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Clifford Chance
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131
United States

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Zarrar Sehgal is head of the Transport & Logistics Group and Co-Head of the US Asset Finance Practice. He concentrates his practice on a wide variety of international asset finance transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged leasing, EETC transactions, secured lending, structured financing, export credit agency-supported financings and credit enhancements. He also has extensive experience representing underwriters and issuers in public offerings and private placement of securities, including portfolio securitizations and debt and equity offerings. Zarrar has particular expertise in financings involving aircraft and has worked on several of the most significant securitizations and financings in the market, including many transactions that have been awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ awards from industry publications.


Georgetown University Law Center (JD), 1997

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

(Hall of Fame)

Zarrar SehgalClifford Chance

Clifford Chance services a wide-ranging client base, and consistently acts for investment banks, arrangers, and finance and operating lessors. It also routinely advises servicers, investors, export credit agencies and governmental authorities. The New York-based practice fields both commercial and export credit agency financing experts, and is highly experienced in aviation capital markets transactions. The department also has a robust operating lessor practice that acts for established and newer operating leasing companies. Clients additionally benefit from the aviation finance team’s ability to leverage specialists from the firm’s tax, corporate, capital markets and litigation groups. In recent highlights, the team advised Global Jet Capital on a Covid 19-related asset-backed security transaction involving aviation assets. Co-leading the US asset finance practice are aircraft finance expert John Howitt and Zarrar Sehgal, who is experienced in asset finance deals. Particularly focused on aircraft assets, Emily Wicker focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions, while Patrick O’Reilly acts for lenders, borrowers and export credit agencies on aircraft financings. Former partner Madalyn Miller departed the firm in January 2022.