Press Release
October 7, 2020

Holland & Knight Ranked Among UK’s Top Law Firms in Transport Finance and Leasing, Aviation by Legal 500

LONDON (October 7, 2020) – Holland & Knight has been named one of the top law firms in the United Kingdom in the areas of transport finance and leasing and aviation by Legal 500 United Kingdom in its newly released 2021 edition.

Three of the firm's London-based attorneys were recommended in the transport finance and leasing category. They are Partners Robert Ricketts, Victoria Koob and Gwyn O'Flynn. Mr. Ricketts and Ms. O'Flynn also were recommended in the aviation category, as was Senior Counsel Tim Murray. Ms. Koob was named a "Next Generation Partner."

Mr. Ricketts advises banks, leasing companies and airlines on various issues arising from the sale, purchase, leasing, financing, maintenance and mortgaging of aircraft. Recent transactions include the leasing of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft by a variety of lessors and the sale of a diverse range of aircraft. In addition to his substantial corporate jet practice, Mr. Ricketts represents several airlines throughout Europe and elsewhere around the world. He is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's London office.

Ms. Koob has extensive experience in aviation transactions and is well-versed in cross-border asset finance and leasing structures. She represents leasing companies, international financial institutions and airlines in a broad range of transactions, including export credit-supported financings, multi-aircraft portfolios, leasing, pre-delivery payment (PDP) facilities and fleet purchase contracts.

Ms. O'Flynn concentrates her practice on aircraft transactional work and the commercial aspects of aviation, including aircraft financing, management, leasing, lease novations, purchases and sales. She advises banks, lessors and operators on finance and leasing issues, as well as maintenance and other aviation supplier companies on commercial contracts. She also handles corporate aircraft work.

Mr. Murray represents airlines, leasing companies, airports, business and general aviation operators, and other companies involved in the aviation and travel industries. He has extensive experience in aviation and travel-related dispute resolution matters in the English courts and in arbitrations, including leasing, aircraft finance, insurance, aircraft repossessions, aircraft engineering, technical issues, accidents and general contractual disputes. Mr. Murray also advises on a wide range of regulatory issues, including matters before the European Commission, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the UK Department for Transport.

Published for more than 30 years, The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive global coverage currently available on legal services providers in more than 150 jurisdictions. Rankings are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.

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