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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP‘s practice has a niche focus on private aviation finance. It has been well-positioned during the COVID-19-pandemic, given the drop in commercial aviation deals and rise in private and corporately financed aircraft. The team is able to offer US and English law expertise in high-profile, cross-border transactions, repossessions and restructuring matters. The team is now led by London-based Graham Tyler following the departure of former practice head Paul Jebely who joined Withers in January 2022.
Other key lawyers:
‘The firm’s Hong Kong aviation team has been involved in multiple high-value aircraft sale and purchase transactions.’
‘The team at Pillsbury Asia has exceptional turnaround time and engagement which is key in a business like aviation.’
‘They have the ability to provide coverage in Asia and Europe and provide timely responses to the US and Asia whenever needed.’
‘Legally they’re extremely tough negotiators and vigorously protect the client’s interests.’
‘They meet all standards for their work and excel at delivering results.’
‘Great to collaborate with and fun people.’
Absa Bank Limited
Comair South Africa
Development Bank of Japan
iStrings Aviation Capital
JA Mitsui Leasing
Tokyo Century Corporation
Tokyo Star Bank
Wings Capital Partners LLC
- Acted as lead transaction counsel to Deutsche Bank AG as financier and seller on the sale of the airframe of one Boeing 777-300ER that was leased to Jet Airways until the airline ceased its operations and filed for bankruptcy.
- Acting as US counsel to the business recovery professionals of Comair Limited, a South African airline, in its chapter 15 case and South African business rescue proceedings.
- Acted as counsel for Absa Bank, as lead arranger and lender for the first pre-delivery and delivery financing for TAAG Angolan Airlines to acquire a fleet of six Dash 8-400 aircraft from de Havilland Canada after Longview Aviation Capital acquired it from Bombardier.