Asset Finance and Leasing

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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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    WFW advises CEXIM on US$192m term loan facility

    Watson Farley & Williams has advised The Export-Import Bank of China on a SINOSURE-backed term loan facility of up to US$192m granted to subsidiaries of Polska Żegluga Morska Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe for the financing of eight lake cargo vessels.

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