Representative Experience

Represented Ethiopian flag carrier Ethiopian Airlines in connection with four separate AFIC-supported financing facilities, including their first-ever AFIC financing, for five Boeing 737-8 aircraft, which involved both a senior and a junior loan as well as three subsequent AFIC-supported financing facilities related to three Boeing 777 freighter aircraft.

Represented Turkish Airlines on its first ever AFIC supported transaction—a French tax lease financing of two Boeing 777-200 freighter aircraft. The transaction represented the first AFIC-supported transaction involving a tax lease and the first AFIC-supported transaction involving freighter aircraft.

Represented Smartwings (formerly known as Travel Service) on its first AFIC-supported financing facility, which facilitated the airline’s acquisition of one Boeing 737-8 aircraft.

Practice Area Highlights

Awarded 2018 AFIC Deal of the Year (Africa) by Global Transport Finance.

Recognized in 2018 by Airline Economics for role in Overall Debt Deal of the Year.

Awarded 2017 Tax Lease Deal of the Year for AFIC/French Lease financing by Airfinance Journal.