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Asset finance

Acquiring luxury assets such as private aircrafts, yachts, antique cars and collectibles should be a pleasure. With an international presence and unmatched experience in these rarefied fields, we are perfectly placed to help the process along.

Whether it is private aircraft, yachts, antique cars, art, collectibles or other non-financial investments, luxury assets should be a pleasure rather than a headache. No law firm is better placed than Withers to help you make the most of them.

Our clients include a significant number of the wealthiest individuals and families around the world. This has given us significant experience in advising on the acquisition, ownership and use of high-value luxury assets.


We advise on all aspects of aviation finance, including the financing, dry leasing and wet leasing of all types of aircraft. We also advise on the financing of aircraft engines, components and spare parts. 

Recent work has included advising on and negotiating the purchase of a private aircraft for a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, including the preparation of aircraft management and charter services agreements. And we represented a client from the CIS in the purchase of a private Boeing 737 business jet, drafting an agreement for a loan secured against the aircraft.

Our team also covers the construction, purchase, registration and operation of yachts and other seagoing vessels, as well as coordinating the international legal advice required.

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Our team

Xanthe Lok

Xanthe Lok

Partner | London

Xanthe Lok

Partner | London

Banking and finance

Guan Feng Chen

Guan Feng Chen

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Guan Feng Chen

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Banking and finance

Ivan A. Sacks

Ivan A. Sacks

Partner | New York

Ivan A. Sacks

Partner | New York

Private client and tax

Paul Jebely

Paul Jebely

Partner | Hong Kong

Paul Jebely

Partner | Hong Kong

Corporate

Anthony Indaimo

Anthony Indaimo

Senior Consultant | Milan

Anthony Indaimo

Senior Consultant | Milan

Corporate

Mabel Lui

Mabel Lui

Head of Greater China Commercial | Hong Kong

Mabel Lui

Head of Greater China Commercial | Hong Kong

Corporate

Carla Barker

Carla Barker

Consultant, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Carla Barker

Consultant, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Banking and finance

Luca Denora

Luca Denora

Registered Foreign Lawyer | Hong Kong

Luca Denora

Registered Foreign Lawyer | Hong Kong

Corporate

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Typical clients and industries include

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Art

We represent many of the world’s top art collectors, museums and institutions. Our long history enables us to offer advice on everything from structuring transactions to challenging fraud. Find Out More
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Aviation and marine

Buying a yacht or private jet should be a pleasure, not a headache. Our global team can cover all the technical aspects of each transaction, as well as the tax treatment of luxury assets. Find Out More
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Families and family offices

Families call on us when they want a firm that understands their needs – whether they are looking to pass down wealth, set up and run a family office, or make their mark through philanthropy. Find Out More

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