Dr. Manuela Krach is a special counsel in the London office of K&L Gates LLP and a member of the banking and asset finance practice group, concentrating her practice on aviation finance matters.
She regularly advises clients on complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional aviation transactions and deals with numerous players in the industry: airlines, lessors, financiers and manufacturers. Manuela has extensive experience advising on operating as well as finance lease agreements, from lessee and lessor side, negotiating on behalf of her clients all aspects of a transaction including commercial details based on client’s needs and market experience. In addition, she guides them through all phases of complex aircraft acquisitions with manufacturers based in Europe and North America, starting from the negotiation of major aircraft purchase orders with leading manufacturers on behalf of airline clients and pre-delivery payment arrangements until actual aircraft delivery. This also includes sophisticated structures for sale and lease-back transactions and other structured financing solutions, such as Islamic finance structures, insurance-backed finance or private note issuances. Manuela also advises clients in the aviation sector on a wide range of commercial agreements involving for example aircraft conversions and licensing issues.