Walkers ranked Top 10 law firm for aviation finance for second year running

Walkers has retained its Top 10 place in the annual Airfinance Journal Legal Survey of law firms in the aviation finance sector. The ranking is based on analysis of the number of aviation finance deals advised on, the complexity of transactions and the specific roles undertaken.

Additionally, Walkers is ranked in the top five for capital markets transactions and Gareth Lond, a senior associate in the firm's Dubai office, is named as a Rising Star, one of Airfinance Journal's seven most promising legal associates for 2023.

Sarah Humpleby, asset finance and aviation partner at Walkers, said: "We're proud to be the only offshore firm in the Top 10. Now, more than ever, investors, operators and lessors are looking for sound advice, innovative solutions and to cut through complexity. We're helping clients navigate the economic and geopolitical headwinds and prepare for new challenges ahead."

Commenting on Gareth Lond's inclusion as a Rising Star, Kristen Kwok, partner in Walkers’ Hong Kong office, added: “Gareth is a vital member of our GlobalAsset Finance team. He is recognised by his clients and peers alike as a key player in the aviation space and is regarded as the go-to offshore aviation lawyer in the Middle East and Asia."

Additional background information:

Walkers' Global Asset Finance team advised on a number of the major aviation deals that won titles at the recent Airfinance Journal Awards, including:

  • M&A Deal of the Year
  • Asia Pacific Deal of the Year
  • Latin America Deal of the Year
  • Portfolio Trade of the Year
  • Innovative Deal of the Year

These deals, supported by Walkers' legal and corporate services teams in the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland, reflect the range of transactions the firm advises on, from financing new aircraft to M&A to restructuring.

Sarah HumplebyPartnerT +1 345 814 6843sarah.humpleby@walkersglobal.com

Kristen KwokPartnerT +852 2596 3324kristen.kwok@walkersglobal.com
Gareth LondSenior AssociateT +852 2596 3441gareth.lond@walkersglobal.com

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