James Collins


James is a partner in our aviation finance team and focuses on finance and leasing transactions in the aviation sector. He is recognised across the leading legal directories and the aviation finance market for delivering commercially astute legal advice across a broad spectrum of aircraft asset transactions.

James is one of the most active lawyers in the sale and leaseback and operating lease markets, acting for airlines and lessors alike. He has supported one of the world's leading low cost carriers for over 10 years on its growth journey, advising on sale and leaseback, operating lease, redelivery and general commercial matters. James has also worked with a number of leading international asset managers and leasing companies on the financing, leasing, trading and ongoing management of their aircraft assets.

James is also an active participant in decarbonisation initiatives in the aviation industry. He is a regular speaker on the topic and is involved with a number of industry bodies seeking to address this key issue in the sector.

[He] is extremely hands-on and a strong negotiator.

The Legal 500 UK 2020



Chambers UK 2023 - James Collins - Ranked in
The Legal 500 UK 2023 - Recommended lawyer