Cayman Islands: Walkers Involved In Five Airfinance Journal Deals Of The Year 2016
Last Updated: 21 April 2017

For the eighth consecutive year Walkers has been recognised by the air finance industry's leading publication. Airfinance Journal's Deals of the Year 2016, announced in April 2017, included awards for five transactions in which Walkers' global offices acted as Cayman Islands or Irish counsel, including the 'Overall Deal of the Year'.

Richard Munden, partner in Walkers' Cayman Islands office noted: "2016 was another busy year for Walkers' aircraft finance group with our offices around the globe again instructed on a number of high profile transactions. Our clients were involved in several significant deals during the year and a number of these transactions were recognised in the awards, congratulations to them."

Operating Lease Deal of the Year

IAFC/Saudia operating lease of 30xA320s + 20xA330s

Capital Markets Deal of the Year

Blackbird $1 billion ABS

Innovative Deal of the Year

Emirates EMP Korean E-note

Editor's Deal of the Year

Labrador $709 million ABS (GECAS)

Overall Deal of the Year

Bohai $7.6 billion Avolon acquisition (matter details here)

The world's leading financial institutions, arrangers, airlines and shipping companies instruct Walkers' Global Asset Finance Group in relation to asset finance transactions and we continue to be involved in some of the most innovative asset finance deals in the global markets.

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