Leiza is one of LCN’s Associate Directors, specialising in corporate and investment structures, with a particular focus on property and aviation.
Leiza graduated from Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Jurisprudence and completed her Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School. Leiza then trained and qualified at ‘magic circle’ law firm Linklaters, where she practised out of both the Sao Paulo and London offices, assisting on a number of high profile matters and counting numerous blue-chip corporates amongst the clients that she worked for.
On leaving Linklaters, Leiza joined Clyde & Co LLP, another UK-headquartered international law firm, where she remained for 8 years. During that time she continued to develop her corporate skills and advised on matters such as M&A transactions, joint ventures and group restructurings. She also developed a keen interest in investment structures and began to focus on assisting internationally acclaimed property developers on large scale, high value, prime London developments.
Leiza joined LCN Legal from A J Walter Aviation, where she was Head of Legal. During her time with A J Walter, Leiza managed the group’s legal department and advised on a variety of aviation and commercial matters, such as the sale, purchase and leasing of aircraft and engines, engine management agreements, teardown agreements, distribution and agency agreements and service agreements. She was also responsible for training the staff in the company as regards anti-bribery and compliance protocol.
Leiza draws on her wealth of experience to advise LCN Legal’s clients on corporate and investment structures, particularly within the property and aviation sectors. Her in-house exposure has made her a particularly commercial lawyer and she is noted for her ability to offer practical and effective legal solutions.