Richard Stock is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown JSM’s finance practice. He focuses his practice on the aviation industry, with nearly twenty years experience assisting airlines, lessors and financial institutions to negotiate and document leasing and financing arrangements for commercial aircraft. He also has a busy corporate jet practice, representing owners, lessors and financial institutions in the purchase, leasing and financing of corporate jets.
Richard has represented airlines, lessors and owners who intend to purchase new aircraft from OEMs; the total value of these transactions exceeds USD 20 billion. He has also represented airlines, lessors and owners in equipment procurement programmes and out-fitting agreements for new and used aircraft.
Richard has a particular interest in used aircraft and in aircraft and engine maintenance. Richard has assisted airlines to negotiate service agreements for airframe and engine maintenance. Many of these service agreements involve sizeable revenue streams; the engine service agreements alone involve revenues in excess of USD 7 billion.
Richard also advises investors seeking to establish joint ventures in the aviation industry, including the establishment of new airlines, the re-purposing of existing airlines and other aviation-related matters.
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