Our law firm is pioneering asset and aircraft finance in China
With a team of lawyers specialising in cross-border aviation transactions, King & Wood Mallesons occupies a leading position in the aircraft financing and leasing sector. We also have considerable airborne equipment leasing and financing experience in China. We are one of just a handful of law firms to have participated directly in the leasing of large aircraft by Chinese airlines.
Our experience offering legal advice for asset and aircraft finance can be traced back to the late 1980s, when China had just begun acquiring large aircraft through financial leasing. We have participated in a range of aviation-related financings and have been closely involved in every step of aircraft financing transactions.
Our aviation practice also extends to corporate jet transactions. As a pioneering legal advisor in this emerging market, we work closely with clients to help them purchase, import and finance corporate jets.
Many well-known international and Chinese banks and leasing companies benefit from our expertise in areas of law affecting asset and aircraft finance, which include:
- Operating leasing
- Financial leasing
- Sale and lease-backs
- Leveraged leasing
- Japanese leveraged leasing
- US ETI structure
- Aircraft procurement advance payment financing
- Other aircraft financing businesses.