robert wray pllc (RW) is pleased to announce that Louis E. Emery, former Assistant General Counsel – Transportation, of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank), has joined RW as Senior Counsel. Mr. Emery will support the firm’s clients on transportation-related finance and restructurings, with a particular focus on the export and aviation sectors.

Geraldine Mataka, Managing Member of the firm remarked:  “We are thrilled to welcome Louis to the RW team. Working with him for many years while he was at EXIM Bank gave us firsthand knowledge of the depth of his expertise in the transportation industry. Louis’ impressive credentials and stellar reputation within the aviation community will further enhance the firm’s ability to continue to provide exceptional legal advice and service to our clients.

During his tenure of over twenty years at EXIM Bank, Mr. Emery directed a team of in-house lawyers and external counsel in supporting the financing, asset-management, restructuring and asset recovery of aircraft, engines and related equipment. He and his team were involved in many billions of dollars of financing for large commercial passenger and cargo aircraft, jet engines, helicopters and spare parts in numerous countries around the world. Mr. Emery was also a key member of the US inter-departmental negotiating team for the development and implementation of the Cape Town Convention (CTC) and the Aircraft Protocol to the CTC, which has become one of the most successful private international law treaties, and has greatly impacted how aircraft, engines, and helicopters are financed.

Having worked closely with the firm’s diverse, knowledgeable and collegial team of industry experts for many years, I am delighted to become part of a team that has created an ideal productive and enjoyable professional working environment,” Mr. Emery said.

About robert wray pllc RW is a boutique international law firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City.  The firm has successfully closed over 100 cross-border transactions totaling over US$5 billion in 30 countries. The firm serves as outside counsel to lenders and export credit agencies and recently closed the EXIM Bank-guaranteed financing of spare engines and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for Turkish Airlines.