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Emily Wicker

Emily Wicker


Emily Wicker

Emily Wicker focuses on secured lending and leasing transactions with an emphasis on aircraft leasing and financing. Emily is experienced in all aspects of aircraft finance, leasing and related restructuring transactions, including pre-delivery payment facilities, aircraft and spare parts credit facilities, EETCs and similar structured finance transactions.

Emily joined Clifford Chance from Debevoise where she advised American Airlines in its Chapter 11 reorganization and Delta Air Lines and American Airlines in numerous EETC offerings and other capital markets financings.

  • Advised LATAM Airlines Group S.A. on its inaugural issuance of $1,020,823,000 Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates
  • Advised DNA Alpha Limited in its $630 million offering of Series 2013-1 EETCs secured by 4 Airbus A380 aircraft leased to Emirates
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Career and qualifications

  • Dartmouth College (BA) 1996
  • University of Virginia School of Law (JD) 1999
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2000
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2013

Awards and citations

  • Emily Wicker has been ranked in Chambers USA: Transportation: Aviation: Finance. She has a solid reputation for her breadth of expertise covering EETCs, asset-backed securitizations and leasing deals. Active for clients including airlines and lessors, she is commended by sources as a "very smart" lawyer.
    Chambers USA 2019 - Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Emily Wicker is ranked Band 2 in Chambers USA: Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide) where she is highlighted by the market for representing banks and lessors, as part of a broader client base.
    Chambers USA 2018: Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Emily is recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 USA in Transport: Aviation and Air Travel-Finance.
  • She is also listed in Super Lawyers and was named one of fifteen "Rising Stars" by AirFinance Journal in 2010.