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Tom Lennox

Fax +61.2.9513.2399
With more than 30 years' experience in banking and finance, Mr. Lennox's practice focuses on structured finance, with particular experience in the aviation, shipping and real estate sectors. He assists clients with all aspects of debt funding, including leveraged, project, structured commodity and export credit agency-backed financings. Additionally, his practice complements the firm's existing M&A, capital markets and private equity practices.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Lennox spent 19 years at a top national law firm as partner in charge of the firm's Sydney and Hong Kong offices. In addition to private practice, Mr. Lennox has also served as a General Counsel and Company Secretary for a global financial services company.


  • Listed in Best Lawyers (2014 and 2015) for Aviation Law

Professional/Civic Activities

  • New South Wales Law Society member


  • Acting, over a 25 year period, for various entities with respect to the acquisition, leasing, management and restructuring of more than 94 aircraft. 
  • Advising and documenting the acquisition and refinancing of 10 Boeing 737 aircraft for an Australian private equity group during November 2014.
  • Advising and documenting acquisitions involving sovereign entities and funds.  

Real Estate/Property 

  • Acting for various entities involved in the financing of more than AUD4 billion of real estate, including: 
    • casino and hotel developments 
    • multi-story residential developments 
    • mixed use commercial developments.

Distressed Debt 

  • Acting for entities involved in the acquisition and restructuring of distressed debt by way of deed of company arrangement.


  • Acting for an Australian based finance group, across several platforms with more than AUD2 billion assets under management.


  • Acting for entities involved in the ownership, leasing, management and restructuring of more than 20 vessels, including tankers, LPG carriers, bulk carriers and container vessels, with a value in excess of AUD650 million.