Aviation Loan ABS/CLO Transactions: A US/EU Perspective
presented by Arnold & Porter and Opal Group

Arnold & Porter, New York, NY
October 29, 2019

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Please join us for a gathering of aviation finance professionals to explore the challenges & opportunities facing the aircraft finance industry & network amongst like-minded executives.

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Opening Remarks from Co-Chair


Henry Morriello, Head of Structured Finance & Transportation Finance Practices, Arnold & Porter


Legal, Regulatory & Tax Considerations


  • Selecting Jurisdiction of IssuerTrue Sale and Nonconsolidation
    • Avoiding Issuer Level Tax
    • Tax Withholding
    • Insolvency Considerations
  • Accounting and Regulatory Capital
  • US and EU Risk Retention
  • Brexit Impact
  • Loan Issues (Transfer Restrictions; Confidentiality Provisions)
  • Aircraft Issues (Cape Town Jurisdictions vs. Non-Cape Town Jurisdictions)

Henry Morriello, Head of Structured Finance & Transportation Finance Practices, Arnold & Porter


Séamus Ó Cróinín, A&L Goodbody


Daniel Hartnett. Partner, Arnold & Porter

William Fellerhoff, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Mehtap Cevher Conti, Partner, Arnold & Porter

Karsten Giesecke, Senior Council, Arnold & Porter

Catherine Duffy, Partner, A&L Goodbody

James Somerville, Partner, A&L Goodbody


Structuring & Rating Considerations


  • Know Your Assets (Diversified Pool vs Single Obligor; Airline vs Lessor Borrower; Recourse vs Nonrecourse; Aircraft Type; Jurisdictions; Transfer and Disclosure Restrictions)
  • Know Your Goals (On Balance Sheet or Off; Ratings; Target Market and Method of Offering)
  • Use of Structures of This Type in M&A Transactions
  • Diligence Process
  • Structuring Based on Asset Pool and Goals (Sales or Participations; Reinvestment or Substitution Rights; Waterfall Priorities; Placement of Subordinate Securities)
  • Rating Agency Matters (Re-Leasing Risk; Foreclosure Rights; Maintenance Requirements)
  • Servicing Decisions and Sacred Rights; Addressing Lessor Cure and Remarketing Rights
  • Developing Disclosure

Armin Rothauser, Head of Credit Investing, Starwood Capital Group


Radha Tilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Sajid Zaidi, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Matthew Simonetti, Managing Director, Citibank

Roman Schwartz, Director, Credit Suisse

J. Robert Peart, CEO, volofin Capital Management

Simon Sominsky, Director, Axonic Capital

Tracy Rice, Vice President, Moody’s Investor Service

Alan Greenblatt, Senior Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency


Cocktail Reception


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  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • What’s New is Marketplace Lending Securitizations 2019
  • Partnerships with Banks, Fintechs and Platforms
  • The Future of Alternative Lending
  • Debt Investor Roundtable / Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Student Loans
  • Trends in Small Business Lending
  • Auto Loans
  • Fraud Prevention, Data Security, & Verification
  • Capital Markets Outlook
  • Opportunities in Real Estate
  • Blockchain and it’s Application Potential In The Financial Sector
  • Airlines
  • Banks
  • Lessors
  • Rating Agencies
  • Accounting Firms
  • Service Providers
  • Trust Companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Investors

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    Alternative Asset Management, Green Mesa Capital, LLC