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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Finance; aviation, aerospace and transportation.


Mr Tyler is the leader of the law firm’s London office finance practice and is a member of the transportation finance team. He is a recognised expert in aircraft finance and regularly advises clients that include airlines, financial institutions and lessors on the procurement of new and used aircraft and engines and the cross-border leasing and financing of those aircraft and engines, utilising a variety of structures including operating leases, finance leases, export credit supported transactions, Islamic finance and tax-based and structured finance products.


The University of Exeter (1987 LLB (Hons)); The College of Gildford, 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Transport finance and leasing

(Leading individuals)

Graham TylerPillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Led from London by the ‘experienced and attentive’ Graham Tyler and able to leverage strong practices in New York and Tokyo, in particular, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP‘s three-partner aviation finance team provides ‘pragmatic and precise advice’ to a wide array of stakeholders across a range of complex cross-border financings. Tyler embodies this ability to handle a range of transactions in the sector by virtue of his varied client base which includes airlines, banks and a growing flow of work for funds which are increasingly deploying capital in the sector amidst lower prevailing interest rates in the wider economy. Debra Erni is another key member of the team and although her focus is narrower, her work for lessor clients, including numerous Japanese entities, which appreciate her fluent language skills as well as her ‘deep understanding about the market’, is very impressive. The ‘highly experienced and pragmatic’ Antony Single rounds out the team at a partner level, and his arrival in July 2021 from Clifford Chance LLP solidifies and enhances the firm’s financing credentials, particularly for lenders on highly structured mandates. ‘Very practical and responsive’ counsel Chris Knight is also recommended.