Dentons increase their aviation team

Luis Belart and Jabier Badiloa join Dentons from Clifford Chance

Dentons have recruited Jabier Badiloa and Luis Belart from Clifford Chance to join their Aviation team in Spain.

Badiola joins Dentons as a Partner of the banking and finance department. Prior to this he served as a senior associate in Clifford Chance’s banking and finance team and also headed the asset finance practice. He has had over 15 years of experience in cross-border syndicated financing transactions with a particular focus on general lending, asset finance, project finance, structured finance, corporate finance and restructuring, acting for lenders, corporate borrowers and sponsors.

Belart has been appointed senior associate of the banking and finance department. He has over seven years experience acting as senior associate at Clifford Chance’s London office and co-head of their asset finance practice in Madrid. He has also worked for HSBC in the DCM department. He specialises in local and international financing transactions, in particular, in asset finance, corporate finance, refinancing, debt restructuring, structured finance, project finance, acquisition finance and pre-insolvency situations.

Dentons’ Aviation team have previously advised on Iberia’s purchase of Iberbond’s fleet in 2014 and Avincis’ fleet transfer to Babcock International in 2014. They have experience with structuring finance and finance leases for AWAS, Macquarie, Apollo Aviation and GECAS.