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Paul Nelson

Partner

London

Nelson Paul
Paul Nelson

Partner

London

Paul is a partner in the Asset Finance Department and Head of Allen & Overy’s Aviation Finance Group, which won the Legal House of the Year 2018 at the Global Transport Finance Awards. He has been identified by clients as a “a very solid performer" and a “very bright and talented lawyer” (Chambers 2020). Paul Nelson is a global leader in Transport - Aviation (finance) 2020 (Legal Whos Who). “The “very bright” Paul Nelson is regularly involved in innovative and complex deals.” (Legal 500)

Paul has acted for Export Credit Agencies (including KEXIM, SACE, Coface, Euler Hermes and ECGD), banks (including Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, BTMU, CA CIB, Citibank, DNB, JP Morgan, Natixis, Santander and SMBC), airlines (including British Airways, Iberia, Aeroflot, Czech Airlines, Air Mauritius and Qantas) and operating lessors (including Aldus Aviation, Dubai Aerospace, VEB Leasing and VTB Leasing) across a whole spectrum of aviation finance, shipping, corporate jet and yacht deals, including Export Credit transactions, capital markets transactions, operating leasing, debt financing, engines financing, pre-delivery payment financing, portfolio purchases and sales, Japanese operating leases, securitisations, German KG leases, UK tax leases, Spanish tax operating leases and manufacturer support. Paul was involved in drafting the European Export Credit Agencies’ precedent documentation and has been instrumental in the development of the transportation capital markets industry outside the U.S. in the last seven years.

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Publications: 03 November 2022

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News: 12 November 2021

Allen & Overy advises BNP Paribas and China Merchants Bank on financing five aircraft for Lufthansa

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News: 10 September 2021

A&O advising on easyJet’s rights issue and new revolving credit facility

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Publications: 28 September 2020

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: what the aviation industry needs to know about the ban on the operation of ipso facto clauses

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Office

London

One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2000

Academic

MA, Law, Downing College, Cambridge University, 1997