About Me

I am an associate in the Paris-based Aviation Finance Team. I have an extensive experience working with both lessors and airlines, as well as financial institutions on aviation finance and leasing transactions. I also cover a broad spectrum of general finance and corporate matters.

I had the opportunity to work on a wide range of transactions including leasing, structured finance, JOLCOs, ECA and PDP financings, securitizations, as well as M&A and restructuring transactions. My work often involves cross-border transactions and I enjoy working in a multicultural environment. I am fluent in Russian, English and French.

I also like learning new things and had a chance to work on a number of innovative instruments as they evolved, including green financing, various insurance products (including Balthazar) and capital markets transactions.

I believe it is essential to listen to Clients' needs to be able to find commercially sensitive and cost-efficient solutions. I am also convinced that building trust and solid personal relationships is key. Our goal is to act as a one-stop shop for our Clients in aviation-related, corporate, finance and tax matters.
  • advising both airlines and lessors in the context of numerous leasing, financing, sale and leaseback transactions;
  • advising a major airline on its first sustainability-linked financing of a new Airbus A350-900 aircraft;
  • advising a major leasing company in relation to a term loan, revolving credit and working capital facilities agreement;
  • advising a major bank in the CIS region on a senior secured loan;
  • managing a portfolio of a few dozens of special purpose companies from incorporation through their corporate life, assisting on various corporate aspects;
  • transactions and filings with French Civil Aviation Authority (DGCA) (registration, taking security etc.)


  • University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • MA (Corporate Law)
  • University Paris-Est Créteil
  • MA (Corporate Law) (With Honors)
  • Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Moscow)
  • MA Linguistics / translation (With Honors)
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Maria Miller is an excellent lawyer who provides commercially driven strategic advice to clients in a manner that is concise, efficient and well-researched. She is a much trusted adviser on French corporate law and aviation matters.

Legal 500 - Aviation Finance 2023

Maria Miller – reliable, knowledgeable, hard-working.

Legal 500 - Aviation Finance 2022

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