Mr Richard Stock > Mayer Brown > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown
Hong Kong

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Aviation.


Richard Stock is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Hong Kong office. He is a co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Banking & Finance practice, and a leader of the firm’s Asset Finance team. He focuses his practice on the aviation industry, with over twenty-five years experience assisting airlines, lessors and financial institutions to document aircraft and aviation-related transactions.

Richard has extensive experience in advising on aircraft finance and leasing matters for both commercial and business aircraft as well as documenting the acquisition and disposal of aircraft. He has negotiated OEM documentation for the purchase of new aircraft with a total value exceeding USD 27 billion. Richard also advises airlines and lessors on the acquisition and disposal of portfolios of used aircraft.

Richard has a particular interest in airline operational matters, having advised airlines on long-term engine maintenance agreements and inventory technical management agreements with total revenues exceeding USD 7 billion.

In recent years, an increasing proportion of Richard’s practice has included advising investors on large, strategically important projects, including the establishment of new airlines, the re-purposing of existing airlines and the establishment of aircraft leasing platforms.

Chambers Asia Pacific (2018) noted that “He is famous in Asia as one of the most experienced aircraft finance practitioners.” And “He has strong commercial awareness and gets right to the point on issues.”

Richard is ranked Band 1 by Chambers (2011-2018) and Tier 1 by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015-2018).


Admitted in New Zealand, England and Wales and Hong Kong.




University of Canterbury, LLB.

Lawyer Rankings

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms

Mayer Brown advises Chinese and international lenders and borrowers on major outbound and inbound bank and acquisition finance transactions in multiple sectors, including technology, energy, oil and gas, healthcare, real estate and logistic assets. With over 25 years’ experience, Hallam Chow, who leads the China projects practice from Beijing, handles banking, acquisition and project finance, as well as asset-based finance (including aircraft, equipment and facility leasing). Also on the mainland, new partner Boya Shen‘s practice includes banking and acquisition, structured and energy and infrastructure finance. Hong Kong-based Richard Stock heads the Asia banking and finance practice.

Hong Kong > Asset finance (including aviation and shipping finance)

(Hall of Fame)

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Benefiting from a longstanding presence in the Asian market and also able to leverage the expertise of lawyers from across the firm’s international network, Mayer Brown provides a ‘very slick service‘ to an eclectic mix of clients in the aviation and maritime sectors, from both a pan-Asian and international perspective. On the aviation front, Richard Stock heads a ‘seasoned team of professionals‘ that have ‘extensive experience across Asia‘ for banks and numerous high-profile local airlines, enabling it to provide a balanced perspective across a range of operating lease, sale and leaseback and tax-based leasing products, as well as secured debt financings. On the shipping front, the ‘very impressive‘ Conor Warde continues to handle a wide range and volume of work for PRC-based lessors, while the ‘excellent‘ Maggie Cheung has an excellent reputation for international lenders and Chinese institutions, including work on structured loan facilities. Senior associate Dora Ying is also recommended.

Hong Kong > Structured finance and securitisation

Mayer Brown’s global team handles securitisation, structured finance, and derivatives across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. It acts for sponsors, issuers, servicers, arrangers, underwriters, swap counterparties, Asia securitisation and structured finance enhancement providers, liquidity providers, trustees, and rating agencies. Key practitioner Vincent Sum focuses on capital markets matters, including structured products, derivatives, securitisations, retail and non-retail funds, secured lending and financing, and debt capital markets. Richard Stock heads the team.

Hong Kong > Banking and finance

Mayer Brown acts for lenders and borrowers on the full gamut of banking and finance transactions. Under the leadership of Richard Stock, Fanny Wang and Francis Chen have steadily built a strong client base, which includes leading global, PRC, Japanese and local banks. Doos Choi has over 20 years’ experience in multi-jurisdictional, multi-tiered, full and limited recourse financings. Chen advises financial institutions and large corporations on various financing structures, including bilateral and syndicated loan transactions. Wang acts for developers on development and redevelopment finance.