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WFW London Senior Associate Abi Carter named Airfinance Journal Rising Star30 April 2024

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that London Assets and Structured Finance Senior Associate Abi Carter has been named a ‘Rising Star’ for 2024 by leading aviation sector publication Airfinance Journal.

Each year, Airfinance Journal identifies ‘rising stars’ by asking readers around the globe to nominate promising young lawyers whose work has made a notable impression on the aviation industry.

Specialising in aircraft finance and leasing, Abi is an integral part of the WFW’s London Assets & Structured Finance team where she regularly acts for operating lessors and airline clients. Her expertise extends to operating leases, aircraft trades, sale and leaseback transactions as well as various cross-border financings.

She was recently part of the core WFW team that worked on developing and expanding the Global Aviation Resource Index (“GARI”), the award-winning online interactive legal analytics tool that allows users to compare data and scores for aviation restructuring procedures, aircraft repossession rights and aircraft deregistration rights in over 100 jurisdictions.

Abi was also part of the cross-border, multidisciplinary team that advised Investec Bank Ltd and another European bank on the financing of fifteen helicopters, five specialist fixed wing aircraft, six Airbus H145 helicopters, for LEVL Leasing Limited last year. She also worked on advising Investec Aviation Finance on the launch of its new debt platform to target a US$500m portfolio of well-diversified loan assets.

Global Aviation Sector Co-Head Jim Bell commented: “I am delighted to see that Airfinance Journal has included Abi as one of its rising stars. She is an intelligent, diligent and skilled lawyer and a real asset to our team and to WFW as a whole. Congratulations Abi”.

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