We lead the market in representing private equity funds, multi-strategy alternative investors, sovereign wealth and pension funds, and their respective portfolio companies in the transportation sector. Our deep bench of transportation focused lawyers advise clients on market terms, transaction structures and investment strategies (including secondaries and co-investments) catered to each client’s individual strategy and risk profile. Our diversity of geographies and industry expertise provides us with a global perspective on developing private equity trends and issues in the sector, which allows us to better serve our clients.
Our interdisciplinary approach to transportation transactions provides integrated and global legal support across the full range of investments within shipping, aviation, and other types of transportation assets. In particular, we advise on the financing, leasing, trading, and repackaging of aviation and maritime assets, and we have been very active (and won multiple awards) in the secondary debt trading and special situations sectors, acting for buyers, sellers, and financiers of large secured and unsecured loan and lease receivable portfolios (including often in the subsequent restructuring and repackaging of those portfolios). We also have extensive transportation industry-specific experience in fund formation and investment, capital deployment, joint ventures, consortium arrangements, M&A, public to privates, debt and equity financing, loan-on-loan financings, securitizations, restructurings, buyouts, and exits.
Our global transportation group comprises over 120 industry lawyers spread across the firm’s offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and we routinely support clients across their business life cycle. Being based in strategic locations globally means that we can capably execute even the most novel multi-jurisdictional arrangements – making us one of the few firms able to provide a full-service offering to investors in the transportation industry across the capital structure, and giving us a clear understanding and perspective of the myriad issues that successful transactions in this sector must creatively and effectively address.