Clive Langley is a partner within the Corporate department. Clive has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law as well as international finance. He has particular expertise in advising on and structuring asset-financed transactions, regularly advising both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of matters. Prior to joining Appleby in 2005, he worked for the international law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges in their London and Silicon Valley offices.

Clive has spoken at Business Bermuda events (now Bermuda Business Development Agency) at the Harvard Club, New York on the topic of asset finance. He has also written articles for Legal Week, Financial Regulation International and Business Bermuda Nexus in respect of The Companies Amendment (No. 2) Act 2011 and aircraft and shipping. Clive also authored the Bermuda sections of the First Edition 2016 Aviation Finance from Practical Law. He co-wrote the Bermuda sections for Shipping Finance Ed.III, published by Euromoney Books.

Clive has been consistently ranked by Chambers Global since 2013, receiving plaudits for his excellent asset finance practice, particularly in relation to aircraft and ship financing work. In 2019 he is praised as a “first-rate” and “prominent” lawyer. His practice has a strong focus on asset financing, with sources viewing him as a “go-to guy for financing, particularly in aviation and shipping.” In 2018 he was ranked as a Notable Practitioner and noted as “Commercial and easy to work with – it´s an enjoyable deal if he is on the other side.” In 2016 he was recognised for advising Pan Orient on its sale of a 50% stake in its Thai subsidiary to Sea Oil Energy. Sources continue to highlight him as “one of the firm´s most promising younger lawyers.” Clive is recognised as a ´Leading Individual´ in the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets category and recommended in the Corporate and Commercial category by Legal 500 Caribbean. He is also consistently recommended in IFLR1000 in the Banking and Capital Markets categories. He has also been identified through independent research as being one of the world´s leading aviation lawyers in Who´s Who Legal: Aviation 2018.

Clive is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, Director of the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Board for the Bermuda International Shipping Association.



  • China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings, acted as deal counsel in relation to local law matters on China Aircraft Global Ltd’s recent $790 million senior secured commercial aircraft portfolio financing.
  • Saïd Holdings Limited – principal investment vehicle for the Saïd family, Appleby acted as Bermuda counsel to Saïd Holdings in connection with the sale of 5 Churchill Place, a Canary Wharf office building, for £270m to Hong Kong billionaire Chen Hongtian acting through his private real estate vehicle, Cheung Kei Group.



BPP Law School, London (England)

The University of Birmingham (England)

“One of the firm’s most promising younger lawyers.”

Chambers Global


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