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Duncan Batchelor

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

With 20 partners focused on transportation finance based in London and also aided by practitioners throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and US, the ‘responsive and knowledgeable’ team at Norton Rose Fulbright has the ‘depth of resources, expertise and multi-disciplinary capability’ to handle a large volume of matters across the aviation, shipping and rail sectors. The ‘responsive, tactful and experiencedDuncan Batchelor provides ‘balanced advice in complex situations’ often involving highly structured, multi-jurisdictional issues; he recently advised Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) on a JOLCO and lease financing for three Airbus A320 aircraft for Pegasus Airlines. The ‘excellentGiles Brand is noted for his strength across the asset classes and recently advised Amedeo Air Four Plus Epsilon on an innovative leasing structure with HSBC Middle East Leasing Partnership. Working alongside lawyers in the firm’s Tokyo office, the ‘very commercialSimon Lew recently advised ORIX Corporation on the acquisition of a portfolio of performing shipping loans from RBS. The ‘highly regardedSimon Hartley handles work for a broad range of lenders and borrowers in ship finance transactions. Hartley has been particularly active in the cruise ship sector and recently acted for Italian export credit agency SACE and UniCredit, as agent, on ECA term loan facilities to finance three Virgin Voyages cruise vessels. On the rail front, Tom Johnson represented Commonwealth Bank of Australia on a £900m rail financing in partnership with train leasing company Angel Trains; in what is one of the largest-ever privately procured train orders in the UK, the financing will be used to fund a new fleet of 665 Bombardier Aventra trains for Abellio’s new East Anglia franchise. Other recommended practitioners include the ‘brilliantEleanor Martin; ‘excellent’ global asset finance head Harry Theochari, who is singled out for ship financing matters; Simon Chamberlain, for aviation; and senior associate Will Alete. Apollo Aviation, Carnival, Monarch, Department for Transport and Saga Cruises are additional clients of the team.

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London: Transport

Aviation

Within: Aviation

Norton Rose Fulbright’s ‘knowledgeable’ department advises on a range of antitrust, competition, regulatory, commercial, insurance, planning and disputes issues in the aviation sector. The team acted for Delta Air Lines on the acquisition of a slot at Heathrow Airport from Croatia Airlines. Other key work includes handling EC261 claims for numerous airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Jet2.com and Wizz Air. Duncan Batchelor heads the aviation department, which includes aviation disputes head Patrick Farrell, who has ‘vast’ experience in aviation litigation, arbitration and repossessions, Chris Randall, who handles transactional matters in the aviation sector, and Ian Giles, who handles competition, cartel investigations and merger control matters. Other key figures include consultant Tim Ingham, who advises aviation insurers and their insureds; Robin Springthorpe, who focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular emphasis on commercial and regulatory issues; Simon Chamberlain, who handles regulatory and commercial matters; and Charlotte Winter, who handles complex aviation disputes. Senior associates Annabelle Wheeler, Dan Cowdy and Zayba Drabu are also recommended.

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