The firm has also been busy expanding into North America this year, announcing in May that it was opening three new offices in the southwestern U.S. following the arrival of a team of insurance lawyers from Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. A few weeks later, we learned of the opening of an office in Vancouver, the third in Canada after Toronto and Montreal, thanks to a merger with the local insurance and professional litigation firm SHK Law Corporation. Commenting on the hiring, Mark Bisset, Partner at Clyde & Co, said: „REN Legal is well known in the aviation market and Norman in particular is a lawyer I have known and admired for almost two decades. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and commercial aviation recovers, we expect capital raising and financial activity to increase in turn. The arrival of this team will allow us to support customers in their next steps. REN Legal`s 12-person team joined Clyde at the firm`s London headquarters and is led by Norman Fraser, whose practice focuses on aviation finance, leasing and commercial matters. It`s ideal for analysts, managers, and industry executives who need a snapshot of the latest news, analysis, and data from our global team, with the ability to export or email PDF reports with a single click. Guy Espitalier-Noel, formerly of Freshfields and Stephenson Harwood, commented: „I am delighted to join REN Legal`s partner team.
Although this is a challenging time in the aviation and legal markets, REN Legal is ideally structured to provide quality service at an efficient cost, offering excellence beyond large urban enterprises. It is a privilege to work with colleagues with such experience, legal expertise and industry knowledge, and I look forward to playing my part in working with clients and the firm in the next phase of the aviation market. » Editor`s note: REN Legal is TEN! REN Legal is a business law firm based in London and is celebrating its tenth anniversary. REN Legal has a large aviation team that advises a number of banks, investment funds, lessors, airlines and other aviation market players around the world on urban quality. REN Legal is able to provide advice on asset financing and leasing as well as corporate transactions, mutual funds and joint ventures, dispute resolution and asset recovery. Partner Norman Fraser explained the company`s strategy: „We are thrilled to welcome Guy to our partner team as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. We have worked hard over the past year to expand our service offering and create opportunities for growth and development with our team. „In a challenging market, our unique combination of high corporate quality, personalized service and profitability has allowed us to attract a number of important new customers. Our transactional practice continues to attract work and clients that are the envy of large urban companies, and we now have a leading aviation finance litigation team.
We believe this puts us in an ideal position to help our customers through difficult times. He is assisted by partner Richard Mumford, who specializes in handling international aviation disputes, including financial and leasing disputes, aircraft takeovers, complex debt collection and fraud, as well as a team of ten other legal experts and support staff. The team specialises in advising clients in the areas of asset finance and leasing as well as corporate transactions, investment funds, joint ventures, dispute resolution and asset recovery. Norman Fraser comments: „Joining a world-class aviation practice allows us to extend our support to our clients by supporting the firm`s significant resources and global network. I look forward to joining the Clyde & Co team and leveraging the obvious synergies between our respective competencies. REN Legal is a business law firm based in London, UK. The firm provides legal advice and professional services in a variety of business areas, including asset finance and leasing, banking and financial services, commercial real estate, and corporate and commercial enterprises. REN Legal`s asset finance and leasing practice has facilitated aircraft transactions and arranged financing options for major commercial airlines. Global law firm Clyde & Co today announced the hiring of REN Legal`s aviation team to strengthen its offering in the aviation market.
The addition of this team of 12 will allow Clyde & Co to deepen Clyde & Co`s expertise in transactional and commercial litigation across its global aviation practice. The team`s arrival follows the hiring of partner Stuart Miller in Hong Kong earlier this year. Stuart is an aviation finance specialist with nearly 20 years of international experience in cross-border aircraft financing, leasing and trade. Clyde & Co`s aviation team covers the full spectrum of aviation-related matters, including major losses, emergency response and liability, as well as non-contentious work, including regulatory, finance and employment. Beyond traditional aviation, Clyde & Co is at the forefront of practice in the space and satellite insurance market and has established itself as the leading authority on drone regulation. Financing of leases, leasebacks, purchase and sale of aircraft and engines, and financing of the PDP. Guy also has expertise in rail asset financing and leasing, as well as general equipment leasing and financing. Prior to joining REN Legal, Guy was trained and qualified in the finance team of Slaughter and May (2001-2004); was a partner and senior partner in the Structured and Asset Finance team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2004 – 2010), during which time Guy completed two overseas assignments with aircraft leasing companies, in one case as General Counsel and sole in-house counsel; and was a senior partner in Stephenson Harwood`s finance team (2012 – 2018). 2 Guy was recognized as a rising star by industry-leading Airfinance Journal in its 2016 Guide to Aviation Lawyers and served as the operator`s senior advisor on Airfinance Journal`s 2017 Operating Lease Agreement of the Year. REN`s legal team is led by partner Norman Fraser, who has extensive experience in a range of aviation financing, leasing and commercial matters, including debt financing and the acquisition, financing and leasing of aircraft and engine portfolios. In addition, he advises clients on fund investments and corporate real estate transactions. Fraser said joining Clyde`s aviation practice „allows us to expand our support to clients through the significant resources and global network offered by the firm.“ Legal 500 describes the boutique as valued by clients such as banks, lessors, insurance companies and private equity funds for its „strong knowledge of the aircraft and engine leasing industry.“ Matthew Kelsall, CEO of Clyde & Co, described the move as part of the company`s strategy to strengthen its position in one of its key markets, which also include education, energy and natural resources, insurance and reinsurance, marine and trade, and natural resources.
London, United Kingdom (17. September 2020) – REN Legal is pleased to announce that it has promoted GuyEspitalier-Noel to Partner and Cecily Scutt to Senior Partner as part of its ongoing process of expanding and refreshing its specialized aviation services. Our full profiles are only available to ACAP members. CAMA membership provides exclusive access to the information you need to monitor the competitive landscape and lead your business to success. CAMA membership also gives you access to a customized selection of more than 1,000 global newsletters per week, as well as a comprehensive data center, analytical reports, and research publications. You can also choose from our range of premium add-ons, including route maps, fleet data, and more. B@D.