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Asset finance

An enviable record of asset finance delivery.

Whatever your requirements in the asset finance world, you can trust your Freshfields team to get the job done. We advise all the major players in the aviation, rail and shipping sectors and we’ve built up an enviable record of delivery.

Against a volatile industry backdrop, we support our aviation clients with finance leases, operating leases, multi-aircraft facilities, Islamic finance, tax-driven and off-balance-sheet structures, export credit-supported financing, and novel capital markets transactions.

Our worldwide rail practice advises a range of industry participants including public sector parties, lessors, infrastructure operators, passenger and freight operators, financiers and manufacturers.

We regularly handle landmark transactions. We continue to be prominent in rolling stock procurement and financing, passenger franchising/concessioning, metro and light rail, commercial, regulatory, property, infrastructure, PPP/PFI, and track access.

We also advise our clients on other big-ticket asset transactions including ship restructurings, tax-based leasing, oil storage, liquefied natural gas terminals and oil rigs.

Financing and capital markets

  • Asset finance
  • Corporate treasury
  • Debt capital markets
  • Equity capital markets
  • High yield
  • Hybrid capital
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Leveraged finance
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Regulatory capital
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitization
  • Social impact bonds
  • Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)
  • Structured products and derivatives