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WFW Aviation Partner Oliver Tebbit relocates to London from Dubai2 November 2020

Watson Farley & Williams is delighted to announce the relocation of Aviation Finance Partner Oliver Tebbit, from Dubai to London.

Oliver has almost 20 years’ experience in asset finance transactions, joining WFW in 2016 to launch the firm’s Middle East aviation practice. In the years since, Oliver has developed a strong client base in the Middle East region and beyond, particularly in the corporate jets space, and has grown the team from two to six lawyers, including recently promoted Partner, Dhruv Paul. This move marks the expansion of our global corporate jet offering, with Oliver continuing to work alongside Dhruv to serve clients in the Middle East and Asia, and now on-the-ground to focus on our European corporate jet practice.

Oliver advises financiers, airlines, government entities, owners and operators on a range of cross border transaction structures covering all types of aircraft. He is notably active in the corporate jet market and is currently one of only six lawyers ranked by Chambers HNW in Band 1 for Private Aircraft: “he is extensively connected and a pleasure to work with”, “he always seems to find a different angle to challenge thoughts”.

Global Aviation Sector Co-Head, Jim Bell commented: “Since joining WFW, Oliver has been an important and valued member of the global Aviation team, leading both the Middle East aviation practice and the firm’s corporate jet practice. We are thrilled he is joining us in London, where he will continue developing our European offering in the corporate jets market and wider aviation finance space”.

Oliver added: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Dubai, particularly working at WFW and helping the team grow in both reputation and stature. Going forward, I am excited to be moving to London to promote our corporate jets expertise to a wider geographic coverage”.

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