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Aviation & Yachts

Advice type


Financial matters


Asset class

Alternative assets

Client types

Finance professionals


International UHNWs

Private clients

Geographical focus

United Kingdom


Sector focus

Legal Advisory Services


Sarah Fairweather


Spear's Review

Splitting her time between the firm’s Solent and London offices, Sarah Fairweather oversees its most complex asset financing and commercial cases, bring her 20 years of experience to bear.

Examples of cases she has successfully overseen include advising a flag carrier on the purchase of five Airbus aircraft; advising a private equity company on its Boeing financing and security arrangements for its client; and advising a company on their negotiations over rolling stock leases worth more than £250 million.

Fairweather is a legal director who also heads up Shoomiths’ aviation and marine arm, which falls under its banking and finance team. She trained at Blake Morgan and has worked at Freshfields and Bird & Bird’s offices in Hong Kong.

Adviser Profile

Sarah heads up Shoosmiths' transactional Aviation and Marine offering, as part of the firm's banking and finance team, splitting her time between Shoosmiths' London and Solent offices.

She is an experienced Aviation and Marine lawyer advising lenders and HNW individuals on the financing, acquisition and disposal of aircraft and pleasure yachts. She also advises on leasing and chartering agreements.

Sarah has a growing reputation in the marine and aviation sector and has acted on multi-jurisdictional transactions on behalf of borrower and lender clients. Acting for borrowers, lenders and investors means Sarah has a practical understanding of the needs of all parties to aviation and marine financing transactions.

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2021, Aviation & Yachts - Finance and Legal


United Kingdom



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