Sarah Humpleby

Sarah Humpleby


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Sarah Humpleby is a partner in the Finance and Corporate Group at Walkers in the Cayman Islands. She specialises in all aspects of asset finance with a particular focus on aviation.

Sarah has extensive experience in aircraft and ship financing transactions for a full range of clients across the industry, including major operating lessors, aircraft/ship owners, financiers, airlines and operators. She works closely with leading on-shore law firms advising on a variety of transactions including securitisations and ABS transactions, establishment of joint venture vehicles, PDP and delivery financing and leasing for both private and commercial aircraft, commercial vessel and yacht acquisitions and financings, export credit supported financing, sale and leaseback transactions, loyalty programme financings, EETCs and distressed matters including repossessions, restructurings and transitional aircraft registrations.

Prior to joining Walkers, Sarah was Counsel in the Asset Finance Group of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's London office having joined with five other lawyers from DLA Piper in 2014.

Sarah trained at a City law firm in London and qualified as a general finance lawyer working on a range of transactions including asset finance, M&A financing and restructuring and project finance. She has also worked in the Middle East and spent time in the structured finance legal team during a secondment to a major international bank in London.

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Cayman Islands

LLB (Hons) in Law, Durham University, UK

2023 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star Partner

2023 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets - "Sarah Humpleby is very responsive, calm and commercial in her approach. Provides solutions that we did not think of to make a corporate approval process more efficient."

2022 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2021 Legal 500 - Rising Star - Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

2019 Euromoney Expert Guides - Aviation - Rising Star 

2016 Euromoney Expert Guides - Aviation - Rising Star

2013 AirFinance Journal - Legal Rising Star