Kenneth Gray is a Consultant in our London banking department and has over 20 years experience of advising on banking and security law in London and Paris. He joined us in 1986, founded our Paris office in 1990 and became a Partner in 1993. He has been a Consultant to the practice since 2006.
During his career, Kenneth has focused primarily on aircraft and other asset finance. The practice is recognised as a market leader in this field by the principal market directories and Kenneth himself has often been named as one of the foremost practitioners in this sector. Many of the transactions on which he has worked have been selected as “Deal of the Year” by trade periodicals. His clients included many leading banks in this sector including Calyon, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSH Nordbank, HBOS, Royal Bank of Scotland and many others.
Since becoming a Consultant at the practice, Kenneth’s activities have focused on training the practice’s banking clients and advising them on strategic issues (such as the implementation of the Basel Accords and the ratification of the Cape Town Convention).
In parallel to his consultancy, Kenneth has developed a successful career training banks and other companies on diverse issues such as Aviation Finance, Asset Finance, Structured Finance and Loan and Lease Documentation. His training activities have taken him to numerous locations around the world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and the Netherlands.
Kenneth has an MA from Cambridge University and has qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and as an avocat at the Paris bar.