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CANNON PLACE, 78 CANNON STREET, LONDON, EC4N 6AF, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7367 3000
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Fax 020 7367 2000
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Keith Wilson

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Work 020 7367 2394
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CMS

Work Department

Aircraft finance.

Position

Keith is Head of Aircraft Finance and a partner in the Asset Finance Team.

He represents banks, financiers, lessors and investors in relation to the acquisition, disposal, financing and leasing of aircraft, helicopters, aircraft engines and aircraft spare parts. He has 25 years of experience in aircraft finance and has represented clients across a wide variety of transactions including debt and capital market transactions, leasing transactions and portfolio acquisitions and sales. A number of the transactions on which Keith has worked have received industry recognition by way of awards.

Career

Although primarily focused on the aircraft finance and leasing industry, Keith also has considerable experience of other asset classes including oil and gas financing and leasing (including FPSO financings and reserve based secured loans), vendor financing, sports finance, ship finance and real estate finance.

Education

University of Edinburgh, LLB 1981-84; Diploma in Legal Practice 1985.


London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

Benefiting from ‘impressive technical and industry knowledge’, CMS provides ‘robust yet commercial advice’ to a range of stakeholders engaged in the financing of a broad mix of asset classes. On the aviation finance front, Keith Wilson is praised for his ‘lateral thinking, commerciality and creativity’. Tim Elliott relocated to the firm's Hong Kong office.

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