Singapore – The Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Kamil Gerard Ahmed as a counsel in its banking and asset finance practice. Ahmed joins K&L Gates from Clifford Chance LLP, where he was a senior associate in the asset finance practice of their Bangkok and Singapore offices.

Ahmed has worked in several jurisdictions, including the United States (New York), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi), Canada (Montreal and Toronto), and Thailand, bringing to the firm a wealth of international experience and practical insights.

Specifically, he has extensive experience advising on the financing, leasing, trading, and repackaging of aircraft and equipment assets, including tax driven structures. He also regularly advises on a broad variety of other financing and structured transactions, including secured and unsecured financings, syndicated lending, acquisition financings, project financings, and export credit financings, as well as on U.S. capital markets and corporate/M&A transactions. His client base includes financial institutions, borrowers, issuers, lessors, operators, equity participants, and credit enhancers based in the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Americas.

“We are delighted to welcome Kamil to the firm,” said Raja Bose, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Singapore office. “His addition to the Singapore team will further develop our expanding banking and asset finance practice in the region and his experience will provide opportunities for additional collaboration with our clients across a number of different sectors.”

Ahmed will work closely with K&L Gates partner Robert E. Melson, Jr., a leader of the firm’s aircraft finance practice and one of the coordinators of K&L Gates’ firmwide banking and asset finance practice group.

Melson stated: “We are very excited to have Kamil join our global aircraft finance and leasing team. He will be integral to providing top-notch advice to our clients doing business in Asia.”

K&L Gates’ highly regarded banking and asset finance practice includes lawyers from offices on five continents, who represent financial institutions, lenders, borrowers, servicers, trustees, and other participants in a broad range of financing transactions, including corporate, acquisition, asset-based, project, real estate, transportation, and Islamic finance. Ahmed’s arrival follows the Singapore office’s addition of James Bradley as a partner in the transportation finance practice in December 2017.