Restructuring - Restructurings in Aviation
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Christine is currently the Senior Vice President, Finance & Fleet Management of Finnair Oyj, the flag carrier of Finland. Christine has played a key role in the Company’s ongoing recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including fleet optimization, state aid processes, capital structure and strategy efforts. She manages a team responsible for Finnair’s aircraft assets, secured and unsecured financing in the bank and capital markets, liquidity management, cash management and payment systems, the Finnair pension fund, implementation of accounting standards such as IFRS 9 and 16, and the hedging of Finnair’s jet fuel, interest rate and currency exposures.
Prior to joining Finnair in 2012, Christine worked in investment banking in London and New York, advising airlines, aircraft lessors, shipping companies, and logistics providers on M&A and capital markets transactions.
Christine is based in Helsinki and has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Alexis Fekete joined Seabury in 2010, he is a Managing Director of Seabury Securities, is based in Dubai and London and he coordinates Seabury Securities aviation practice for Europe, the Middle East & Africa. He brings over sixteen years of advisory and investment banking experience in the aviation and aerospace industry with specialized experience in M&A, financial & operational restructuring, debt & equity raising, aircraft financing, airline & lessor due diligence. He recently led the successful restructuring & capital raise of Norwegian Air Shuttle. Alexis has originated or/and executed over 150 aviation & aerospace related transactions in his career, totaling over $16B. Earlier, Alexis was a Vice President aircraft finance at Natixis. Mr. Fekete holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Master in French Business Law & a Master Grandes Ecoles from NEOMA Business School.
Craig is a partner in our dispute resolution practice and restructuring and insolvency practice.
Craig has a broad practice, advising on a range of matters, including contentious restructuring and insolvency matters, especially complex matters in regulated industries or involving cross-border issues. He also specialises in aviation disputes and restructurings. He is a fellow of INSOL International.
Craig also advises on commercial litigation; corporate global investigations; contentious regulatory scenarios; and insurance restructuring (including schemes of arrangement and Part VII transfers).
Craig is also our country partner for Scotland and Gibraltar and the firm's training principal, responsible for all our trainee solicitors. He is the lead diversity and inclusion partner for our London dispute resolution department and an ally member of the firm's LGBTQ+ network (HALO) and black affinity network.
He speaks English and French.