Chris is a senior associate within the structured and asset finance (SAF) team of Allen & Overy LLP in London, and has extensive experience in large-scale and cross-border structured and asset finance and leasing transactions, with a particular emphasis on the aviation sector.
He has advised major international financial institutions, borrowers, operating lessors and flag carrier airlines in a wide array of commercial aviation and corporate jet transactions.
Chris' experience includes commercial debt financings, capital markets transactions (including enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs) and asset backed securities), Japanese operating leases, pre-delivery payment financing, export credit agency related transactions, operating leasing, individual aircraft and portfolio sales, engine financing and corporate jet financing. In addition, he has extensive experience negotiating aircraft and engine manufacturer purchase agreements.
Chris' aviation experience includes advising on some of the most innovative transactions in the aviation sector. He recently worked on CityJet's acquisition of Cimber and the related acquisition, financing and wet leasing of numerous aircraft (including 12 new Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft supported by EDC financing), Aldus Aviation's inaugural ABS issuance and the market-leading EETCs for British Airways and Turkish Airlines. His practice is at the cutting edge of the market.