New aircraft finance partner at law firm CMS

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CMS London has appointed Keith Wilson as head of aircraft finance and a partner in the growing asset finance team being built up at the global law firm.

Wilson joins from Berwin Leighton Paisner and has 25 years’ experience in aircraft finance, representing clients across a wide variety of transactions including debt and capital market transactions, leasing transactions and portfolio acquisitions and sales. He also has experience oil and gas financing and leasing particularly reserve based lending, vendor financing, ship finance and real estate finance.

Rita Lowe, head of banking and international finance said: “Keith is an extremely experienced and widely recognised practitioner in aviation finance. He will work alongside an international team to support and strengthen our existing expertise and international client base.”

“I am delighted to join CMS where the opportunity to serve my existing clients and their multi-jurisdictional requirements is complemented by the firm’s global platform. and offers the opportunity to develop relationships with CMS’ aircraft finance clients,” Wilson said.

In April 2013 Tim Elliott, a specialist in aircraft, shipping and offshore marine financing, joined CMS as an asset finance partner in its international finance group.