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Richard Goss has a comprehensive cross-border asset finance practice with particular emphasis on aviation finance. He represents operating lessors, operators and financial institutions on a diverse range of multi-jurisdictional transactions, including sale and leasebacks, operating leases, export credit and PDP financings for fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. His experience extends across other financing and restructuring work, including non-aviation assets, trade and commodity finance and general banking. He brings a solution-focused and pragmatic approach, which reflects more than 10 years of experience in the aviation sector. He builds deep client relationships and is a trusted advisor to whom clients return time and again for support on their most challenging transactions.

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

A 'strong player in the aviation sector', Hogan Lovells International LLP has developed robust ties with a range of clients in the industry including operators, funds, lessors, banks, manufacturers and export credit agencies, thereby ensuring not only that it receives a significant volume of work but also that it has an excellent perspective across the market as a whole. Team head Robert Fugard handles a significant amount of work for core client Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA including acting for it on its first AFIC-backed financing of six B737Max8 aircraft and on its UK Export Finance-supported JOLCO financing of a B787-9 aircraft (the airlines' first ever JOLCO financing and the first time that a JOLCO had ever been combined with a UKEF-supported Boeing financing). Richard Goss is rapidly gaining a strong reputation in the sector and recently advised Pembroke Capital (the aviation lessor of Standard Chartered Bank) on the sale and novation to Goshawk Aviation of a portfolio of eight aircraft on lease to a number of different airlines, including Norwegian Air, South African Airways and Vueling. Outside of the aviation sector, Alexander Premont uses his expertise across many financial products to provide a very commercial service to stakeholders on new money financings and restructurings in the shipping sector; he recently advised Société Générale and a pool of lenders on the restructuring of 14 financial leases and related loan financings with the Greenship Gas group. Shalini Bhuchar is also recommended across both aviation and shipping finance work, often involving an African nexus, while Simon Gwynne has a strong reputation in the rail sector. Clients include RBS/Lombard, SMBC, Bank of China Aviation and African Export-Import Bank.

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Islamic finance

Within: Islamic finance

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has particular expertise in the aerospace sector. Senior associate Faraz Naqvi is the primary contact in the London office, with wide experience in ijara financing for major international banks and aviation corporates, with asset finance specialist Richard Goss also bringing expertise in aviation finance. High yield practitioner Sylvain Dhennin and real estate expert Andrew Flemming are key contacts in the London office.

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