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15 June 2023

Global (all regions)

The firm's global Asset Finance team has advised on eleven winning deals at the AirFinance Journal Awards 2022, making Clifford Chance the law firm with the most winning deals this year.

The firm has won for the following transactions:

  • Overall Deal of the Year: Nordic Aviation Capital $6.3bn Restructuring
  • Bank Loan of the Year: Avolon $660m Commercial Loan for 17 aircraft
  • Lease (Operating/Sale Leaseback) Deal of the Year: GOAL $120m Insurance Supported Loan/Sale & Leaseback for three Air Baltic A220s
  • Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year: Hong Kong Airlines $6.2bn Leases Restructuring
  • Latin America Deal of the Year: LATAM $500m Revolving Credit Facility/$1.1bn Commercial Loan/$1.15bn Bond Issuance
  • M&A Deal of the Year: SMBC Aviation Capital/Goshawk $6.7bn Merger
  • Portfolio Trade of the Year: Carlyle Aviation Partners/AMCK Holdings Aircraft Portfolio Acquisition
  • Innovative Deal of the Year: Castlelake Aviation $123.4m Gulf Air A321neo PDP Financing Facility
  • Editor Financing Deal of the Year: Avolon $170m JOLCO for three aircraft
  • Airline Restructuring Deal of the Year: Aeromexico $5.5bn Fleet Restructuring
  • New Platform of the Year: AviLease (PIF Aviation Fund)

Zarrar Sehgal, Head of the Global Asset Finance Group, commented: "This achievement is the result of our dedicated team of lawyers and the truly integrated global network that makes us the law firm of choice for complex asset finance transactions. We are proud of our team's unwavering dedication to our clients and the strength of our global Asset Finance practice."