Overview

Brett is recognised as a leading international lawyer in the fields of aircraft finance and leasing.

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

His particular expertise is cross-border aircraft finance and leasing transactions including debt finance, PDP finance, tax-based, operating lease products and export-credit.

Brett has advised operating lessors on aircraft portfolio acquisitions/sales and debt financings. He has also acted for lenders, export-credit agencies and airlines on aircraft finance transactions. Brett also has debt capital markets experience.

Brett has acted for airlines on major fleet renewal programmes and on operating lease products.

Brett has been actively involved in the aircraft finance and leasing sector based in London, Istanbul, Paris and Singapore, working with three leading global law firms including more than 20 years as partner.

In 2012, Brett was seconded to JPMorgan as a senior consultant advising on a large number of export-credit financings for lessors and airlines involving the European ECAs and US Ex-Imbank.

He has acted for financiers/ECAs or airlines on transactions which have received prestigious industry awards including on two occasions Most Innovative Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year and also African Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year.

Brett recently advised Etihad on sale and leaseback of two Airbus A380-800 aircraft which were operating leases with conventional and Islamic debt tranches with Abu Dhabi Global Market lessor SPCs. This deal was awarded the AirFinance Journal Sale and Leaseback Deal of the Year 2016.

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