London, UK (June 20th, 2018) - REN Legal announced today that Guy Espitalier-Noel has joined the firm as Of Counsel, further increasing the strength and depth of the firm’s core asset finance team. Guy’s arrival follows the recent appointment by REN of Sulagna Roy to Of Counsel.

Guy Espitalier-Noel joins from Stephenson Harwood, having previously worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer after qualifying at Slaughter and May. Guy acts for industry leading aviation finance banks, lessors and operators on complex cross-border aviation finance and leasing transactions including operating lease financings (including subordinated debt and Shariah-compliant financings), finance leases, sale and leaseback transactions, aircraft and engine purchases and disposals and PDP financings.

Guy was recognised as a rising star by leading industry publication, Airfinance Journal, in their 2016 Guide to Aviation Lawyers, and was lead counsel for the operator on Airfinance Journal’s Operating Lease Deal of the Year 2017.

Norman Fraser, Partner, REN Legal commented:

“We are delighted to have Guy join the Firm. His extensive aviation and asset finance experience compliments and enhances the existing offering at REN Legal.”

REN Legal is a commercial law firm based in the City of London. Our core practice areas are finance, corporate, real estate and dispute resolution.

Rated as a leading practice by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, our aviation team provides high quality legal advice on all aspects of aviation finance and leasing transactions and disputes to clients in the aviation sector that include airlines, leasing companies, banks, investment funds and manufacturers.

"They are knowledgeable, hard-working, and offer their clients an excellent product at a reasonable price.“ (Chambers & Partners UK, 2017)

“REN Legal continues to ‘carve-out a very good niche’ in the market…where it provides a ‘first class service’ to lessors…lenders…and operators…” (Legal 500 UK, 2017)