Sebastian M. Smith


Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 28F
1-23-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku


Sebastian Smith is a partner in the firm’s Tokyo office. Mr. Smith has wide ranging aviation experience and regularly advises leasing companies, financial institutions, export credit agencies, institutional lenders and airlines in respect of cross-border aircraft and ship finance and leasing transactions. He has significant experience with the Japanese Operating Leases with Call Option (JOLCO) market in Japan, as well as advising on sub-contracting of cargo services for an international airline.

In addition to his asset finance experience, Mr. Smith has general banking experience and has advised on finance transactions for investments into Indonesia.


  • Masters of Engineering, University of Edinburgh (2001)
    (Mechanical Engineering with Management)
  • PgDL, Nottingham Law School (2002)
  • Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School (2003)


Japan (Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi - registered foreign lawyer)), Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
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