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Greg Kahn

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Greg is a partner in the banking and finance department in London. He specialises in structured asset finance and equipment leasing in the transportation sector, with a focus on shipping and aviation. He represents banks, leasing companies, investors, manufacturers, airlines, operators and investors on financing transactions for the transportation industries. Greg has over 24 years of experience of all aspects of asset finance for aviation, shipping, rolling stock, films, power stations, water, electricity and other infrastructure. He has advised on tax-based and cross-border lease financings, sales and purchases of leasing portfolios and leasing companies, defaults and contentious aspects of asset finance transactions as well as restructurings and workouts. He has repeatedly been recommended as a leading individual by Legal 500 and by Chambers as ‘one of the top lawyers in this field’, ‘an accurate and pragmatic lawyer’ who is ‘terribly able’, ‘straight talking’ and considered ‘to excel in the context of complex structures’, with a ‘thorough, competent and unflustered manner’.


Trainee lawyer, assistant lawyer Wilde Sapte 1984-86; partner SNR Denton UK LLP (formerly Denton Wilde Sapte) 1986-present.




University of Warwick (BA Hons, Law Society Finals, CPE).

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Leading individuals

Greg Kahn - Dentons

Within: Asset finance and leasing

Headed by the 'excellent' Paul Holland, Dentons' five-partner team provides a 'strong service' to banks, lessors, manufacturers and operators across the spectrum of transportation asset classes. Perhaps best-known, however, for its work in the aviation sector, the team has vast experience across commercial and ECA-backed financings, in addition to transactions implementing complex leasing structures. Having formerly worked in the region, a significant proportion of Holland's work relates to Middle Eastern entities, including his recent work for Emirates on a series of ten JOLCOs for Boeing 777ER aircraft and for Qatar Airways on the financing of two 747-8 Freighters by HSBC. Nick Chandler and Serge Sergiou are also noted for their aviation finance expertise, in particular, while the team is rounded out at a partner level by Greg Kahn, who has a focus on ship finance and Sarah Dyke, who is noted for her corporate jet and super yacht financing work. Clients include Société Générale, Air Nostrum, Airbus and Avolon.

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