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.