Sebastien Allain

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Sebastien Allain

Sebastien Allain


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Sebastien Allain is a banking and finance lawyer based in Paris. He focuses on asset finance and the transportation sector.

Sebastien has extensive experience acting for banks, export credit agencies and airlines on a range of transactions including  cross-border financing and leasing, pre-delivery financings, sale and purchase of aircraft, syndicated lending, tax based structures and export credit agency backed transactions.

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London School of Economics and Political Science – Law (LLB) with First Class Honours

BPP Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course with Distinction

  • qualified in England & Wales 2012
  • Solicitor
  • Solicitor, qualified in Ireland 2016
  • BNP Paribas – on the French tax lease financing of three B777 aircraft for Turkish Airlines
  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and DVB Bank – on the financing of three ATR aircraft to Braathens Aviation
  • European Flag carrier – on the PDP financing and sale and leasebacks of four A320 CEOs and NEOs and two A330 NEOs
  • BNP Paribas – on the French tax lease financing of five B737 aircraft with Ex-Im Bank support for SunExpress
  • French Bank - Financing of a major rail operator's purchase of rolling stock for use in Austria
  • Export Credit Agencies – on the first export credit agency supported financing of the SuperJet 100 aircraft for delivery to a Mexican airline
  • European Bank – on the financing and leasing of several Gulfstream G650ERs to a charterer
  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and KfW Ipex-Bank– French lease financing of A380 aircraft for Qatar Airways, being the first French lease financing of an A380 aircraft for a middle eastern carrier
  • Various financial institutions – on the sale of lease tails backed by Export Credit Agency support
  • Export Credit Agency – on the financing of
  • European Export Credit Agencies  – on the restructuring of their portfolio of financings to a major international airline.
  • Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and HSBC - French lease financing of multiple A380 aircraft for Qatar Airways
  • Various financial institutions – on the syndicated financing of two Boeing 777-300 aircraft put on lease to Emirates
  • Various French Banks – on numerous French tax lease structures to Chinese Lessors
  • English
  • French