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Norman Fraser

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REN Legal

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Banking and finance.


Partner – Norman Fraser advises international banks, aircraft and engine lessors, investment funds and airlines on aircraft finance and leasing transactions. He also advises on commercial real estate finance transactions. Types of work undertaken include: sale and purchase, finance and leasing of aircraft and aircraft engines, joint ventures, workouts and restructurings. Deals include: acting for a lessor in connection with its purchase of three Airbus A330 aircraft on lease to a European airline; acting for the lenders in connection with the financing of 18 aircraft on lease to six airlines; acting for a US investment fund in connection with its investment in a joint venture to acquire two B737-600 aircraft for consignment; acting for an engine lessor on its sale of 28 aircraft engines to a German KG fund.


Qualified 2001; legal advisor Royal Bank of Scotland; trainee and associate Lovells; partner Paul Hastings; partner REN Legal 2010. Current directorship: REN Legal Management Ltd. Publications of note include: ‘Protecting Engine Investments with Cape Town’ – article on the benefits of the Cape Town Convention for aircraft engine lessors – Airfinance Journal Sept 2011; ‘Covering Engines’ – article on aircraft engine Insurance – Airfinance Journal Sept 2008; ‘Profit from the Skies’ – article on the Aircraft Finance and Leasing Industry for Legal Week Jan 2008; ‘Engineering a Repossession’ – article on commercial aircraft repossession – Airfinance Journal Feb 2006.


International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading; The Aviation Club.


McLaren High School; University of Edinburgh, LLB (Hons) 1993-97.


Golf, rugby and cars.

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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