Singapore – Global law firm K&L Gates was named Aviation Law Firm of the Year at the Asian Legal Business (ALB) SE Asia Law Awards 2020.
Announced during a virtual ceremony organized by Thomson Reuters on 15 October, the ALB Law Awards recognize the outstanding performance of private practitioners and in-house teams across Southeast Asia.
“Under the leadership of Singapore partner James Bradley, our regional aviation practice has gone from strength to strength in a short period of time; well done to James and the team,” said David Tang, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Asia. “Our ability to deliver positive results on behalf of our clients is made possible by the seamless collaboration of our lawyers across our global platform, who listen and fully understand their clients’ businesses and the markets in which they operate.”
“We are happy that our Singapore aviation practice and the leading clients who we represent on prominent cross-border transactions have been recognized by ALB,” stated Robert Melson, a partner in the Tokyo office and leader of K&L Gates’ global aviation finance practice. “This award is further testament that our aviation practice remains strong regionally and globally in spite of the myriad challenges of 2019 and 2020. We are delighted to be recognized by ALB for our work and look forward to advising on more market leading transactions and representing a diverse client base across the region and beyond.”
K&L Gates was also listed as a finalist in two other firm of the year categories: Energy & Resources Law Firm of the Year and Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year.
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.