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Airline Economics Names Niels Jensen to 2022 40 Under 40 List

Airline Economics Names Niels Jensen to 2022 40 Under 40 List

Airline Economics  names Vinson & Elkins partner Niels Jensen in its 2022 “40 Under 40” list, honoring outstanding young professionals in the aviation industry.

Jensen, co-head of the Firm’s Aviation Finance practice, is experienced in a broad range of corporate debt and asset-backed financing transactions, as well as restructurings, portfolio trading and joint ventures—including Asset Backed Securitization (ABS), enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETCs), secured corporate bonds, term loans and warehouse facilities, many of which have been recognized as the most innovative transactions in the sector.

In an interview with Airline Economics, Jensen said, “my career highlight was starting my own aviation group at Vinson & Elkins this year. Being able to translate everything I have learned and the relationships I have built into a new platform focused on long-term strategic partnerships with our clients is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Airline Economics highlights Jensen’s recent representation of a US-based lessor in its out-of-court restructuring and recapitalization, as well as bondholders and distressed investors in LATAM Airline Group’s Chapter 11.

When asked how the industry is adapting, Jensen said, “I hope that we can keep modernizing our industry, both in terms of carbon-neutral flying and more diverse leadership. The sector has made notable progress on both fronts, and both topics are getting their fair share of attention. Our team is therefore engaged in supporting the industry’s energy transition, e.g. via SAF projects, and propelling diverse future leaders inside and outside of Vinson & Elkins.”

The complete “40 Under 40” list can be found here.

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