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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

plane above clouds at dusk

News: 12 NOVEMBER 2021

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

Allen & Overy has advised French high street bank BNP Paribas as debt provider on financing the leasing of three Airbus A320neo aircraft, as well as China Merchants Bank as lessor in the financing of…

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Plane on runway

News: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

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

A team from across Allen & Overy’s Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets practices is advising on easyJet plc (easyJet)’s GBP1.2bn rights issue and the company’s new GBP400m revolving…

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A commercial airplane seen through a window at an airport passenger window

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

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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A commercial airplane seen through a window at an airport passenger window

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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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