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Simon Collins

White & Case LLP

Simon Collins, a Partner at global law firm White & Case, leads the firm’s asset finance practice in Asia-Pacific.  Simon advises lenders, operating lessors, manufacturers and airlines in a wide range of aircraft related transactions, including sale and leaseback, debt financing and structured (tax-based) leasing transactions such as JOL and JOLCO.  He has been leading a wide range of high-profile cross-border aviation transactions.  Recently Simon represented BNP Paribas in connection with the financing of Airbus A321 aircraft for VietJet – marking the first-ever JOLCO transaction completed for any Vietnamese company.  He also advised Avianca in connection with a loan guaranteed by UK Export Finance (UKEF) to finance one Boeing 787-8 aircraft, which was structured as a JOLCO.  In addition, Simon also has significant experience with restructuring and has been involved with advising clients in connection with airline insolvencies and aircraft /engine repossession.  Simon has been ranked for several years as a Band 1 Leading Lawyer for Asset Finance in Japan by Chambers Asia-Pacific.

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