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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Hong Kong

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

Focused almost exclusively on restructuring work within the aviation sector, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP continues to pick up a significant and growing amount of mandates from banks and lessors in distressed situations on the commercial airline front, as well as for owners in the private jet space. Praised for his 'ability to think-outside-the-box', Eugene Yeung has galvanised the team since his arrival from Eversheds Sutherland in 2018 and along with overarching asset finance team head Paul Jebely, benefits from the ability to advise on US law, therefore adding a degree of flexibility and optionality to clients in the sector regarding Chapter 11 protection.

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‘The team provides flexible and practical solutions.’

‘The team is responsive, customer-focused, and liaises extremely well with all stakeholders. The quality of work is first class and I would recommend them to any aircraft lessor.’

‘Eugene Yeung is able to think outside-of-the-box.’

Key clients

Wings Capital Partners


Zhongzhi Enterprise Group

Deutsche Bank


Asset finance (including aviation and shipping finance)

Regularly picking up commercial aviation financing work from lessors and banks on Asia-related matters, as well as on deals in as far afield as Africa and the Middle East, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP's 'commercial and practical' four-strong team adds particular value to clients on complex, often highly structured deals. New York and UK law-qualified team head Paul Jebely is well-placed to advise on debt financing structures governed under UK and US law. As well as his investor/lender side commercial aviation finance practice, Jebely is also noted for his work on behalf of high-net-worth-individuals in the private aviation market. Combining aviation and restructuring expertise, Eugene Yeung 's arrival in 2018 from Eversheds Sutherland appears particularly prescient now, in light of the huge economic pressures placed on the aviation sector in the wake of the Covid pandemic. The team is also able to tap into the resources of a significant global network, that includes highly rated practitioners based in London and the US.

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‘I really appreciate their professionalism, creativity, and excellence in drawing up complex contracts.’

‘The team provides commercial and practical advice.’

‘Regarding the last contract that they prepared for my company: this is the first time in my life that I get compliments from my customers regarding the quality and clarity of a contract! An excellent team!’

‘The responsive Paul Jebely is a thought leader, not a follower.’


Key clients

Absa Bank Limited


Apple Bank New York

Aviation Capital Group

Cathay Pacific Airlines

CHC Helicopter

China Aircraft Leasing Company

Chishima Real Estate Co., Ltd.


Development Bank of Japan

Deutsche Bank

DVB Bank SE Singapore


Jeju Airlines


iStrings Aviation Capital

JA Mitsui Leasing

Mizuho Leasing


Nok Air

Nok Scoot Airlines (JV between Nok Air and Scoot Airlines (a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines))

NTT Finance

ORIX Aviation


Showa Leasing

Tokyo Century Corporation

Tokyo Star Bank

Wings Capital Partners LLC