James Holder

Associate, London



James Holder is an Associate in the firm's Asset Finance team. James was previously at a global aviation leasing company in the United States and Dubai.

Prior to joining the firm, James completed his trainee seats at an international law firm.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
The College of Law, London
BA (Hons)
University of Manchester


Representation of operating lessors with respect to the sale, purchase, leasing and novation of numerous aircraft in various jurisdictions.*

Representation of lenders (including lending on both an Islamic and conventional basis) in connection with the financing of various aircraft portfolios.*

Representation of operating lessors in multiple airline bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including US chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.*

Representation of operating lessors and financiers in various lease restructurings.*

Representation of ECAs and banks in connection with aircraft export credit-supported financings.*

Representation of the lessor in the PDP purchase and leaseback financing of a portfolio of 5 Boeing 787 aircraft leased by a leading aircraft lessor to a Middle Eastern airline. This deal was awarded "Operating Lease Deal of the Year" by AirFinance Journal 2017.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.