The Maples Group's specialist Asset Finance team, established over 40 years ago, is highly experienced in advising on the utilisation of British Virgin islands, Cayman Islands, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg vehicles and to employ bespoke structures such as Cayman Islands incorporated, Irish tax resident vehicles to maximise efficiency for our clients.
We act on export credit agency-supported financings for all of the major aircraft manufacturers as well as commercial bank and lessor supported debt deals. Our Aviation Finance team works closely with colleagues across our global network drawing on aviation expertise in our Tax, Corporate and Funds & Investment Management teams, amongst others, to provide a holistic legal service offering to our aviation clients. This collaboration guarantees your transactions are structured for optimal performance, managed out of the most appropriate time zone and structured to benefit from the most tax-efficient products in the market.
Offering legal advice to a multitude of aircraft lessors, financiers, funds, investors, owners and operators, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer bespoke products and services in the aviation space.
Our Asset Finance team has extensive experience of commercial aviation transactions, including:
- Establishment of aircraft leasing platforms
- Aircraft on and off balance sheet commercial and export credit backed financings
- Aircraft portfolio sales and purchases
- Aircraft securitisations
- Operating and finance leases
- Initial public offerings
- Aviation industry mergers, acquisition and investments
- Aviation investment funds
- Joint venture establishments and managements
- Restructuring and insolvency assistance and advice
- Asset security
- Cape Town filings
- Local registration of aircraft
Our team is able to assist with matters relating to the Cape Town Convention, including filings with the International Registry. We also regularly advise on the registration of aircraft in the Cayman Islands and Ireland and local registration of security interests.