Azizbek Akhmadjonov

Azizbek Akhmadjonov is our exclusively recommended Asset Finance Services expert in Uzbekistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Azizbek directly using the contact details listed above.

Azizbek is the Head of Kosta Legal’s Real Estate and Asset Financing Teams. Azizbek advises on acquisition, financing, letting and disposal of all types of real estate in Uzbekistan, having particular knowledge of investment corporate purchases and development-related work for developers, local and foreign investors. He also has significant experience in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Having led in many major real estate transactions and bankruptcy cases, Azizbek has been recognised as an Uzbekistan’s Leading Individual in The Legal 500.

Firm Overview:

Kosta Legal is a results-oriented law firm offering a wide range of legal services to both new entrants and well-established businesses in Uzbekistan with particular expertise to offer legal advice and services to foreign investors. Based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kosta Legal works with multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions (including regional development banks), the governments of different states, and small and medium-sized businesses, along with start-ups.

Caroline Barton

Caroline Barton is our exclusively recommended Asset Finance Services expert in the Cayman Islands on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Caroline directly using the contact details listed above.

Caroline is a partner within the Corporate department in Cayman and Group Head of Banking & Asset Finance, as well as Transport & Logistics.

Her practice areas include asset finance, corporate finance, structured finance, private equity and bond offerings. She is extensively involved in aircraft and vessel financing, subscription financing and CLOs.

Caroline also has vast experience in capital markets, shipping, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions, especially working on the buyer side of transactions.

Caroline has been recognised by Who’s Who Legal with respect to Aircraft Finance, and is acknowledged as a ‘Rising Star’ in IFLR1000’s 2020 capital markets law rankings. In 2020, she was considered by Chambers Global to be an up-and-coming lawyer in a number of spaces, including structured finance, asset finance, debt capital markets and private equity. Clients characterise her as “super responsive, always available and solution-oriented.”

Caroline Barton is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society, the Law Society of England and Wales, the Cayman Islands Labour Tribunal and the Caymanian Bar Association, and a notary public registered in the Cayman Islands.

Firm Overview:

We are a full service law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory and private client and trusts practice areas. We work with our clients to achieve practical solutions whether from a single location or across multiple jurisdictions.

Through Appleby Global Services, Appleby provides a range of administration, reporting and fiduciary services focused on corporate structures. Our dedicated teams of experienced professionals work closely with our legal specialists to provide our clients with an integrated legal and corporate administration offering.

We are regularly recognised for our professionalism, integrity and excellent client service, and these are the values we pride ourselves on and are at the core of our business.

Our global presence enables us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional legal advice at the times most beneficial to our clients.

Ken Rush

Ken Rush is a partner and head of the Asset & Aviation Finance team in Ireland, where he specialises in all aspects of asset finance and leasing with a focus on the financing and leasing of aircraft, aircraft engines, helicopters and other heavy transportation assets (such as rolling stock and vessels).

Ken has extensive experience with:

– establishment of aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopter leasing platforms in Ireland;
– pre-delivery payments financing;
– export Credit Agency supported financings (including, ECGD, COFACE, HERMES, US EX-IM, CEXIM, EDC and BNDES);
– financing and/or leasing of aviation assets through Irish special purpose vehicles (including orphan and lease-in lease-out structures);
– operating and finance leasing of aviation assets;
– acquisition and disposal of aviation assets;
– the Cape Town Convention;
– asset and receivables backed financings joint venture financings and tax enhanced structured financings; and
– general banking and finance transactions, including secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated lending, limited recourse financings and structured and leveraged financings.

Ken’s clients include aircraft owners, arrangers, airlines, asset financiers and lessors.​

Ken lectures on several aviation third level and professional courses and is a regular contributor to aviation industry journals and conferences.

Prior to joining walkers Ken worked in the asset and structured finance practice of Clifford Chance, London and also in house with RBS Aerospace (now SMBC Aviation Capital).


Ken Rush of Walkers is “a leader in the aviation field” according to clients, who say his deep experience of aircraft deals give him a “persuasive authority.” One source adds: “He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He shines out over the competition because he gets to a commercial understanding much quicker than a lot of lawyers.” ~ Chambers Global 2016


Walkers is a leading international law firm. We provide legal, corporate and fiduciary services to global corporations, financial institutions, capital markets participants and investment fund managers. Our clients are the most innovative firms and institutions across the financial markets, and rely on us for our ability to provide solutions to their most important legal and business issues. We develop globally-minded, entrepreneurial lawyers who are experts in their field and committed to client service. Walkers is consistently ranked in the top tier of the leading global legal directories. Recognized for being a ‘dynamic team that is very user friendly’, a regular comment by clients is that Walkers is the “go-to” firm for offshore legal advice.