Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Asset Finance Practice with the addition of Mark Moody as a partner in London.
"The traditional asset finance market, particularly aviation finance, is regaining momentum following the slow-down created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as air travel rebounds and investor confidence returns," said White & Case partner Christian Hansen, head of the Firm's Asset Finance Practice. "Private equity firms with established aviation investment portfolios, as well as new entrants to the market, are seizing on opportunities to invest across the sector to support the liquidity needs of airlines, leasing companies, and original equipment manufacturers, in addition to an uptick in consolidation and an increase in export credit agency financing, which is expected over the next few years."
Mark advises financial institutions, export credit agencies, operating lessors, airlines and equity investors in the aviation industry on cross-border aircraft financings involving operating lease financings, finance leases, tax-based leasing structures, capital markets structures, debt restructurings, Islamic financings, sale and leaseback structures and export credit supported financings. He also advises on the sale and purchase of aircraft portfolios, airline restructurings and bankruptcies and aircraft redelivery disputes. Mark joins White & Case from Winston & Strawn, where he was a partner and chair of the transportation finance practice.
"Mark is an experienced and respected asset finance partner who will consolidate our established reputation and presence in the market," said White & Case partner Michael Watson, Regional Section Head, EMEA Energy, Infrastructure, Projects & Asset Finance. "Mark's track record advising across the full spectrum of aircraft financings, his cross-border experience and his knowledge of aviation restructurings and disputes make him a great asset to the Firm and our clients."
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