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Member Spotlight:Watson Farley & Williams

04 September 2016

Member Spotlight:Watson Farley & Williams

Member Name: Watson Farley & Williams

MEBAA Member Since: 14-Jun-16

MEBAA Membership Category: Affiliate

Business Category: Legal Services


Watson Farley & Williams’ (WFW) dedicated aviation lawyers are at the forefront of the industry. They have developed thorough specialised knowledge through their constant sector involvement which allows them to develop innovative and commercially focused services for their clients. WFW combine finance, corporate, dispute resolution, tax, regulatory and employment law expertise across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the USA.

WFW have been advising on matters in the Middle East for more than 25 years, and due to increasing demand from a growing regional client base, they opened an office in the DIFC in Dubai in 2014.

As a leading international firm recognised for its asset-focused expertise, WFW lawyers regularly work in cross-practice, cross-border teams to provide consistent and integrated full service support and an efficient and cohesive service.

Working across all segments of the aviation industry, WFW’s clients include financiers, export credit agencies, arrangers, investors, manufacturers, airlines, owners and leasing companies.

The skilled and dedicated lawyers in their aviation team provide a variety of legal and tax services to the industry, including:

·         Aircraft acquisitions and sales

·         Operating leases

·         Financing operating lease portfolios and single operator structures

·         Structured finance

·         Tax efficient structures

·         ECA-backed financings

·         Islamic financings

·         Credit enhancement techniques

·         Offshore finance leases

·         Tax leases

·         Capital markets

·         Restructurings

·         Enforcements

·         Aircraft repossessions

·         Dispute resolution

·         Commercial contracts


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