Katherine Fleming

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5458
Singapore
Singapore
T:+65 6309 5458
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Katherine Fleming

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Biography

Katherine Fleming is an aviation and asset finance lawyer based in Singapore.

She has acted for airlines and lessors on a range of aircraft leasing matters, including: operating leases; wet leases; spare engine leases; aircraft acquisition and disposals; and new manufacturer purchase orders.  

She also has experience of advising on aircraft financing, including: debt finance (including Islamic financing); tax structures; capital markets financing (including EETC); and export credit financing. Katherine also recently completed a secondment at Standard Chartered in its Singapore office. 


Professional experience

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  • University of Cambridge, History, MA (Cantab)
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course
  • qualified in England & Wales
  • Assisted a lender with the financing of a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft for lease by a Korean low cost carrier
  • Advised a senior lender on the financing of a new Boeing 787-9 aircraft for lease by a Korean airline
  • Supported an operating lessor on the operating leases of six used Boeing 737-800 aircraft for lease to a Korean low cost carrier and the back-to-back purchase of those aircraft
  • Advised the lender on the restructuring of a series of loan and lease facilities for Sikorsky and Eurocopter helicopters operated by CHC Helicopters
  • Advised an airline on its Japanese operating leases for four new Boeing 787-9 aircraft with various Japanese equity providers and international financial institutions
  • Assisted InterGlobe Aviation Limited with its operating leases for used Airbus A320 aircraft, the sale and lease back for new Airbus A320 aircraft, novations and lease amendments
  • Supported Scandinavian Airlines System Denmark-Norway-Sweden on the sale and leaseback of new Airbus A320neo aircraft
  • Advised an airline on its purchase order for Airbus A320 family aircraft from Airbus
  • Assisted an airline with its EETC financing for fourteen new aircraft with Japanese operating leases
  • Advised lenders on the export credit-supported financing and leasing of helicopters from AgustaWestland and Airbus Helicopters for a global helicopter service provider to be operated and registered in a range of jurisdictions, including Nigeria, East Timor, Mozambique, The Netherlands and Australia
  • Guided European export credit agencies and lenders on the export credit-supported debt financing (with capital markets take out option) of fifteen ATR 72-600 aircraft for leasing and operation by member airlines within the Avianca-TACA airline group
  • Advised European export credit agencies and lenders on the export credit-supported financing of Airbus A320, A321, A330 and A380 aircraft for a variety of operating lessors and airlines for operation in a range of jurisdictions, including Fiji, Jordan, India, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia.
  • English