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Christopher Jackson

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REN Legal

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Banking and finance.


Partner – Christopher Jackson joined REN Legal as a partner in 2011, having worked as a senior in-house lawyer for eight years with Rolls-Royce. Christopher has extensive experience of asset finance and leasing transactions, with a particular emphasis on aircraft engine leasing, structured finance and sales finance. Types of work undertaken include: sale and purchase, financing and leasing of aircraft and aircraft engines, manufacturer product support/maintenance arrangements for aviation equipment, joint ventures, workouts and restructurings. Major recent deals: acting for the lenders in connection with the debt financing of a European leasing company’s acquisition of three A319s on lease to a European airline; acting in connection with the joint venture between a major engine manufacturer and a US leasing company in connection with the purchase and leaseback of seven new Trent aircraft engines used to satisfy the manufacturer’s product support commitments to its airline customers; acting in connection with the joint venture and equity financing of two B737s, one A319 and one CFM56 aircraft ending for consignment; and advising a major Middle Eastern airline in connection with its acquisition of GE9X engines and associated product support arrangements.


Qualified 1998; trainee and solicitor Allen & Overy; legal counsel Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi UFJ; legal counsel Rolls Royce plc; partner REN Legal 2011.


The Aviation Club; International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading.


Marlborough College, Wiltshire; University of Exeter, Psychology BA (Hons), 1994; College of Law, London, Diploma in Law, 1995, Diploma in Legal Practice, 1996.


Skiing/snowboarding, hiking, cinema/theatre, wine and food.

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

Headed by the ‘commercial and user-friendlyNorman Fraser, REN Legal’s three-partner practice provides a ‘value-for-money service’ to aviation clients including Emirates, Deucalian Capital Aviation Funds and AerCap. Both Fraser and the ‘insightful and knowledgeableChristopher Jackson have particular niche expertise in aircraft engine leasing transactions.

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