Banking & Asset Finance


Our banking and asset finance lawyers focus on all aspects of:

  • Banking law;
  • Ship and aircraft registration and finance;
  • Asset-backed finance; and
  • Project and infrastructure finance.



Acting on behalf of major banks and other financial institutions, Appleby’s banking lawyers have extensive experience in advising on:

  • Syndicated letter-of-credit facilities in support of insurance/reinsurance and capital market liability
  • Onshore lending secured by a portfolio of securities offshore with or without custodial obligations
  • Trade finance (e.g. documentary credits, ISDA agreements)
  • Reviewing terms/conditions of standard facility and security documentation
  • Financing power projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America; telecommunications ventures in South America; and oil and gas projects in a number of countries

Ship & Aircraft Registration and Finance

Appleby’s asset finance lawyers act for shipowners, aircraft owners, lessors, lessees, banks and other financial institutions on transactions that are invariably international. To that end, we have in-depth relationships with numerous international law firms, shipping groups and financial institutions around the world.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising on a broad range of shipping and aircraft transactions, including:

  • Loan credit facility agreements and security documentation
  • High-yield debt offerings
  • Syndicated (secured) loan transactions
  • Off-balance-sheet structures
  • Lease agreements
  • Asset securitisation structures and Islamic financing structures
  • Sale and acquisition of vessels and the financing of such transactions
  • Registration of ships in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Isle of Man
  • Public equity offerings
  • Joint venture structures
  • Operating and finance lease structures
  • Registration of aircraft in Bermuda, BVI, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Jersey
  • Financing of aircraft acquisitions

Asset Backed Finance

Appleby’s finance lawyers are experienced in all aspects of asset-backed finance transactions, including:

  • Acting for lenders and borrowers
  • Advising in connection with the formation of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and various security, priority/subordination agreements

Project & Infrastructure Finance

Appleby’s finance lawyers advise on project and infrastructure finance law, including:

  • Finance and structuring of major energy and infrastructure projects, including power projects, telecommunications ventures and oil and gas projects
  • Joint venture structures