Maria Bun is an associate in the Assets and Structured Finance Group.

Maria’s practice focuses on banking and asset finance in the aviation sector. She works with lenders, lessors, airlines, export credit agencies and manufacturers on multi-jurisdictional aircraft transactions.

Maria specialises in structured finance, export credit financing, sale and purchase of aircraft assets and portfolios, operating lease and finance lease structures, sale and leaseback, JOLCOs, novations, subleasing and wet-leasing, restructuring, repossession, redelivery and remarketing. Maria has also assisted on contentious matters referred to mediation and arbitration under SIAC and SCMA Rules.

Maria is qualified in New York and speaks English, French, Romanian and Spanish. Prior to joining WFW in 2020, Maria trained at an international law firm and worked as in-house counsel for an aviation leasing company.

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  • Advising a national airline under administration on debt restructuring and lease novations in respect of various narrowbody aircraft.
  • Advising on the New York law aspects of an aircraft portfolio acquisition and financing by a Korean consortium of investors.
  • Advising an aircraft lessor on the purchase, financing, sale-leaseback and finance leasing of two regional turboprop aircraft operating in Southeast Asia.
  • Assisting with the repossession, refinancing and remarketing of one narrowbody aircraft operating in Europe in the context of an airline insolvency.
  • Assisting tribunal on a charterparty dispute before the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.

Education

  1. 2014 – 2017 LL.B / B.C.L, McGill University
  2. 2011 – 2014 B.A. (History & International Relations), SciencesPo Paris

Memberships and Associations

  1. New York Bar
  2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators