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BARBARA PANSADORO is qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales and an Avvocato, she was ranked as a "Next Generation Lawyer"' in the Legal 500 UK (2019) and was recognised as "hardworking and commercial" with "a strong pedigree for aviation finance“ by Legal 500 (2016). She specializes in asset and structured finance and has a considerable experience in aircraft finance and leasing transactions. She has represented airlines, financial institutions and lessors in a broad spectrum of transactions, including pre-delivery payment financing, export credit financings (the first ever SACE guaranteed financing transaction relating to Boeing aircraft delivered to SunExpress was awarded “European Debt Deal of the Year” and "Overall Supported Finance Deal of the Year" 2017, and the UKEF supported financing transaction for El Al Israel Airlines was awarded "EMEA Supported Finance Deal of the Year 2018"), Japanese operating leases, Jolco (the ECA Jolco arranged by BNP Paribas for Turkish Airlines was awarded “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2013" and the Jolco financing arranged for El Al Israel Airlines was awarded "Editor's Deal of the Year 2018"), Italian tax leases (the first ever European ECA backed Italian lease was awarded “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2014”), French tax leases with commercial debt, Islamic deals, operating leases (IAFC/Saudia operating lease of 30 A320 aircraft and 20 A330 aircraft was awarded “Operating Lease Deal of the Year 2016”), warehouse facilities (she recently assisted a UK bank in connection with the acquisition of certain Waypoint assets in Chapter 11 case), bridge financings, sale and lease back, aircraft and engine purchase agreements and ACMI.
Barbara also advises on corporate jet transactions and has experience in a wide range of cross-border and domestic secularization transactions, including trade receivables, whole business, repo transactions and financing transactions. Barbara is also the author of several articles in the banking and finance sector.