My focus is my clients - providing excellent client service, clear concise advice and quality work tailored to each client's specific needs.

I am a senior associate in the Aviation & Aerospace Group based in Singapore with extensive experience in complex cross-border asset finance transactions.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird I worked at a magic circle law firm in London where I advised leasing companies and financiers on a range of different aviation, rail and shipping matters.

My legal career started in Adelaide where I assisted major Australian banks and large corporates with general banking and finance transactions and continued this in Sydney before my move to the UK. Even earlier before starting my legal career, I worked as an account executive in a leading Australian bank.

In all of these various jurisdictions I have assisted clients with leasing, financing, refinancing and aircraft sale and purchase transactions and general banking matters. As a result, my approach is highly commercial and my goal is always to achieve an in-depth understanding of the business needs and core drivers of each client.

Having worked across a broad range of banking and finance areas, I believe that asset finance is the most exciting one. Diligently checking the nameplates of each aircraft I board has become a habit. Practising in Singapore makes it even more thrilling to be a part of this vibrant, growing and fast-paced industry.

  • Advising CDB Aviation in connection with a secured portfolio financing facility for $700m, covering a fleet of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft (Aircraft Portfolio Deal of the Year- Asia, 2019, Global Transport Finance)
  • Advising the lending syndicate in connection with £800m upgrade and investment in the Wales & Borders rail network.
  • Assisted ING Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (together with the respective mandated lead arrangers) on the restructuring of ECA project financing facilities in connection with five pipe-laying support vessels chartered to Petrobras.
  • Advising CDB Aviation in connection with a secured portfolio financing facility for $500m, covering a fleet of 14 Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
  • Acting for Goshawk Aviation in connection with the purchase and novation of two aircraft from Aircastle Limited leased to Ural Airlines.
  • Acting for PK AirFinance in connection with a $340m refinancing debt facility secured by a portfolio of 14 aircraft including Airbus and Boeing aircraft leased to Aero-flot, Globus (S7 Airlines), Germania and Bulgarian Eagle.
  • Advised Novus Aviation Capital in relation to the sale and novation of two Boeing 777-300 aircraft to Orix Aviation Systems Limited leased to Emirates.
Education
  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Flinders University of South Australia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Business Economics), Flinders University of South Australia, 2008
Admissions
  • Admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia (currently admitted in New South Wales), 2013.
  • Admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2014