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Transportation Finance

Financing arrangements pertaining to ships, aircraft and trains require not only thorough knowledge of financing techniques, but also a good understanding of the industry and the relevant market trends. Our transportation finance team offers this combined knowledge.

Luxembourg: a jurisdiction of choice

Our ship, aircraft and rail finance practices have a long history and an impressive track record. We have set up several structures where we tackled cross-border security issues and achieved innovative and successful solutions.

We regularly assist various type of lenders, funds, investors, assets owners, professional lessors, and operators at all levels from the initial structuring to the documentation phase and asset registrations. We have implemented a wide range of finance and leasing transactions involving seagoing vessels, inland vessels, jackup rigs, aircrafts, private jets, helicopters and rails.

A dedicated multi-disciplinary team

Our dedicated transportation finance practice working closely with our tax experts offers an integrated solution tailored to the individual needs of our clients. Our understanding of the industry, integrated practice and dedicated teams able us to make a substantial difference in the market.

Our well-established contacts with the various Luxembourg authorities enable us to stay on top of the latest developments and trends.  As active members of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster and the Rail Working Group (which seeks to implement international security rights), we also participate and contribute to the legal and tax Luxembourg developments, advise authorities, and/or assist our peers with queries in relation to rolling stock and vessels.

Tailor-made and innovative approaches

“Tailor-made” is the key word of the transportation industry in Luxembourg. Various national and cross-border financing and structuring solutions exists, such as bank lending, bond issuances, securitisations, joint venture structures and regulated or unregulated investment funds structures. The choice depends on your specific needs.