He is down to earth, pragmatic and sensible. He is also not afraid to challenge how a deal has been structured if he thinks there is a more efficient way of achieving the same result for the client. I feel he is a safe pair of hands for more complex aviation and securitization transactions. (Legal 500, 2022)
The most interesting part for me is learning about how both my lender and borrower clients make money. Learning about their businesses, how they achieve success, and how they plan to continue that success. That understanding allows me to offer better counsel on a given transaction.
My goal is to focus on what is important and to be collaborative and constructive. When a deal closes, I want our clients to feel both that their interests were vigorously represented and that we got them across the finish line as painlessly as possible for all involved.
Niels is a huge contributor to the success of his clients. He has worked on many first-of-their-kind transactions and is also at the forefront in developing solutions to complex issues. (Airfinance Journal - Guide to Aviation Lawyers 2020)
I have a broad base of experience in the finance area — there's very little I haven't seen and done. I draw on that experience when structuring deals for my clients to think through complicated problems and anticipate variables and outcomes.
I love helping a company secure the necessary financing to grow and innovate. That’s why I like working on the borrower and sponsor side; you have a personal connection to the companies that are actively involved in the space and are driving the market forward.
I enjoy working with really smart and interesting clients, particularly private equity firms, and helping them solve their most difficult financing problems. Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to work closely with my clients and gain an insider’s view into their businesses and their industries.
We have a very diverse practice: We have a strong borrower side practice and strong lender side practice. Ultimately, I think that gives us broad visibility as to what's going on in the market and we use it to help our clients go efficiently from point A to point Z.