Mara Abols | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Mara Abols

Associate, New York

T +212 819 8707

E mara.abols@whitecase.com

Overview

Mara Abols is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group of the New York office of White & Case LLP. She advises airlines, leasing companies, banks, and manufacturers on a variety of aircraft finance issues, including leveraged leases, pre-delivery payment facilities, term loans and revolving credit facilities, export credit agency financing, asset backed securitizations, finance, operating and leveraged leases, capital markets offerings and restructurings.

Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Mara worked as an aircraft finance attorney in the New York office of a major US law firm. She completed her articles in Toronto at a major Canadian firm and trained in Copenhagen at one of Denmark's leading law firms.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Education

  • LLB, McGill University, Faculty of Law
  • BCL, McGill University, Faculté de Droit
  • European Studies, MES, College of Europe
  • Biology & Psychology, BScH, Queen's University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Representation of a new US aircraft leasing company in connection with a term loan and facility agreement, 2015.

Representation of a Canadian aircraft manufacturer in connection with the financing and delivery of various aircraft types to multiple US airlines, 2010-2014.

Representation of a French bank in connection with refinancing the existing debt of an Irish entity with a portfolio of 35 aircraft engines through the issuance of $170 million of notes, 2013.

Representation of a Japanese bank in connection with restructuring aircraft lease obligations of a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer to a US airline, 2013.

Representation of a European airline in connection with the first yen-denominated capital markets issuance supported by U.S. government credit, 2013.

Representation of an African airline in connection with the U.S. Export-Import Bank guaranteed financing of 10 Boeing 787 arranged by a major American banking and financial services company – African Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a US engine leasing company in connection with the sale of $390 million of senior secured notes by a portfolio of 80 engines in order to refinance the ABS notes of a predecessor entity – Engine Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a US cargo airline in connection with the U.S. Export-Import Bank supported financing of six Boeing 747-8F aircraft arranged by a consortium of lenders – North American Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2012.

Representation of a major European bank in connection with the transfer of $38.7 billion of toxic assets in connection with the financial crisis, 2008.

Awards & Recognition

Rising Star, Airfinance Journal, 2013

Pro Bono Award, National Law Journal for protecting voter's rights on Native reservations in South Dakota, 2008