Mr. Smith is a partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Mr. Smith has wide ranging aviation experience and regularly advises leasing companies, financial institutions, export credit agencies, institutional lenders and airlines in respect of cross-border aircraft and ship finance and leasing transactions. Mr. Smith has significant experience with the Japanese Operating Leases with Call Option (JOLCO) market in Japan, as well as advising on sub-contracting of cargo services for an international airline.
In addition to his asset finance experience, Mr. Smith has general banking experience and has advised on finance transactions for investments into Indonesia.
Mr. Smith previously worked at a multinational law firm in London in their Asset Finance department. During his tenure there, he was seconded to both Airbus and RBS Aviation Capital (now named SMBC Aviation Capital).