Sam Wager

Senior Associate

Sam has experience in acting for lenders, operating lessors, ECAs and airlines across the whole spectrum of aviation finance matters including; debt financing, export credit backed transactions, portfolio purchases and sales and Japanese operating leases.
Sam has also completed secondments at the French export credit agency Bpifrance Assurance Export, the Dubai based lessor DAE and international airline TUI.


Representative matters

A syndicate of UAE banks in connection with a $1bn unsecured revolving credit facility to a Middle Eastern lessor.

A European bank in connection with the financing by a Mexican airline of its pre-delivery payments under its A320/A321 purchase agreement by way of an uncommitted sustainability linked revolving credit facility.

A European lessor in connection with the pre-delivery payment financing and sale and leaseback to a Canadian airline of 6 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

A Middle-Eastern flag carrier in connection with a procurement / re-fleeting project, involving negotiation of manufacturer purchase agreements, engine maintenance contracts and operating lease agreements with various parties.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.