Duncan Batchelor


Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


Duncan is an asset finance lawyer based in London. He has particular expertise in aircraft finance, ship finance and cross-border leasing and structured finance transactions.

Duncan has acted for airlines, banks, export-credit agencies, arrangers, lessors and investors on a range of matters including syndicated loans, pre-delivery financings, the sale and purchase of aircraft, cross-border and domestic aircraft leases and leases of vessels and rolling stock, tax-enhanced structures, Islamic finance, airline take-overs, insurance, European Investment Bank financings, and the granting and enforcement of security.

Chambers Global 2008 listed him as a ‘rising star’ praised by clients for his “aviation expertise and professional, client-oriented service.” Chambers Global 2011 describes him as a “well-known and highly regarded name”. He is also listed as a leading practitioner and described as “client focused” in The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers 2011.

Duncan spent 5 years in Germany in Norton Rose Fulbright's Munich office and is recognised as a leading practitioner in the German market. A native English speaker, Duncan also speaks fluent French, German, Russian, and some Dutch.

Duncan studied at Cambridge and in London, and trained at Norton Rose. He became a partner in 2008.

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance