Asset & Aircraft Finance - Australia

The way forward in asset and aircraft finance

The world's leading financial institutions, lessees, operators, arrangers and end-users come to our full-service team for innovative and tax-efficient financing structures for aircraft, vessels/ships, rolling stock, mining equipment and infrastructure assets.

With on-the-ground Asset Finance teams in Australia, Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Europe, we are able to document transactions under Australian law as well as English law, providing our clients with seamless capabilities across the world.

Advising on the full range of transactions

We advise on the full range of asset finance deals. In Australia, big ticket financing continues to be dominated by aviation and mining, with Qantas and the Virgin Group taking new deliveries and refinancing their fleet to have access to liquidity and cheaper funds, and with clients like Leighton continuing to finance equipment in ways with innovative funding structures so as to remain competitive in a tight market and to obtain a market advantage.

Globally, the King & Wood Mallesons Asset Finance team have been at the forefront of the international market for many years, working on projects for clients under English law in Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Mongolia, The Philippines and the PRC.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

In early 2021, the requirement to transition all GBP LIBOR loans to risk-free rates (“RFRs”) by 31 December 2021 seemed an almost impossible prospect.

24 September 2021

In the next month or so the hearing of the appeal in what has become known as the “Willis” Case will be heard before the High Court of Australia.

05 August 2021

The Australian space industry is expanding rapidly. From hosting a new NASA deep space communication complex near Canberra, to taking delivery of 4.6 billion-year-old asteroid specimens from Japan’s...

07 December 2020

Once again the insolvency of Australia’s second largest airline has served to highlight the deficiencies with our voluntary administration process and reopened debate as to the adoption of US Chapter...

27 November 2020

This site uses cookies to enhance your experience and to help us improve the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive these cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

For more information on which cookies we use then please refer to our Cookie Policy.