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Bermuda’s Aircraft Register: A World Leader

January 2010 Julie E. McLean

Bermuda has increasingly played an important role in the creation of aircraft asset holding entities using exempted company special purpose vehicles (SPVs) coupled with a purpose trust shareholder (SPV Structure) in export credit financings. The reasons for Bermuda’s popularity in the aircraft finance arena include: political and economic stability, recognised international financial transparency and information exchange, a respected and consistent judicial system, a favourable legislative framework and tax regime, the absence of exchange control and currency restrictions, and a respected private and commercial aircraft register. This article outlines the advantages of Bermuda’s Aircraft Register.

 

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Julie E. McLean
Director, Global Head of Aviation Finance Practice

Bermuda   +1 441 299 4925


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