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Sarah Dyke

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Sarah Dyke is a partner in the banking and finance department of the firm's London office specialising in asset finance. Sarah has broad domestic and cross-border asset finance experience and acts for UK and overseas financiers, banks, leasing companies, lessees, airlines and borrowers. Sarah specialises in: all types of leasing and financing involving assets in transport, infrastructure, energy, medical equipment, plant and machinery, equipment for renewable energy sources, media, IT and telecommunications; general asset finance work including receivables financing, vendor programmes, invoice discounting and factoring; financing of commercial aircraft and corporate jets and helicopters involving a variety of jurisdictions including advising on defaulting borrowers and lessees, repossession of aircraft and restructuring of deals; construction and delivery financing of super yachts involving a variety of jurisdictions; structured financing transactions involving films, computer games and intellectual property rights.


Trainee lawyer Dentons UKMEA LLP (formerly SNR Denton LLP) 1999-2001; lawyer SNR Denton Tokyo (formerly SNR Denton Tokyo) 2000-01; senior lawyer Dentons UKMEA LLP (formerly SNR Denton LLP) 2001-07; partner Dentons UKMEA LLP (formerly SNR Denton LLP) 2007-09, partner Dentons UKMEA LLP 2009-present..


University of Exeter (LLB Hons 1997); The College of Law (LPC 1998).

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

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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