Gemma Patterson

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Gemma Patterson is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in the London office, focusing on international aviation and shipping finance transactions.

Gemma's experience includes export credit agency-supported financings, commercial debt financings, operating, finance and tax-based lease structures, restructurings, re-financings and aircraft sales and purchases.

Prior to joining White & Case, Gemma worked at the London, Paris and Tokyo offices of another international law firm and completed a secondment to the Marine and Aerospace Finance Department of Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma In Law
BPP Law School
Modern History
Oxford University
Languages
English

Experience

Representative experience includes:

Representation of a helicopter lessor in connection with the asset sale and restructuring of its (100+) helicopter portfolio across multiple jurisdictions in connection with its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Representation of the Polish Aviation Group (PGL), owner of LOT Polish Airlines S.A. (LOT), on the acquisition of Germany's Condor Flugdienst GmbH (Condor).

Representation of lenders (including both banks and ECAs) and operating lessors in connection with various loan prepayments, refinancings, aircraft subleasings and novations in multiple jurisdictions.

Representation of a consortium composed of Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners and GIC on the US$8.4 billion acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W). G&W owns or leases 120 freight railroads organized in eight locally managed operating regions.

Representation of European ECAs and various banks in connection with the export credit-supported financings for Airbus aircraft.

Representation of operating lessors in connection with the sale, purchase, leasing and novation of numerous aircraft in multiple jurisdictions.

Representation of financiers on numerous ship financings, refinancings and restructurings in multiple jurisdictions.

Representation of financiers on a landmark US$3 billion first in class hybrid corporate financing to Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG), a joint venture owned by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Total and Eni to develop the NLNG Train 7 Project.