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Duncan Batchelor

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

With 20 partners primarily focused on asset finance transactions out of London and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners in key jurisdictions including Greece, Singapore, the US and the Middle East, the 'dedicated, responsive and deal-oriented' team at¬†Norton Rose Fulbright¬†has the critical mass and bandwidth to handle a tremendous volume of deals, from the relatively commoditised to the highly structured and complex. The 'experienced and dedicated'¬†Simon Hartley¬†is appreciated by shipping clients for his 'ability to handle complex and difficult situations in a calm and pragmatic fashion'. Hartley recently advised Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale, as facility agent, on the French ECA-supported ‚ā¨1.3bn financing to facilitate the acquisition of two Vista class cruise vessels to be constructed by STX France for MSC Cruises. On the aviation front, the 'client focused' and 'very commercial'¬†Duncan Batchelor¬†is 'always willing to go the extra mile to assist'. Recent work highlights for Batchelor include his representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Development Bank of Japan on the first Aircraft Finance Insurance Conortium (AFIC) insured aircraft finance transaction for a new aircraft delivery to KAL. 'Very well-known in the market',¬†Tom Johnson¬†has significant rail finance experience, both domestically and abroad; he recently acted for John Laing Infrastructure Fund¬† on its acquisition of an additional stake in the equity¬†(following on from its previous investment in rail rolling stock) of Rail Investments (Great Western). Other recommended practitioners include the 'experienced and creative'¬†Eleanor Martin, for her work in the offshore sector; shipping finance experts¬†Simon Lew¬†and¬†Harry Theochari; and¬†Owen Mulholland¬†and senior associate Will Alete,¬†for aviation finance. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, UniCredit, LOT Polish Airlines and Eversholt Rail.

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London: Transport

Aviation

Within: Aviation

Norton Rose Fulbright’s aviation expertise spans a range of competition, regulatory, insurance, planning, commercial work and dispute resolution mandates. Corporate partner Chris Randall and antitrust and competition partner Ian Giles advised Delta Air Lines on its investment and partnership with Air France-KLM Group. Simon Chamberlain handles regulatory and commercial matters and advised Flyadeal on commercial contracts; and Robin Springthorpe is advising a UK airport on the effect on flying rights of a no-deal Brexit. The team also advises a number of airlines on EC261 passenger claims. British Airways, Wizz Air, Jet2.com and Virgin Atlantic are also clients. Consultant Tim Ingham and senior associate Annabelle Wheeler, who is based across the London and Munich offices, are also key figures. Duncan Batchelor heads the aviation team and Patrick Farrell  leads the contentious aviation practice, which also features Charlotte Winter.

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