Paul Jebely, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


Paul Jebely is Clyde & Co's head of aviation finance for Africa and Asia. "Paul is great, we love working with him," says one leading aircraft finance banker.

LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Paul Jebely, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Paul Jebely is the managing partner of the Hong Kong office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. “Paul is great, we love working with him,” says one leading aircraft finance banker.


Managing partner
Hong Kong
+852 3959 7500
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Paul’s advice

“On these deals, power is often in controlling the process – own the process, and relentlessly drive the deal to completion. Also, you never want to hear your counsel say ‘but, it’s market in the large commercial aircraft deals we normally do.

Client’s say

South African banker: “Paul is just great. We love working with him.”

Official biography

Paul is recognised as a leading aviation lawyer, advising a range of clients on billions of dollars of commercial and business aircraft finance transactions. Paul has been repeatedly recognised by legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who as a “very highly rated” leading individual in aviation finance and singled out in Chambers as “extremely competent”, “commercially aware”, “responsive”, “courteous”, “technically skilled”, “capable”, “attentive” and “driven”. He has been quoted by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, the China Business Network and various industry publications on the basis of his experience in the aviation markets in Asia and Africa in particular. Among other recognition, he was the 2015 recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to African Aviation Development” award – the only lawyer to receive the award since its inception in 1999.

Paul is admitted to practice law in England, New York and Ontario. He is experienced in negotiating and executing international commercial and business aircraft and engine financing, leasing and trading transactions, and in advising in various enforcement and repossession situations. He has advised clients that represent the full range of industry participants in transactions concerning all classes of commercial and business aircraft. He is currently the Chairman of the Community of Hongkong Aviation Professionals, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Business Aviation Association.

Prior to joining Pillsbury, Paul worked in Hong Kong, London, Toronto and Kuwait, and led the aviation groups for two major international law firms.

Paul regularly speaks at industry conferences and provides in-house training to clients. In addition, he personally sponsors annual scholarships for law students in Tanzania, Ethiopia and South Africa.