Hogan Lovells has announced that Mehtap Cevher Conti has joined the firm’s finance practice as a partner in the New York office, the law firm said in a statement.

Cevher Conti, who most recently was with Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer, has more than 15 years of experience in finance, particularly in aviation finance.

She advises banks, export credit agencies, aircraft lessors, and airlines on a broad range of transactions for airlines and corporate lessors in multiple jurisdictions.

Matthew Cottis, global head of the finance practice at Hogan Lovells, said: “We expect that Mehtap will work closely with our capital markets team in New York, as well as with our strong asset finance team in London.”

Cevher Conti’s work in the commercial airline space includes secured debt, export credit agency supported transactions, sale and leaseback transactions, and aircraft portfolio acquisitions.

Cevher Conti said: “Globally, Hogan Lovells has a significant finance practice and extensive experience representing aircraft lessors, financiers and operators in the aviation sector.”

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“I look forward to helping to expand the practice here in New York as well as in London.”

Michael DeLarco, office managing partner for Hogan Lovells’s New York office, said: “Mehtap has a great reputation in the financial services community and her addition aligns well with our efforts to grow in areas where our clients need us most.”

Cevher Conti currently serves as the president of the 2020 board of directors of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and on the Steering Committee of the Advancing Women in Aviation Roundtable (AWAR).

She is a graduate from Boston College Law School, US, and from Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.