William Glaister > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Transport finance and leasing

(Hall of Fame)

William GlaisterClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance LLP ‘s recently appointed London practice head, Oliver Hipperson, is able to draw from a ‘massive body of historical work’ according to one client and is well versed at handling a wide range of new money and restructuring work in both the aviation and shipping fields. He also has particular expertise advising on secondary debt trading matters (including loan portfolio sale transactions).  ‘Absolute star’ William Glaister heads the global asset finance group and is aided by the firm’s ‘unparalleled geographic coverage with asset focused lawyers in most key jurisdictions’. The five-partner team is well equipped to handle the most complex asset finance mandates, irrespective of geographical location. Although it is active across the asset classes, aviation work remains the key driver, an area in which the firm has ‘superb market understanding’ and an ability to advise on many of the most cutting-edge finance deals, aided in part by its ability to leverage the firm’s broader banking and capital markets expertise. ‘Meticulous with details whilst still able to retain a commercial focus and ensure that the deal gets done’, Richard Evans is a popular choice among borrowers and lenders across a range of finance and leasing structures in the aviation sector. Other key individuals include Paul Carrington, whose varied aviation practice (including work for lessors, airlines and banks) sits alongside his role as head of the rail group, and Ranbir Hunjan, who has an excellent reputation advising banks on aviation and rail finance transactions.