London, UK (September 17th, 2020)REN Legal is pleased to announce that as part of its on-going process of expansion and refreshing of its specialist aviation services, it has promoted GuyEspitalier-Noel to Partner and Cecily Scutt to the role of Senior Associate.

Discussing the firm’s strategy, Partner Norman Fraser noted that: “We are delighted to welcome Guy to our partner team as we celebrate our tenth anniversary. We have worked hard over the past year to broaden our service offering and to create opportunities with our team for growth and development.

“In a challenging market our unique blend of big firm quality with personal service and cost efficiency have enabled us to win a number of major new clients. Our transactional practice continues to attract work and clients the envy of large city firms and we now have a market-leading specialist aviation finance litigation team. We believe that this makes us ideally placed to help our clients to navigate the difficult times ahead.”

Guy Espitalier-Noel, formerly of Freshfields and Stephenson Harwood, commented “I am delighted to join the partner team at REN Legal. While this is a challenging time in the aviation and legal markets, REN Legal is ideally structured to provide a quality service at efficient cost, providing excellence beyond the large city firms. It is a privilege to work with colleagues of such experience, legal expertise and industry knowledge and I am excited at the prospect of playing my part in working with clients and the firm into the next phase of the aviation market”

Editorial Notes: REN Legal is TEN! REN Legal is a commercial law firm based in London and is celebrating its tenth year of trading. REN Legal has a large specialist aviation team that provides city-quality advice to a range of banks, investment funds, lessors, airlines and other aviation market participants from across the globe. REN Legal is able to provide advice on asset finance and leasing as well as corporate transaction, investment funds and joint ventures, dispute resolution and asset recovery.

Guy Espitalier-Noel 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 also has expertise in the financing and leasing of assets in the rail sector and the leasing and financing of general equipment. Prior to joining REN Legal, Guy trained and qualified with the finance team of Slaughter and May (2001- 2004); was an associate and a senior associate in the structured and asset finance team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2004 – 2010) during which period Guy undertook two overseas client secondments with aircraft leasing companies, in one case acting as general counsel and sole in-house lawyer; and was a senior associate in the finance team of Stephenson Harwood (2012 – 2018). 2 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.

For further information, or to organise an interview with any of the REN Legal team, please contact Samantha Marr on + 44 (0) 203 372 5382 or