LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Will Alete, Norton Rose Fulbright

Senior Associate


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Will’s advice

“It is extremely worthwhile, right of the outset of deciding to invest in a corporate jet, to be realistic as to the actual use of the equipment. Where will it be flying? How much will it be used? Will it be available for charter? Focussing on these types of issue will allow a prospective buyer to understand their actual need and the available options for operation. This forethought really helps when putting together the final transaction structure and mitigates against last minute hiccups. I have often seen aircraft purchased on the basis of what they can do and not what they can do for the buyer with clients having to react to issues at a late stage.”


“I came into the legal industry with grand plans to be a media and entertainments lawyer. However, my first training rotation was in an asset finance team specialising in aircraft. I really enjoyed the bespoke nature of the deals I was working on and how every transaction presented at least one new issue. Throughout the rest of my training I did not work in any sector that I found as interesting and so the choice in the end was a simple one.”

Official Biography

Will is a senior associate in the London asset finance team of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and specialises in aircraft related  transactions. Will acts for airlines, banks and lessors on a wide variety of aviation financing and leasing transactions including the sale and purchase of aircraft, leasing (both finance and operating leases), sale and leasebacks, debt financing (for both commercial and corporate aircraft) and export credit agency backed financing structures.

Will has acted for large corporate clients and private individuals in respect of the acquisition, financing and operating structures (both on a private category and commercial air transport basis) for corporate aircraft.

Will also advises clients on a broad range of aviation commercial agreements such as engine leases and support agreements, wet leases, charter agreements, maintenance general terms agreements and ground handling agreements.


Rebecca Hawkins
By Rebecca Hawkins June 21, 2017 13:23

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