Bird & Bird welcomes partner Brett Hailey to its London office and International Aviation Sector Group. Brett is recognised as a leading aircraft financing and leasing lawyer and brings more than 20 years of experience in the aviation sector. Brett has worked in London, Paris, Singapore and Istanbul. He has experience acting for lenders and export-credit agencies and also for airframe and engine manufacturers on a broad range of financing structures. He has acted for airlines on major fleet renewal programmes and on finance and has also advised airlines and lessors on leasing and financing transactions. Brett was seconded to J.P. Morgan in 2012 as senior consultant advising on a large number of export-credit financings. He joins Bird & Bird from SNR Denton.