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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 878 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 878 8375
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Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Lee Askenzai

Tel:
Work +12128788230
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Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Real Estate, Capital Markets

Position

Lee Askenazi has extensive experience in structured capital markets, including all aspects of commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, collateralized loan obligations, collateralized debt obligations, re-REMICs, repurchase facilities and other structured products.

Education

Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2003, Northwestern University BA, 1998


United States: Industry focus

Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Within: Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Clifford Chance advises a range of investment banks, arrangers, finance and operating lessors, servicers, investors, airlines, export credit agencies and governmental authorities, on aviation finance transactions. Aviation capital markets transactions, including landmark debt and equity offerings and portfolio securitizations and EETC issuances, are a key areas of expertise. Zarrar Sehgal advised Aergo Capital on its second asset-backed securitization deal, METAL 2017-1, which is secured by a portfolio of 26 aircraft; he also advised the lead arranger and lender, Deutsche Bank, on the $579.8m Harbour Aircraft Investments securitization of 30 aircraft. Elsewhere, Emily Wicker, Philip Wagman and Lee Askenzai  advised Global Jet Capital, as servicer, and Business Jet Securities 2018-2, as issuer, on the issuance of $674m of secured notes in an asset backed securitization. Patrick O’Reilly  was instructed by lessor, AWAS (Ireland), on the sale and leaseback of five Boeing 737-MAX-8 aircraft with GOL Linhas AĂ©reas, coupled with lessor PDP financing for each aircraft. Also recommended is Madalyn Miller, who was promoted to partner in May 2019. John Howitt and Sehgal jointly lead the US asset finance team. Named lawyers are based in New York.

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