Overview

Victoria Koob is a member of Holland & Knight's Asset Finance Group, based in the London office. Ms. Koob is well versed in cross-border asset finance and leasing structures. She has represented leasing companies, international financial institutions and airlines in a broad range of transactions, including aircraft acquisitions and sales, finance lease transactions, operating leases, aircraft financing and delivery arrangements, and fleet purchase contracts.

Ms. Koob's recent representative engagements, include:

  • advising multiple lessors in respect of airline U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings
  • representing a Swedish airline on its restructuring program with a variety of lessors and financiers
  • represented AerCap in numerous secured portfolio financing arrangements 
  • advised Pegasus Airlines in respect of multiple finance lease arrangements for new aircraft 
  • represented an Asian investor in respect of its purchase of a shareholding in Nordic Aviation Capital by providing all aircraft and asset finance related advice for the transaction
  • advised multiple large Ireland- and U.S.-based leasing companies in relation to aircraft portfolio sale transactions 
  • represented a leading aircraft lending business in the purchase and financing of seven AW139 helicopters
  • advised several Irish leasing companies in respect of restructuring arrangements for a leading South American airline
  • represented AerCap on the aviation side of its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corp. (ILFC)

Not admitted to England and Wales; admitted to New South Wales, Australia only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in England and Wales. 

Credentials

Education
  • University of Oxford, Saïd Business School, Oxford Executive Leadership Programme
  • University of Technology Sydney, Graduate Certificate, Professional Legal Practice
  • University of Technology Sydney, B.A., Accounting, with distinction
  • University of Technology Sydney, LL.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New South Wales
Honors & Awards
  • Chambers UK guide, Asset Finance: Aviation Finance, 2021
  • The Legal 500 United Kingdom, Asset Finance and Leasing, 2017-2019; Transport Finance and Leasing, 2020, 2021; Next Generation Partner, 2021
  • Best in Aviation, Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Award, 2020
  • Rising Star, Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2017
  • Aviation Finance Law Rising Star, Airfinance Journal, 2014
  • Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2014
  • Sale and Leaseback Deal of the Year, Airfinance Journal, 2013

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