Our dedicated and experienced asset finance lawyers have extensive knowledge of the asset finance and leasing industry and are known for providing first-class, comprehensive advice to clients.


The Addleshaw Goddard asset finance and leasing team handles a broad range of domestic and international matters for many different types of clients. The work ranges from complex structured transactions to regulatory and compliance advice, and concerns a wide variety of asset types, such as:

  • Aircraft
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Energy generation plant
  • Fixtures
  • Industrial plant and machinery
  • Marine assets
  • Medical equipment
  • Railway assets
  • Telecommunications equipment

In addition to its own areas of expertise, the asset finance team is able to draw on AG’s wider expertise whenever and wherever required, such as corporate, contentious and competition.

In 2013, AG received the Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year award at the Leasing Life Awards. In 2014, AG received the Asset Finance Legal Team of the Year award at the Leasing World Awards. We are also an associate member of the Finance and Leasing Association.

Expertise

Our work has covered a wide range of matters, such as:

  • Aviation finance
  • Equipment leasing, including finance and operating leases, hire purchase, and sale and leaseback
  • Financing of receivables - sale and purchase of lease portfolios
  • Block discounting
  • Financing of energy and power projects including STOR, capacity mechanism, anaerobic digestion, wind and solar
  • Security arrangements and residual value support
  • Funding of medical equipment into the public and private sector
  • Introduction agreements and disclosed/undisclosed agency arrangements for customer finance documents
  • Vendor programme agreements
  • Purchase, collection and sales agency arrangements
  • Marine finance (including remotely operated underwater vehicles)
  • Consumer credit and consumer hire (including compliance advice)
Clients and experience

Among many case highlights, we have advised:

  • A funder on its £100 million acquisition of an equipment finance company, involving a full scope due diligence exercise alongside a full suite of acquisition documents
  • A funder in relation to its funding of combined heat and power equipment via a receivables finance arrangement
  • A major newspaper publisher in its financing of £220 million worth of new printing presses
  • A funder in connection with the provision of a stage payment and lease facility for a waste recycling facility
  • A funder on the financing of various commercial vehicle fleets and stocking finance arrangements
  • A lessee in connection with hiring and sales agency arrangements for a commercial vehicle portfolio
  • An originator concerning the securitisation of its lease and equipment finance portfolio
  • A senior lender in relation to the financing of an anaerobic digester plant and associated security arrangements
  • A funder on the provision of a limited recourse loan facility for financing underlying customer lease agreements
  • The equipment finance subsidiary of a major international bank, in connection with hiring and security arrangements for heavy lifting equipment to be operated in various jurisdictions across continental Europe
  • A major airline operator on the sale and leaseback of Boeing 767 and Airbus A320 family aircraft

We have also conducted a consumer credit compliance audit and advised on the implications of the transition of industry regulation to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Key contacts

Meet the team
Andrew Maskill

Andrew Maskill

Partner, Asset Finance and Leasing
United Kingdom

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