Clifford Chance names new Head of Global Asset Finance Group  

Clifford Chance has appointed Zarrar Sehgal (pictured) as the new Head of its Global Asset Finance Group. Sehgal, who is a partner at the firm, will lead the team of 125 asset finance lawyers, providing clients with full-service advice in collaboration with the firm’s global corporate, tax, insolvency, litigation and regulatory practices. 

Sehgal takes over the role from William Glaister and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in asset finance. He is already co-head of the Global Financial Markets group in the Americas and head of the firm’s Global Transport & Logistics sector group. He is also recognized as one of the foremost experts on a wide variety of international asset finance transactions, including acquisition financing, leveraged leasing, secured lending, structured financing, and export credit agency-supported financings. 
Sehgal’s appointment as the new Head of the Global Asset Finance Group reflects the firm’s commitment to providing top-tier advice and support to its clients in the increasingly complex and fast-paced world of asset finance. The team, which spans across the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, advises on all aspects of asset finance, including aircraft and shipping finance, rolling stock and equipment finance, and project finance. 

Global Head of Financial Markets Emma Matebalavu offers, “Zarrar is renowned industry-wide for his knowledge and expertise, having worked extensively on some of the most complex asset finance transactions in the market globally. I am delighted to announce his appointment to lead the Asset Finance group which is a core element of our world-leading, award-winning international finance practice. I am confident that Zarrar will build on the stellar legacy of our brilliant global assets team by leading with absolute focus and dedication to our clients globally and I really look forward to working with him in his new role.” 

Sehgal shares, “With thanks to William Glaister for his many years of contributions, I step into this role to lead an incredibly ambitious and successful group. I am excited for us to continue to leverage what makes us so unique – an unrivalled level of experience and insight, supported by access to a truly integrated global network. We remain the law firm of choice for complex asset finance transactions.”