Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has again been ranked among the very top law firms in AirFinance Journal’s 2020 Legal Survey, with this year’s edition recognizing K&L Gates as the most active law firm for structured lease transactions and for sales and purchases of aircraft, as well as the second most active firm in the operating lease market, based on deal volume in 2019.
The 2020 Survey also lists K&L Gates as the most active law firm in Africa and among the top two most active law firms in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and European markets, as well as globally based on 2019 deal volume.
“We are thrilled that our global aviation finance practice has been recognized in AirFinance Journal’s 2020 Legal Survey as one of the leading law firms across a variety of jurisdictions and transaction types,” said Robert Melson, a partner in the Tokyo office and a leader of K&L Gates’ global aviation finance practice. “Our practice remains strong in spite of the many challenges of 2019 and 2020. We are honored to be listed among leading law firms serving prominent clients operating in this sector and look forward to continuing to grow the practice and representing a diverse client base internationally.”
K&L Gates’ aviation finance practice represents financial institutions and leasing companies around the globe in connection with aircraft finance and leasing transactions, including the structuring, documenting, and negotiating of aircraft finance transactions and cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. The team works closely with their colleagues in the tax, regulatory, and litigation support practice groups in order to advise and assist financial institutions, leasing companies, and airlines on a variety of aviation matters.