Zahra Knapper

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Zahra is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in the London office. Zahra is a finance lawyer with a focus on international aircraft finance and leasing transactions.

Bars and Courts
Bar of England and Wales
Education
MSc
Economic History
London School of Economics
LPC
BPP Holborn
LLB
London School of Economics
Languages
English
Arabic

Experience

Representation of ECAs in connection with an ECA-supported capital markets refinancing of ten aircraft in multiple jurisdictions.

Representation of lenders (including both banks and ECAs) in connection with various loan prepayments, refinancings, aircraft subleasings and novations in multiple jurisdictions including Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and India.

Representation of United Arab Shipping Company in connection their financing arrangements relating to the merger with Hapag-Lloyd. "Transaction of the Year (over £3 billion)" and "Industries Deal of the Year (over £1 billion)" M&A Advisor, 2017.

Representation of 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 ECAs in connection with ECA-supported financings of ATR aircraft for an Asian airline leased to various airlines based in Malaysia and Indonesia.