Walkers' global Asset Finance Group was honoured for 6 deals at the recent Airfinance Journal Awards and Airline Economics Awards, with multiple deals honoured across both awards.

The market-leading group comprising Walkers' legal team and Walkers Professional Services had significant roles to play on deals honoured in the awards including:

Airfinance Journal Awards 2021

  • Overall Deal of the Year
  • New Fund/Alternative Financing Platform Deal of the Year
  • ABS Deal of the Year

Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards 2022

  • Debt Deal of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific M&A Deal of the Year
  • Asia-Pacific Freighter Deal of the Year
  • Americas Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Commenting on the recent award wins, Matt Hedigan, partner in Walkers' Irish office said, "We are proud to have our global team and our clients recognised in these important industry awards once again. 2021 was a busy year for the aviation industry as activity returned to pre-pandemic levels, and the awards are an endorsement of our market-leading legal and professional services advice across the globe."

Sarah Humpleby, partner in Walkers' Cayman Islands office commented, "Congratulations to all of our clients who were recognised in these awards. It is a privilege to work on such innovative deals for our clients across our global network."

Kristen Kwok, partner in Walkers' Hong Kong office also commented saying, "We are delighted to have been involved in these award winning deals. These transactions demonstrate the resilience of the industry as it recovers from the pandemic and we look forward to supporting our clients as they continue to grow."

Walkers' market leading asset finance team comprises more than 50 lawyers across ten offices. Together with our experienced fiduciary colleagues in Walkers Professional Services, Walkers can provide a comprehensive solution across all major aviation jurisdictions for the establishment and ongoing operation of asset finance platforms and SPVs.

Article Published: 25/05/2022