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Norton Rose Fulbright

Harry Theochari

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Leading individuals

Harry Theochari - 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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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

Norton Rose Fulbright fields a core multidisciplinary Brexit team, which is led by Emma Giddings, that monitors developments in the negotiations and assesses the commercial implications for clients. Its advice on Brexit covers all the industries in which the firm has a particular focus, such as financial institutions, insurance, energy, transport and life sciences. The firm launched a dedicated trade practice in London in January 2017 as a response to the EU referendum vote; practice head Mark Simpson has trade treaty law experience, which includes free trade agreement negotiations under the WTO framework. In addition, counsel Milagros Miranda Rojas has more than 15 years of experience of advising and representing governments in trade policy and international trade law issues. Beyond core legal advice to its clients, the firm is extremely active on the thought leadership front. Jonathan Herbst has provided evidence to the House of Lords EU financial affairs sub-committee on the impact of Brexit on financial services. He has also been asked by the same sub-committee to give evidence on how financial regulation and supervision can evolve post-Brexit to ensure financial stability, and to ensure equivalence/some other form of close relationship between the UK and EU regulatory regimes to preserve market access. Harry Theochari is advising the UK government on the impact of Brexit on the UK's port and shipping interests. The energy team has been involved in various Brexit-related speaking engagements, conferences and client training events.

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