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Maples Group Recognised on Nine Aviation Finance Deals of the Year

22 Jun 2023

The Maples Group has once again been recognised for its role on nine award-winning Deals of the Year at the Airfinance Journal Awards 2022. Notably, the Group advised on the Overall Deal of the Year for the US$6.3 billion restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC and its subsidiaries. 

The Group is proud to have supported clients on the winning deals in the following categories:

Bank Loan Deal of the Year: Avolon US$660 million Commercial Loan for 17 aircraft
M&A Deal of the Year: SMBC Aviation Capital / Goshawk US$6.7 billion Merger
Portfolio Trade of the Year: Carlyle Aviation Partners / AMCK Holdings Aircraft Portfolio Acquisition
Revolving Credit Facility Deal of the Year: Acia Aero Leasing US$59 million Revolving Credit Facility for 14 aircraft
Structured Lease Deal of the Year: Sky Leasing US$312 million Commercial Loan for 12 737 Max8s1
Used Aircraft Deal of the Year: BBAM Commercial Loan for 15 aircraft
Overall Deal of the Year: Nordic Aviation Capital US$6.3 billion Restructuring
Editor Financing Deal of the Year: Avolon US$170 million JOLCO for three aircraft
Editor Regional Market Deal of the Year: Chorus Aviation / Falko Merger

Jonathon Meloy, Partner and Co-head of the Cayman Islands Asset Finance practice said: "We are honoured to have been recognised once again for assisting our clients on these high profile and innovative international aviation transactions.  These awards are testament to our comprehensive abilities to provide world-class legal advice and fiduciary services across the Group's global jurisdictions and specialist practice areas to our valued clients in the aviation industry and beyond.

Lawyers involved in the award-winning deals included Finance Partners Jonathon Meloy, Sherice Arman, Manuela Belmontes, Anthony Philp, Mary O'Neill and Shari Howell, Corporate Partner Finn O'Hegarty, Dispute Resolution Partner Christian La-Roda Thomas and Funds Partners Jo Cunningham and Tim Coak, as well as a number of others across specialist practice areas. 

Professionals from the Group's fiduciary services team provided a suite of fiduciary, administration, managing agent and AML/regulatory services on some of the award-winning deals and include Global Head of Fiduciary Services Stephen O'Donnell and Senior Vice Presidents Phillip Hinds, Julian Dunphy and Jarlath Canning. 

The Maples Group's global Asset Finance team is comprised of lawyers and fiduciary services professionals located in the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. 



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