Niall Daws Trainee Solicitor

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Contact Details

Niall is a Trainee Solicitor, currently working in our Commercial Services team. 

Niall is currently on secondment to BAE.

Main areas of practice

Niall has experience of UK and international tax based and non-tax based leasing arrangements as well as off balance sheet operating leases and hybrid structures involving asset support. 

Niall also has experience of multi-jurisdictional property and asset finance structures (often involving overseas tax havens) and the establishment and continued operation of co-ownership business ownership structures and employee owned business structures.


Niall has acted for aircraft lessors, operators and manufacturers in various finance and operating lease transactions, export credit backed financings, tax based financing arrangements and sale and lease back transactions.

Niall has also acted for several commercial lenders in a diverse mixture of property finance, asset finance and pure debt finance transactions.

Significant experience

Aviation: Niall has helped to establish master finance facilities for multiple commercial aircraft lessors and operators (including facilities utilising export credit support or finance).  Niall has also acted on the transfer of aircraft between international jurisdictions and the sale and purchase of both new and second hand aircraft.

Banking and Finance: Niall has assisted on transactions ranging from simple corporate finance facilities to UK national SME businesses to multi-jurisdictional finance facilities and arrangements.  In 2012/2013, Niall was seconded to one of Blake Morgan's key banking clients, assisting their lending and securities team in West London with the production of corporate lending documents and the completion of various transactions (from large scale business to business lending to lending to high net worth individuals).

Other expertise

Alternative Business Ownership: Another important area in Niall's recent work has been acting on employee buyout transactions, employee share ownership and co-ownership structures.  He has dealt with employee trusts, EMI and non-EMI share schemes and all kinds of ancillary advice in relation to the incorporation of new companies.


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