugata Mukherjee Partner

T:  +65 6622 9695
M:  Email Saugata | Vcard Office:  Singapore


Richard Parsons Partner

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


Simon Wong Partner

T:  +852 2533 2885
M:  +852 6102 0511 Email Simon | Vcard Office:  Hong Kong

Latest news & insights

12 Dec 2017

From News

Stephenson Harwood named 'Transport Law Firm of the Year'

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has been named 'Transport Law Firm of the Year' at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2018.


26 Apr 2017

From News

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance advises HI Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. on US$209 million Emirates aircraft financing

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has advised HI Investment & Securities Co. Ltd on the US$209 million acquisition and financing of two Boeing 777 aircraft, on l..


25 Jan 2016

From News

Stephenson Harwood advises DVB

A London aviation finance team has completed the second DVB Airbus A320neo PDP financing.


11 Jan 2016

From News

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance advises on landmark aviation finance transaction

Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance has advised Transportation Partners on the world's first-ever Coface guaranteed bond transaction financing ATR aircraft.


06 Jul 2015

From Insights

1 November 2015 – Effective date for Cape Town Convention in the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey and the UK

We outline some of the significant points that will affect the application of English law to aircraft finance transactions.


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