Siva Subramaniam
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FINANCE

SINGAPORE

T: +65 6532 5335 or +65 6551 9188
D: +65 6551 9123
M: +65 9757 1931

EmailE: ssubramaniam@wfw.com

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Siva Subramaniam

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Siva has a wide range of financing, operating leasing, tax leasing and structured finance expertise with respect to a number of categories of large ticket assets including aircraft (both corporate and commercial), rolling stock, film, infrastructure, ground-handling and defence related assets. His clients include export credit agencies, financial institutions, operating lessors and airlines.

Siva played a key role in establishing the Singapore office’s aviation credentials. He has a strong reputation for advising airlines, lessors and banks. Of late, he has handled a number of sale and leaseback mandates for Philippine Airlines. “He is extremely hard working, and very much on the ball,” report satisfied clients according to Chambers and Partners 2016. He is also noted by Legal 500 2016 for having “a good understanding of commercial points”.

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    Siva’s relevant English law experience includes:
    • Acted for SIA with respect to the German operating lease financing of four A380s, and the acquisition (by way of operating lease) of 34 A330s.
    • Acted for SilkAir with respect to the Japanese operating lease financing of five A320s, and the sale-and-leaseback of A320s and five B737s from Pembroke.
    • Acted for BNPP, ANZ, BMTU and DBJ with respect to the Japanese operating lease financing of one B777-300ER to Air New Zealand.
    • Acted for BTMM with respect to the JOLCO financing of four B737s for Qantas.
    • Acted for CIT Aerospace with respect to the sale and novation of five aircraft to a Chinese lessor, and with respect to the operating lease to various airlines.
    • Acted for PAL with respect to the sale and leaseback of a number of A330s and A321s to various lessors.
    • Acted for Nochubank with respect to its financing of various aircraft for Cathay Pacific, THY and Emirates.
    • Acted for European ECAs with respect to the ECA-supported financing of two A380s for Asiana Airlines.
    • Acted for DBS with respect to the PDP financing of 12 A320s for Tiger Air.

Education Open

  • 1994: University of London, Masters in International Law
  • 1992: Sydney University, Bachelors in Law
  • 1990: Sydney University, Bachelors in Economics

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