Dominic Pearson
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Dominic Pearson

Watson Farley & Williams

United Kingdom

Dominic has extensive experience in both the London and New York markets advising banks, ECAs, underwriters, issuers, borrowers, lessors and airlines in a broad range of aviation finance transactions including aviation related asset-backed securitisations (ABS), other complex warehouse and portfolio financings, and large portfolio sales.

He is one of the principal advisors to the Aviation Working Group in relation to the Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS), and is their lead lawyer on the drafting of the GATS ‘e-terms’ and standard form trust documents and the author of the new GATS chapter in the 5th edition of Aircraft Financing. He is also the firm’s representative on the executive committee of AWG’s legal advisory panel.

Dominic was named on Airline Economics’ prestigious 40 under 40 2020 list, which recognises the most outstanding individuals in that age group active in the aviation finance and leasing industry.

Dominic is qualified to practice in both England & Wales and the US states of New York and California.

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