Aviation & Shipping
As part of our team’s focus on global markets, RMP maintains an active practice in the transport sector, focusing particularly on maritime and aviation matters.
Maritime market participants, such as shipowners, charterers, banks, investors, brokers, and shipyards, come to us to review construction contracts, structure acquisitions and dispositions, and coordinate and complete financings including syndicated, club and bilateral facilities, leases, and export and seller’s credit arrangements. Our lawyers help undertake restructurings and workouts, design shipping investment funds (onshore and offshore) and maritime private equity transactions. Our global, cross-disciplinary approach enables us to guide new market entries, establish growth positions, and mitigate distressed situations.
In the global aviation sector, RMP focuses on financial, corporate, and commercial transactions, having successfully represented investors and financiers, owners, U.S. owner-trustees, fixed-base operators, aviation maintenance businesses, and private equity sponsors. We can advise on acquisitions and investments in aircraft leasing companies and of entire aircraft portfolios and individual aircraft, as well as structure secured and unsecured bridge and revolving credit facilities, non-US dollar capital raises, all aspects of ECA-supported and manufacturer financings, private jet acquisitions and operations, aircraft and engine procurement, and handle a wide range of regulatory matters. In addition, our aviation practice encompasses M&A and the structuring of investment vehicles focused on aviation market subsectors.
Lastly, when aircraft or ship seizures occur, or are required, our clients know they can rely on our international project management services for prompt response and effective resolution.