Luke is a senior associate within the structured and asset finance (SAF) team of Allen & Overy LLP in London. He has experience advising on a variety of cross-border aviation transactions including debt financings, capital markets transactions (including enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs) and asset backed securities), tax leasing, export credit financings and restructurings. Luke has acted for a range of clients including major international financial institutions, borrowers, operating lessors, airlines and export credit agencies (in particular UK Export Finance, where he completed a secondment).
Luke has advised on a number of market-leading transactions including acting for BNP Paribas, as arranger and placement agent, and US Bank as note trustee on the world's first euro denominated export credit agency bond issuance, for the refinancing of five ATR aircraft on lease to Avianca Group. He also advised a syndicate of lenders on the $1.2bn ijara lease financing of A320 aircraft to Saudi Arabian Airlines.