Jim Bell joins Bird & Bird as partner


Jim Bell

Jim Bell has joined Bird & Bird as a partner in the Aviation & Aerospace Group.

Bell has experience in advising banks, export credit agencies, lessors, airlines, individuals and manufacturers across a spectrum of aviation matters including debt financing, export finance, operating leasing, PDP financing, portfolio sales, tax leasing products, capital markets products, Islamic finance, regulatory and a range of corporate and commercial matters in the aviation industry.

Bird recently welcomed the appointment of a number of lawyers into the Aviation & Aerospace Group, including: Marcus Pyke (formerly Simmons & Simmons), Rakhmad Sobirov (from Bombardier) and Christine Somers (from Clifford Chance) based in London, Shalini Wurzberger (formerly Freshfields) based in Frankfurt and Christopher Healy re-joined the firm in Hong Kong.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Jim to our friendly and ambitious team at Bird & Bird.”

Paul Briggs, co-head of the Aviation & Aerospace Group said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Jim to our friendly and ambitious team at Bird & Bird. We are regularly winning new clients and working on more complex transactions. Jim shares our passion for the sector and is hungry to get involved.”

Bell added: “I’m delighted to join the Aerospace & Aviation Group at Bird & Bird. The team has fantastic energy and ambition and a real in-depth understanding of their clients and the aviation market. I hope to be able to continue to promote the team’s success by working with clients on new and exciting transactions.”