Overview

A rising star in the field of aviation finance, Jim believes in building long-term relationships with his clients.

Jim is a partner in our Aviation Group, based in London.

Jim has significant experience in advising financiers, lessors and operators on all aspects of asset finance and leasing, with the majority of his practice is focussed on the aviation industry.

He has advised on several of the most innovative, complex and high profile asset finance transactions, including:

  • advising BNPP in the first Coface-backed capital markets bond issuance in respect of ATR aircraft (ten ATR72-600 aircraft for the Lion Air Group) - Airfinance Journal Export Credit Agency Deal of the Year 2015;
  • advising Citi in relation to their purchase and securitisation of Alpha Bank’s shipping loan portfolio - Marine Money Securitisation Deal of the Year 2015; and
  • advising JPM in the first Coface-backed capital markets bond issuance in respect of Airbus aircraft (one Airbus A380 aircraft for Emirates) - Airfinance Journal Export Credit Agency Deal of the Year 2013.

Jim’s experience includes advising banks, export credit agencies, funds, lessors, airlines, helicopter operators, individuals and manufacturers across a spectrum of aviation matters including debt finance, export finance, operating leasing, PDP finance, portfolio sales, tax leasing products, capital markets products, Islamic finance, helicopter finance, business jet finance, engine finance, restructurings, regulatory and a range of corporate and commercial matters in the aviation industry.

This extensive and wide-ranging transactional experience and knowledge has made Jim a valuable resource for clients seeking to enter into complex, international transactions. Jim is particularly well regarded for his expertise in export credit agency, capital markets and Islamic finance transactions.

He has been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in both the Airfinance Journal and the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory.

Jim qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2008 and holds a first class degree in Engineering from the University of Sussex.

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