Shanghai-based CMBFL provides financial leasing solutions to large, medium and small businesses across China. It is a subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, the first share-holding commercial bank wholly owned by corporate legal entities in China.
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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This first briefing looks at ways in which a lease can in some respects be potentially more favourable to a creditor who is also a lessor as compared with the position of a secured lender.