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Stephenson Harwood
48 rue Cambon
75001 Paris
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An asset finance partner with a particular focus on aircraft finance, Edward has a solid, international reputation acting for banks, operating lessors and airlines in a variety of complex cross border transactions.

Edward has extensive experience advising banks and other financial institutions, lessors and operators on a broad range of financings of aircraft and ships including pre and post-delivery financing of new aircraft and ships, the acquisition of used aircraft and the restructuring of existing loans. He has also worked on a number of transactions structured to be compliant with Sharia-based principles.

Edward is recognised as a foreign expert for the US by Chambers Global who praised his “expertise on a wide range of financing matters.”

Lawyer Rankings

France > Aviation finance

(Leading individuals)

Edward CampbellStephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood‘s aviation finance team has acted on some of the major aircraft financings, restructurings, and transactions taking place in the French market over the past year as well as on many international transactions involving French banks and key airlines. Strengthening its position in aviation finance, the firm welcomed Laurence Hanley to the team in 2021, joining from Stream – Avocats et Solicitors. Hanley, who focuses on borrower side work, now leads the practice alongside Edward Campbell. Associate Maria Miller is highlighted for being ‘reliable’ and ‘knowledgeable’. 

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

Stephenson Harwood‘s team garners praise for its ‘particularly strong expertise in shipping and aviation finance‘, and it also excels in areas such as real estate finance, acquisition finance and asset finance. Working in close collaboration with the firm’s M&A, fund formation and litigation groups, the team regularly acts for leading financial institutions and corporates on domestic and cross-border mandates. The department is jointly led by Alain Gautron, Edward CampbellJeremy Grant, Yann Beckers and Laurence Hanley (who was promoted to partner in May 2021).

Paris > Aviation: Financement d’avions

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Edward CampbellStephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood acts on major aircraft financings involving French banks, where the firm’s network of offices in key aviation jurisdictions facilitates international transactions. Other work for the team includes acting as French counsel on asset-backed securitisations and representing operating lessors in relation to operating leases, financings, sales and leasebacks. Department head Edward Campbell is qualified in England, New York and France, and as well as his broad transactional expertise, is experienced in structuring deals on shari-ah based principles.

L’équipe de financement aérien de Stephenson Harwood s’est récemment illustrée par son intervention dans plusieurs des principales opérations de financement, d’acquisition et de restructuration d’avions ayant marqué le marché français en 2021. L’équipe a aussi été présente dans de nombreuses opérations internationales ayant impliqué des banques françaises et des compagnies aériennes. A noter, l’équipe a renforcé ses rangs en accueillant Laurence Hanley (ex Stream – Avocats et Solicitors en 2021. Ce dernier, dont l’activité est axée sur le conseil aux emprunteurs, codirige la pratique du cabinet aux côtés d’  Edward Campbell. Enfin, la « fiable » et « compétente »  collaboratrice Maria Miller mérite aussi une mention.

Paris > Banque et finance: Transactions

Stephenson Harwood est doté d’une «forte expertise en matière de financement maritime et aéronautique». L’équipe affiche également un fort savoir-faire sur les segments du financement immobilier, du financement d’acquisition et plus généralement du financement d’actif. Elle intervient en étroite collaboration avec les départements spécialisés en fusions-acquisitions, formation de fonds et en contentieux du cabinet. L’équipe assiste des institutions financières et des entreprises de premier plan dans des opérations de dimensions nationale et internationale. La pratique est codirigée par  Alain Gautron, Edward CampbellJeremy Grant, Yann Beckers et Laurence Hanley (qui a été promu associé en mai 2021).