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Fergus Evans

Fergus Evans


Fergus Evans

Fergus Evans is a partner in Clifford Chance's aviation finance and leasing practice and has extensive experience in various types of financings, including asset and structured finance (including tax leasing), syndicated lending, export credit agency backed financing, debt trading and restructuring. He also heads both the Thailand focus group for the firm, having been Office Managing Partner of our Bangkok office for 12 years, and our Vietnam focus group.

Fergus is currently based in Singapore and has worked in several offices for Clifford Chance, including in London, Hanoi, Hong Kong and Bangkok.

  • Advising the lenders on the financing of a Boeing 787-9 aircraft for TATA SIA Airlines Limited
  • Advising the financiers of one A350 for Cathay Pacific
  • Acting for the lenders on the JOLCO of two aircraft for VietJet, a Vietnamese low cost carrier
  • Advising various lenders on the financing of over 40 A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft for Singapore Airlines
  • Advising various financiers and lessors on the business rehabilitation of Thai Airways
  • Advising various financiers and lessors on the restructuring of multiple leases to Lion Air
  • Advising various lender syndicates on the US Chapter 11 restructuring of Philippines Airlines
  • Advising various financiers and lessors on the restructuring of Malaysia Airlines

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Career and qualifications

  • Durham University (BA Economics) 1991
  • Joined Clifford Chance London 1993
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1995
  • Clifford Chance Bangkok 1997
  • Clifford Chance Hong Kong 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 2002
  • Partner since 2003
  • Clifford Chance Bangkok 2006
  • Clifford Chance Singapore 2017

Awards and citations

  • Fergus Evans has a broad aviation finance practice, advising key financing players on a range of transactions within the aviation sphere. A client describes him as "exceptional," and adds: "He is skilled and a very conducive personality to serve clients."
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2021: Aviation Finance - Singapore
  • ’Fergus Evans is very sharp and an absolute pleasure to work with, and has excellent credentials as lenders’ counsel. ’
    Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021: Asset Finance: Foreign Firms – Singapore