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Eleanor Martin

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Next generation lawyers

Eleanor Martin - Norton Rose Fulbright

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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