Hong Kong – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe represented Standard Chartered Bank and Korea Development Bank (KDB) as joint lead arrangers, KDB and Standard Chartered Bank Korea Limited as swap providers and DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited as note trustee, in the US$370 million securitization of future-flow airline ticket receivables originated by Asiana Airlines, Inc. The yen-denominated receivables arise from the sale of passenger airline tickets on Asiana’s flights between Japan and Korea.
This transaction is Asiana’s sixth cross-border securitization since its first issuance in 2000 and the second airline-related securitization in recent months where Orrick has advised KDB. In November 2011, Orrick assisted KDB on the ground-breaking Korea Airlines future-flow securitization which was awarded “Deal of the Year” by several publications.
Michelle Taylor, head of Orrick’s Asia structured finance and securitization team, said: “We have seen a significant rebound in securitization matters recently, with Korea remaining one of the most active markets in Asia. We are pleased to be able to assist our long-time clients in these challenging, multi-jurisdictional transactions and congratulate Asiana on their successful offering.”
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