Asset and Aircraft Finance

Asset & Aircraft Finance - Australia

The way forward in asset and aircraft finance

The world's leading financial institutions, lessees, operators, arrangers and end-users come to our full-service team for innovative and tax-efficient financing structures for aircraft, vessels/ships, rolling stock, mining equipment and infrastructure assets.

With on-the-ground Asset Finance teams in Australia, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Europe, we are able to document transactions under Australian law as well as English law, providing our clients with seamless capabilities across the world.

Advising on the full range of transactions

We advise on the full range of asset finance deals. In Australia, big ticket financing continues to be dominated by aviation and mining, with Qantas and the Virgin Group taking new deliveries and refinancing their fleet to have access to liquidity and cheaper funds, and with clients like Leighton continuing to finance equipment in ways with innovative funding structures so as to remain competitive in a tight market and to obtain a market advantage.

Globally, the King & Wood Mallesons Asset Finance team have been at the forefront of the international market for many years, working on projects for clients under English law in Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Mongolia, The Philippines and the PRC.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

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27 June 2017

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09 May 2017

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21 June 2016

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16 May 2016