Singapore - The Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates has added James Bradley as a partner in the transportation finance practice area. He joins K&L Gates from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Concentrating his practice on the transportation and finance sectors, Bradley has gained experience as external and in-house counsel in roles based in Asia and Europe, advising leading financial institutions, aircraft and engine lessors, airlines, other stakeholders, and shipowners on a variety of transactions. This includes having acted for asset owners with respect to the leasing, purchasing, and financing of their assets, as well as their worldwide fleet management and joint ventures.

In recent years, Bradley has been involved in many high-profile restructurings in the aviation and maritime sectors. He has counseled administrators and financial institutions seeking to restructure their debt book and/or sell part of their businesses in various jurisdictions.

David Tang, K&L Gates’ managing partner, Asia, said: “James adds a new dimension and broadens our capabilities in our leading aviation practice in Asia. He brings energy and entrepreneurship which fits very well with our Asia practice and firm culture.”

Bradley also has in-field experience in the People’s Republic of China with the UNIDO program office and in advising clients entering into Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreements.

“We are pleased to welcome James to K&L Gates,” stated Raja Bose, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Singapore office. “He enhances the capabilities of our global transportation finance team, while expanding the local services we offer to clients in Southeast Asia.”

K&L Gates’ highly regarded transportation finance practice includes lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East who help satisfy the capital needs for the transportation industry globally, focusing on finance and leasing transactions for the aviation, maritime, and railroad sectors.