Global Aviation Equipment Leasing Fund’s Establishment


Clifford Chance has advised on the establishment of the Global Aviation Equipment Leasing Fund.

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s leading aircraft lessors, will act as servicer in respect of GAEL and its investments.

GAEL is a closed-end fund that has raised equity capital from 17 Japanese institutional investors, offering the investors a bespoke opportunity to enter into the aircraft leasing market.

The London-based, cross-practice Clifford Chance team was led by Funds partner Gerard Saviola (Picture) and Asset Finance partner Paul Carrington, with support from Stephanie Dunne, Louis de Crayencour and Camilla Blower (London, Funds) and from Ryan Wild and Andrew McAdam (London, Asset Finance).

Involved fees earner: Camilla Blower – Clifford Chance; Paul Carrington – Clifford Chance; Louis de Crayencour – Clifford Chance; Stephanie Dunne – Clifford Chance; Andrew McAdam – Clifford Chance; Gerard Saviola – Clifford Chance; Ryan Wild – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: SMBC Aviation Capital ;