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More about Barbara
Barbara is qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales and an Avvocato (Rome), she was ranked as "Rising Star" in the Legal 500 UK 2019-20, as "Next Generation Lawyer"' in the Legal 500 UK (2019) and was recognised as "hardworking and commercial" with "a strong pedigree for aviation finance“ by Legal 500 (2016).
She specialises in asset and structured finance and has a considerable experience in aircraft finance and leasing transactions. She has represented airlines, financial institutions and lessors in a broad spectrum of transactions ranging from export credit financings (amongst which the first ever SACE guaranteed financing transaction relating to Boeing aircraft, which was awarded “European Debt Deal of the Year” and "Overall Supported Finance Deal of the Year 2017", and the UKEF supported financing transaction relating to a Boeing 787 aircraft delivered to El Al Israel Airlines, which was awarded "EMEA Supported Finance Deal of the Year 2018"), Japanese operating leases, Jolco (amongst which the ECA Jolco with BNP Paribas was awarded “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2013” and the Jolco financing for one Boeing 787-9 aircraft delivered to El Al Israel Airlines, which was awarded "Editor's Deal of the Year 2018"), Italian tax leases (the first ever European ECA backed Italian lease was awarded “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2014”), French tax leases with commercial debt, Islamic deals to operating leases (IAFC/Saudia operating lease of 30 A320 aircraft and 20 A330 aircraft was awarded “Operating Lease Deal of the Year 2016”), warehouse facilities (she recently assisted a UK bank in connection with the acquisition of certain Waypoint assets in Chapter 11 case), bridge financings, sale and lease back, aircraft and engine purchase contracts and ACMI.
Barbara also advises on corporate jet transactions, including corporate jet financing, sale and purchase of new and second hand aircraft, maintenance and lease contracts.
Barbara has also experience in a wide range of cross-border and domestic securitisation transactions, including trade receivables, whole business, repo transactions, and financing transactions.
She is also the author of several articles in the banking and finance sector.