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Lisa Marks

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Lisa specialises in asset finance with a particular focus on general leasing and rail finance. She has over 25 years of experience in the leasing sector and regularly advises a variety of banks and financial institutions in relation to all types of structures. These include finance and operating leases as well as asset-backed lending, receivables financing both from lease and service contracts and debt deals with security over key assets often with a cross-border aspect.

Lisa's work over the past year has involved a number of important transactions such as advising SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited on the leasing aspects of the launch of their new equipment leasing fund. She also advised Alliance Laundry Systems LLC on their entry into the European equipment finance market, through the establishment of a vendor finance program. 

Lisa is a Governor of The Leasing Foundation and takes an active role in discussions relating to the development of the leasing industry. Her many years of active involvement in the industry have allowed Lisa to develop a large network in which she is well regarded by her peers and her clients.

London: Finance

Transport finance & leasing

Within: Transport finance & leasing

Stephenson Harwood's 13-partner team has the strength-in-depth to provide a 'pragmatic and commercial service' to a broad range of stakeholders in the shipping and rail sectors. The 'vastly experienced' Mark Russell, 'very talented' Ian Mace and 'reliable and capable' Jonathan Ward are key practitioners in the maritime space (with Ward particularly strong on new money deals and restructurings with a Chinese nexus). Following a spate of major restructurings, new money finance deals have started to become more prominent again in the shipping market; the firm has picked up its fair share of these, including Mace's recent work for shipping company Team Tankers International on a $220m senior secured credit facility. The 'responsive' Richard Parsons leads on the aviation front and has a strong following among banks and operating lessors. As well as her general leasing expertise, the 'super experienced' Lisa Marks also assists on rail finance matters.

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Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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