Oliver Tebbit

WFW boosts worldwide aviation finance offering with new Dubai Partner hire

14 November 2016

International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that highly regarded aviation finance Partner Oliver Tebbit has joined the firm’s Dubai office. He was previously a Partner at Clyde & Co in the same city.

Oliver has over 15 years’ experience advising on asset finance transactions and is especially noted for his expertise in the fields of commercial aviation and business jets. He has been actively involved in high profile transactions in Dubai and the wider Middle East region since 2001.

Oliver is regularly recognised for his expertise by industry directories such as Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Jet Investor and Euromoney’s Guide to Aviation Lawyers. He has a particularly strong profile in the corporate jet market where he represents financiers, high net-worth individuals and aircraft operators in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Also joining WFW from Clyde & Co’s Dubai office to work alongside Oliver is Senior Associate Dhruv Paul. Dhruv, a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on aviation and aviation finance transactions, has extensive experience working on transactions in the Middle East and India.

WFW Head of Dubai, Andrew Baird, comments: “Oliver is a terrific addition to our Dubai team. His experience and expertise will significantly enhance our regional aviation offering and enable our continued successful growth in the Middle East”.

Partner Rex Rosales, Global Head of the firm’s Transport Sector Group adds: “Oliver is a great boost to our worldwide aviation offering and I’m delighted to welcome him to WFW. The addition of Oliver, following closely on that of fellow aviation finance expert Samuel Kolehmainen in Singapore this October, clearly demonstrates WFW’s standing as one of the most dynamic and successful international law firms in the aviation sector worldwide”.