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Adam Parkin

Executive Counsel
Executive Counsel
Sydney Australia

Adam is a finance lawyer, specialising in asset and structured finance.

Adam has extensive experience on structured and asset finance transactions, regularly advising airlines, lessors, lessees, borrowers and leading Australian and international banks on a broad spectrum of complex leasing, structured finance and corporate finance transactions.

He has particular expertise in relation to aviation, shipping, equipment leasing (including yellow goods) and cross-border leasing.

Clients have acknowledged Adam for his “exceptional” client focus and transactional skills.


Adam holds a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. Adam is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • airlines (including Virgin Australia, Tiger Australia, Malaysia Airlines and Virgin Atlantic) in relation to numerous aircraft operating lease transactions, aircraft sale and leaseback transactions, secondary aircraft trades (including lessor and operator initiated trades and lease novation transactions), aircraft sales, aircraft wet leasing and subleasing (both intra-group and to external airlines) and engine leasing
  • lessors and financiers on numerous leveraged operating and finance lease transactions in relation to yellow goods mining equipment
  • a range of Australian banks and financial institutions in the provision of various operating and finance lease transactions in relation to various classes of rolling stock and other moveable equipment
  • various helicopter lessors in relation to the Australian leasing and financing of several helicopters