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HFW Wins Big At Aviation 100 European Awards

31 May 2019

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued its run of aerospace industry awards with two wins at the Airline Economics Aviation 100 European Awards 2019.

HFW advised Israeli airline El Al on a pair of award-winning deals relating to Boeing 787-9 aircraft: a UKEF-guaranteed financing with Citi – the largest single export deal the UK has had with Israel; and its first JOLCO, with BNP Paribas and SBI Leasing Services.

The transactions won EMEA Supported Finance Deal of the Year and EMEA Editor’s Deal of the Year, respectively.

Airline Economics says the awards recognise the industry’s “most outstanding deals”.

HFW’s team advising El Al comprised London-based Zohar Zik, Barbara Pansadoro and Natasha Voisin.

Giles Kavanagh, Global Head of Aerospace, HFW:

“We are very proud to have assisted El Al on these complex and innovative transactions. We have a track record of cutting-edge aviation finance work and pride ourselves on our ability to support airlines, lessors and other stakeholders in the industry with their financing, leasing and trading transactions.”

HFW was also recently named Aviation Law firm of the Year at both The Legal 500 Awards 2019 and the China Business Law Awards 2019.

The firm has almost 90 specialist aerospace lawyers across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The team have unrivalled experience of resolving the most complex claims and advising on aviation safety, economic regulation, finance and leasing, competition and antitrust.

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