Jahnavi Ramachandran
Partner

ASSET FINANCE

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7863 8976
M: +44 7747455503

EmailE: jramachandran@wfw.com

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Jahnavi Ramachandran is a partner in the Watson Farley & Williams Asset Finance Group in London, and a key member of the team’s leading global Aviation practice. She specialises in advising clients on the acquisition, financing and leasing of assets including commercial aircraft, helicopters and business jets. She is instructed by some of the leading banks, lessors, and other owners and operators in the industry, including the European ECAs (for work on Airbus aircraft), CIT Aerospace, Erste Group Bank and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

Jahnavi’s insight and expertise is held in high regard throughout the industry, and she has previously spoken at high profile industry events such as the Geneva Air Finance Forum and Barcelona Air Finance Forum, and was a panellist for the key discussion on “Legal and structural analysis of helicopter financing at the Ascend Asia Finance Conference in Singapore in May 2015. She also authored the chapter on “Conflicts of Law” in Aircraft Finance: Registration, Security and Enforcement, McBain, 2015.

Jahnavi is listed as an aviation expert in Legal Media’s Expert Guides 2015.

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    • Advising UK Export Finance, TD Bank NA and BNP Paribas Singapore branch in the financing of six A320 aircraft for IndiGo.
    • Advising Erste Group Bank AG on the limited recourse financing of Airbus and Boeing aircraft for the Automatic Group on lease to various airlines worldwide.
    • Advising a German bank on the Coface backed financing of two Airbus helicopters for a helicopter operator.
    • Advising ECGD, Coface and CACIB on the financing of eleven A320 family aircraft for RBS Aerospace (now SMBC Aviation Capital) leased to various airlines worldwide.
    • Advising Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on a series of participations in a variety of aircraft financing transactions including, JOLCOs, French Tax Leases and operating lessor financings.
    • Advising HSH Nordbank AG and Amentum Capital on the financing and leasing of three A330 aircraft to Vietnam Airlines and two A320 aircraft to Volaris.

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