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Gwen Edwards


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Gwen is a Partner in our Asset Finance team with particular expertise in aircraft debt finance and leasing. She advises financiers, lessors, airlines and rail and shipping companies across a broad range of cross-border asset finance transactions, including portfolio migrations, asset disposals, lease and loan financings, sale and leaseback transactions, export credit and PDP facilities. She also has experience across other general banking work, tax-based structured finance and restructuring.

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CMS advises on establishment and funding of £100m zero emission bus leasing...
Two teams at international law firm CMS have advised on the establishment and financing of a new funding platform for zero emission bus financier ‘Rock Road’, launched as a partnership between Rock...
CMS advises easyJet on UKEF term loan financing
International law firm CMS has advised easyJet on the prepayment of its US$ 1.77 billion UKEF guaranteed term loan facility and the release of security in respect of multiple aircraft. The firm also advised...
Acceleration clause upheld in aircraft lease
A recent judgment of Charles Hollander KC gives comfort to lessors who seek to rely upon acceleration provisions in their leases following an event of default. The case of VS MSN 36118 CAV Designated...
Aircraft redelivery: the consequences of non-compliance
A recent English Commercial Court case has confirmed when amendments to a claim should be permitted, in the context of considering the terms of a standard aircraft operating lease relating to the redelivery...
Declaring an event of default: termination tips
A recent case involving the repossession of an aircraft by a secured lender considered whether a loan agreement had been validly terminated so as to permit enforcement of security. The issues raised are...
Impact of Russian sanctions on the aviation industry – update on UK Sanctions
Following an announcement on 3 March, the UK Government published legislation implementing new sanctions relating to the aviation industry. The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No.6) Regulations...
Impact of Russian sanctions on the aviation industry
On 25 February 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU introduced a ban on certain exports into Russia impacting the aviation and the space industry. The EU has prohibited the provision...
Aviation - clearer skies ahead?
The last couple of years have been a turbulent time for the aviation industry as a result of both the pandemic and increasing environmental concerns. This report from Legal Flightpath – CMS Aviation...
UK transport decarbonisation strategy – impact for aviation sector
On 14 July 2021, the UK Department for Transport (“DfT”) published a wide-reaching policy plan on decarbonising transport and the targets and ambitions required to meet the UK’s net-zero targets...
Aircraft finance and leasing in the pandemic and beyond - Moving out of...
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought existential threats to the entire aviation ecosystem and has required considerable creativity, flexibility and commercial partnership between in­dustry par­ti­cipants...
Come and get it! The meaning of “give possession” under the Cape Town Convention 
The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has become the first appellate court among ratifying countries to look directly at the meaning of “give possession” and “giving possession of the...
Are good faith arguments in the aviation industry really taking off?
The aviation industry is in a period of great uncertainty at present. The effects of global “lockdown” measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have had dire financial implications for the industry...