Richard Hakes is an asset finance partner, specialising in aviation. He advises major international lenders and owners/operators in relation to a broad range of aviation work. Richard has acted for major international banks, funds, arrangers, export credit agencies, lessors, airlines, private equity investors, private individuals and builders and manufacturers across the full spectrum of aviation deals. He has extensive experience in a wide range of structured and large-scale cross-border transactions, including in export credit agency related matters, commercial debt finance, Islamic finance, Japanese operating leases, tax lease structures, pre-delivery payment finance, operating leases, individual asset and portfolio sales and purchases, securitisations, capital markets products, joint ventures and restructurings. Listed as a “rising star” by a number of publications, in 2017 Richard was also recognised by the publication “Airline Economics” in their “40 under 40” list of the most outstanding individuals in the commercial aviation industry under 40 years of age.

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