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Leigh Borrello



1 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)2 9320 4600
Office Fax: +61 (0)2 9320 4666

Direct Dial (Sydney): +61 (0)2 9320 4604 Download VCard

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Leigh is an asset finance and leasing partner working from our Sydney office and also spends time in our Singapore office. He has nearly 20 years experience, including over 15 years being based in Asia. He has particular skills in aircraft and equipment finance, cross-border leasing and structured finance transactions. He acts for airlines (including regional flag carriers), shipping companies, leasing companies, financial institutions, export-credit agencies and investors on a range of matters. His expertise includes structured asset financing (including advising on tax based structures, pre-delivery financings and securitisations), the sale, purchase and leasing of aircraft, vessels, rolling stock and other high value assets, the merger and acquisition of airlines and leasing companies, and the granting and enforcement of security. He also has experience in project and acquisition finance, restructurings and general banking.

Leigh is highly recommended by Chambers and other legal and aerospace publications as one of the leading practitioners in aviation finance. Clients say that he "is very commercial in his outlook and understands the important points of a deal." (Chambers Asia Pacific 2014).

Leigh is qualified in England and Wales and Western Australia (Australia).


The Sydney office is one of three HFW offices in Australia advising local and international clients.

With a focus on construction, infrastructure and property projects arising from offshore investment, and international commercial arbitration from commodities and shipping related commercial disputes, the office adds significant capability to our offering throughout Australia and South-East Asia.

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