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Aviation Finance

Overview

The aviation finance team advises on most major domestic and cross-border aircraft finance transactions in South Africa. The team is experienced in all types of aircraft finance transactions, including export credit supported financing, engine financing, pre-delivery financing, off-balance sheet structures, high-value tax-based and non-tax based leasing structures (domestic and in-bound), aircraft portfolio transfers and capital markets. The team’s client base includes lessors, operators, arrangers, banks, manufacturers and export credit agencies. The team has particular expertise in:

  • all forms of aircraft leasing (cross-border and domestic);
  • aircraft and engine financings including pre-delivery financings;
  • tax treatment of aircraft transactions, including importing aircraft and VAT registration considerations;
  • security issues, including drafting and registration of aircraft mortgages and Cape Town filings;
  • insolvency issues arising from airline failure;
  • delivery and other forms of legal opinions; and
  • regulatory issues.
Key Contacts
Scott
Edmundson
Position:
Partner, Transport Sector Group Head
Telephone:
+27 11 530 5233
Department:
Aviation
Email:
scott.edmundson@webberwentzel.com
Scott Edmundson
Haydn
Davies
Position:
Partner
Telephone:
+27 11 530 5209
Department:
Corporate
Email:
haydn.davies@webberwentzel.com
Haydn Davies