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We have the largest asset finance practice in the world, with a reputation for handling the most demanding, complex and high profile transactions.
Not only do we have a 200-strong team of asset finance legal specialists, but we also have first class expertise in all sectors of the asset finance and leasing industry, especially in our core market sectors of aviation, maritime and rail.
We advise on the full range of aviation, maritime and rail financings. Our advice covers all types of finance and leasing from debt finance, export finance, operators leasing, finance leasing, PDP finance, portfolio transfers, tax leasing products, capital markets products, Islamic finance to receivables finance. We also advise on restructurings and have extensive experience of aircraft repossessions and ship mortgage enforcements worldwide.
Our award-winning aviation finance team offers industry-leading expertise for financiers, lessors and operators of commercial aircraft, helicopters and corporate/private jets. Across ship finance, we advise in every asset class from wet and dry bulk, containers and container boxes, to drilling rigs and offshore support vessels, cruise, yachts and ferries (plus related sectors such as LNG, ports and logistics).
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Hogan Lovells and WFW advise on two green financings for Hapag-Lloyd with a total finance volume of US$1bn+
Hogan Lovells and WFW advised on two separate Korea Trade Insurance Corporation backed green financings for Hapag-Lloyd AG with a combined value of US$1bn+.
Highlighting once again the firm’s standing as the ‘go to’ law firm for the shipping industry worldwide.