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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.

News & insights

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Publications: 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: what the aviation industry needs to know about the new moratorium regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) which entered into force on 26 June 2020 represents the most significant insolvency reforms in the UK for a generation. 

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Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

News: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

With global air travel down 95% due to Covid-19, Allen & Overy is advising on some of the biggest deals keeping airlines in business. 

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: 7 key points for making sure your standby letter of credit is still as good as cash

Standby letters of credit and similar financial instruments such as demand guarantees, refund guarantees or performance bonds are often considered as good as having a cash security deposit. They are…

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Legal ramifications in asset finance

Financiers, lessees, borrowers and sponsors in the asset finance sector are feeling the detrimental impact of Covid-19 on their business. This note examines some of the legal issues faced by the…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
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