15 March 2024
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Addleshaw Goddard bolsters asset finance team with new recruit

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard has recruited aviation asset finance specialist Suraya Tegally to its Asset Finance team in London.

Suraya, who joins as a Legal Director, trained at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in London and was previously in-house counsel at Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi, UAE for four years.  

She has experience advising on a broad range of international asset financing and leasing transactions, with a focus on aviation and rail, and advises airlines, banks, lessors and other financial institutions. Suraya has a particular interest in cross border financing and leasing, as well as structured transactions. She is also proficient in Islamic Finance, having obtained the Islamic Finance Qualification in 2017.

At Etihad Airways, she advised the Treasury and Fleet Planning teams on a range of asset financings, corporate projects, Islamic financings and unsecured financings. She advised Etihad Airways on their first sustainable financing in 2019 and completed the UN Introduction to Sustainable Finance certification in 2024. She has experience working with the UAE Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and International Registry.

Andrew Maskill, Partner and Head of Asset Finance at Addleshaw Goddard, said:

"Suraya is a talented, ambitious lawyer with a wealth of experience and will be a fantastic addition to our team. We are already recognised as being among the premier providers of legal services to the transport sector and will continue to invest in our team as we help clients achieve their own ambitions globally."

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