LONDON - Global law firm Reed Smith today announces the hire of Christopher Jackson and Adam Longney as partners in its Transportation Industry Group and London office.
Jackson has over two decades of experience and joins from REN Legal, where he was partner. He has also previously worked in-house at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Rolls-Royce. He trained and qualified at Allen & Overy.
His practice focuses on asset finance and leasing transactions, with a particular emphasis on aircraft and engine leasing and trading, structured finance and sales finance. Jackson also advises on the procurement of aviation assets and after-market support programmes provided by manufacturers. His clients consist of airlines, banks, manufacturers, lessors, funds and investment and asset managers.
Longney also joins from REN Legal where he was partner. He has previously worked at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Norton Rose Fulbright.
He has 15 years’ experience advising borrowers, financiers, lessors and lessees in connection with a broad spectrum of domestic and international financing and leasing transactions. Longney has particular expertise in the procurement, financing and leasing of assets in the aviation and rail industries, the leasing of general equipment and the financing of receivables.
Rob Wilkins, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group, said: “In recent years we have made significant strides in diversifying our transportation offering beyond just supporting the shipping industry. The arrival of both Chris and Adam underlines our commitment to providing the very best possible service to the aviation industry and its financiers. We are very pleased to have them on board.”
Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, added: “We are delighted to further enhance our transportation capabilities with Chris and Adam’s arrival to the London office. They will be exceptional assets to our clients.”
Jackson said: “Reed Smith is a global powerhouse with an impressive transportation practice. I’m delighted to be here and looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues and further developing the aviation practice.”
Longney commented: “With its enviable international footprint, resolute sector focus and collegiate approach to working, Reed Smith is perfectly equipped to support its clients. I am very pleased to join the firm.”