Having acted for numerous airlines and other industry bodies, Leo understands the issues facing the aviation industry and has a pragmatic approach to resolving his clients’ issues.
Leo is Joint Head of our International Aviation & Aerospace Group and is based in Singapore. He leads our Aviation team in Asia Pacific.
With more than fifteen years' experience in the aviation industry, Leo has advised on a wide variety of issues and transactions including aircraft portfolio purchases, lessor and lessee financing, sale/purchase and lease-backs, operating leasing, wet leasing, new and used aircraft sale and purchase agreements and numerous MRO and other aircraft related contracts and regulatory matters.
Since moving to Singapore in April 2013, Leo has worked with aircraft lessors, lessees and financiers on numerous commercial aircraft leasing and financing transactions across Asia Pacific including in China, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
Leo joined us from Virgin Atlantic where he was the general counsel with responsibility for all aspects of the airline's fleet of aircraft and maintenance and was previously a member of the asset finance team at a global law firm.
He has acted on transactions which have been awarded the Most Innovative Aircraft Finance Deal of the Year.