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14 February 2024

Global (all regions)

The firm's global Asset Finance team was named "Law Firm of the Year" at the Airline Economics Awards. In addition, the team advised on the following winning transactions:

  • Engine Finance Deal of the Year: SES Secured Portfolio Financing
  • Freighter Finance Deal of the Year: ASL Aviation Holdings, Enhanced Equipment Trust Loans (EETL)
  • Restructuring Deal of the Year: Azul Liability Management and Recapitalization
  • M&A Deal of the Year: AviLease acquisition and financing of Standard Chartered aviation leasing business
  • M&A Finance Deal of the Year: Apollo PK Airfinance acquisition and financing of Standard Chartered's aviation loan portfolio
  • Overall Deal of the Year: Air India GIFT City A350 finance lease transactions 

Zarrar Sehgal, Head of the Global Asset Finance Group, commented: "This achievement illustrates how Clifford Chance stands out in the market, bringing an ability to cover the full spectrum of deal types with our sector knowledge and cross-practice capabilities. We are proud of our team of dedicated lawyers, our client-first approach and the integrated global network that makes us the law firm of choice for complex asset finance transactions."