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Walkers advises Aircraft Leasing & Management Limited on Aircraft Transaction

Walkers (London) has acted as counsel for Aircraft Leasing & Management Limited, a subsidiary company of the ACIA Aero Leasing group ("ACIA Aero"), in relation to the lease of two ATR 72-600 aircraft to Bestfly Aircraft Management Limitada ("Bestfly"), a diverse aviation group based in Angola.

ACIA Aero owns over 50 regional aircraft and provides aircraft leasing and lease management services worldwide to both passenger and freight lessees.

ACIA Aero focuses on regional aircraft leasing, in addition to offering sale and leaseback, and operating lease management services.

The ATR 72-600, a regional turboprop, joins the fleet of Bestfly, to complement a range of operations, including ground handling, aircraft management and charter, as well as helicopter off-shore services to the oil and gas industry.

Bestfly has recently been awarded a flight support contract by Exxon Mobil in Angola and anticipates further contract wins in the coming months.

Partner Neil McDonald, led the Walkers London team which acted as counsel to Aircraft Leasing & Management, and was assisted by associate Thomas Mawson.

Mr McDonald commented that Walkers had been "delighted to support Aircraft Leasing & Management on this transaction which shows, in particular, the ability of well-placed operators in the aviation market to continue to expand, despite current global circumstances."

The Walkers' team was instructed by K&L Gates LLP.

Walkers acts as Bermuda Counsel on Carnival's US$6.6 Billion Debt and Equity Offerings

Walkers is pleased to have acted as Bermuda counsel for the initial purchasers in connection with Carnival Corporation's Rule 144A offering of US$4 billion 11.5% first priority senior secured notes due 2023 and $2.0125 billion 5.75% convertible senior notes due 2023. Walkers also advised on Carnival Corporation's registered offering of US$575 million of common stock as part of the debt and equity issuance.

Carnival is the world's largest cruise ship operator with a number of vessels flagged in Bermuda.

Walkers was instructed by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP representing the initial purchasers out of New York, USA. The Walkers team in Bermuda was led by Bermuda partner Jonathan Betts, with assistance from senior associate Nathalie West and associate Korin Knights.

Walkers Webinar: The Bermuda Investment Funds Act Explained

Join us for a presentation on the recent amendments to the Investment Funds Act 2006 and what it means for Bermuda funds moving forward.

Friday 5 June 2020
1.00 pm - 1.45 pm (Atlantic Time)

Sarah Demerling, Partner
Melanie Fullerton
, Senior Associate


Once registered, you will receive an email with dial-in details on how to join the webinar via GoToWebinar. Should you experience any difficulties logging on within your network, please visit gotowebinar.com on your local desktop and enter Webinar ID #724-178-771 to join.

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Please feel free to forward this invite to any of your colleagues should you consider this webinar will be of interest to them.


Walkers is committed to offering a flexible choice of channels for our valued clients and contacts to access the latest offshore updates and know-how, even while working remotely.

Webinar: RIMS-Bermuda 2020 Webinar Series - Insurtech and Innovation

Join RIMS-Bermuda and Walkers (Re)Insurance Partner Peter Dunlop for the fifth session in a five-part webinar series aimed at providing risk professionals with the opportunity to share experiences, strategies and success stories, and to deepen their understanding of Bermuda as a key specialist global insurance market.


Insurtech and Innovation

Bermuda’s re/insurance market is embracing innovation and investing in emerging technologies to improve processes and customer delivery. This session will explore the outlook for the sector and how new technology and tools are poised to disrupt the industry.

Date: Wednesday 1 July 2020
Time: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm EDT

Registration for this webinar is free

Host and Moderator:
Jasmine DeSilva, Business Development Manager – Risk and Insurance Solutions, Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)

Peter Dunlop, Partner, Walkers Bermuda
Susan Pateras, Chief Operation Officer, Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda Ltd.
George Alayon, Assistant Director, Insurance, Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA)


All downloads and related contact information will be accessible to the sponsor of this webinar. For more information and to register, click here.