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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.

Work Highlights


  • BROOKFIELD REINSURANCE LTD., Appleby Bermuda advised Brookfield Reinsurance in connection with its $1.1 Billion Acquisition of Argo Group;
  • Appleby Bermuda advised in connection with the $13.3 billion take-private acquisition of Bermuda-based Triton International Limited (Triton) by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P (BIP) through BIP’s subsidiary Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation (BIPC) and its institutional partners (Brookfield Infrastructure);
  • 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.


Clive is consistently ranked by Chambers Global since 2013, receiving plaudits for his “very strong aircraft financing practice.” He regularly acts for international clients in cross-border finance mandates and holds positions with Bermuda’s civil aviation and shipping regulatory bodies. In 2016 he was recognised for advising Pan Orient on its sale of a 50% stake in its Thai subsidiary to Sea Oil Energy.

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. One client explained: “Clive – outstanding lawyer, have worked with him for years and his knowledge of our business and dedication are first class.” Another praised him as a “first-rate commercial lawyer, very responsive and dedicated, vast knowledge of our business.” 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 worlds leading aviation lawyers in Who´s Who Legal: Aviation 2019.

Coverage & Insights

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.

Qualifications & Education

  • BPP Law School, London (England)
  • The University of Birmingham (England)

Memberships & Associations

Clive is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association and Director of the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority.

“Very strong aircraft financing practice.”

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