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Maples Advises Amedeo in connection with US$8.3bn Aircraft Order

06 May 2014

Maples and Calder is advising Amedeo (formerly known as Doric Lease Corp.) in connection with its order for Airbus A380 wide body aircraft. 

The order, which is worth US$8.3 billion at list prices, is one of the most significant recent investments in Airbus A380 aircraft in the market.  The ground-breaking deal was announced during a press conference at the Singapore Airshow. Maples and Calder has been providing Cayman Islands and Irish law advice and assistance to Amedeo in relation to its corporate structuring and implementation of the order through its offices in both the Cayman Islands and Ireland.  

MaplesFS is providing complementary fiduciary and administration services to the company through its offices in the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Luxembourg.  Alasdair Robertson, Global Head of Maples and Calder's Finance group, said, "The transaction has utilised Maples and Calder's and MaplesFS's global network of offices in key time zones and jurisdictions around the world, illustrating our ability to provide seamless support and commercially focussed advice on an accelerated timeframe." The Maples and Calder team in the Cayman Islands office is being led by Alasdair Robertson and Jonathon Meloy, assisted by Barnabas Finnigan.  Patrick Quinlan and Laurence Hanley are leading the team in Maples and Calder's Irish office, along with Nollaig Murphy.

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