Tejaswi Nimmagadda

Tejaswi Nimmagadda

Partner, Tiang & Partners

Tejaswi is experienced in all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing, including pre-delivery payment financing, export credit agency supported financing, operating and finance leasing, sale and lease backs, structured financing, portfolio acquisitions and sales, EETCs and portfolio securitisations. He has regularly acted for financiers, lessors, owners, borrowers, issuers and airlines, managers and operators.

Prior to joining Tiang & Partners, Tejaswi worked for international law firms in Sydney, New York and Singapore before moving to Hong Kong in 2016.

Tejaswi is recognised as a Leading Individual by Chambers Asia-Pacific for Aviation: Finance (International Firms) in China, and is also listed as a Next Generation Partner by Legal 500 Asia Pacific for the Asset Finance (Including Aviation and Shipping Finance) category.

Tejaswi is admitted to practice in England & Wales, Hong Kong, New York (USA) and New South Wales (Australia).

Areas of expertise

  • Aviation and asset finance and leasing
  • Trade finance
  • Infrastructure and project finance

Representative experience

  • Advising financiers and lessors on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing.
  • Advising financiers on all aspects of vessel financing and chartering.
  • Advising corporates in rolling stock financing and leasing in the energy and utilities and mining sectors.
  • Advising underwriters in asset based loan repack structures.
  • Advising corporates and financiers in yellow goods/mining equipment financing and leasing.
  • Advising financiers in trade financing (vendor financing, factoring, LCs, bank guarantees).
  • Advising corporates and financiers in receivables financing.
  • Advising corporates and financiers in insolvency/restructuring.
  • Advising corporates and financiers in commercial property financing.
  • Advising lessors and financiers on asset financing, LCC airlines on their corporate matters, and aviation and shipping clients on acquisition financing, with a particular emphasis on export credit agency (European ECAs and EXIM) supported financing and the establishment and financing of joint ventures and other alliances.
  • Advising sponsors and lenders on hybrid project and corporate financing of infrastructure projects, with a particular emphasis on projects in the shipping, energy and resources sector.

Awards and recognitions 

Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide

  • Aviation Finance in Hong Kong: Next Generation Partner

Praised as a ‘commercial and innovative practitioner’, Tejaswi Nimmagadda leads the team and frequently represents financiers, lessors, airlines, and operators, making him especially well-equipped to provide guidance on intricate bespoke mandates, including those related to ESG and sanctions matters.

‘Tejaswi Nimmagadda, who leads Tiang & Partners’ asset finance practice, is a commercial and innovative practitioner, and is supported by a strong team.’

‘Tejaswi Nimmagadda is my primary contact at the firm and is the most commercial and proactive legal counsel I have ever worked with. In addition to being technically strong, Tejaswi always considers the commercial aspects of transactions and has at times identified commercial opportunities that I myself had not considered.’

Chambers Greater China Region Guide

  • Aviation: Finance (International Firms) - China: Band 2 Lawyer

Tejaswi Nimmagadda is highly active in handling complex deals in the Asia-Pacific region. He remains a popular choice of counsel among Chinese and foreign clients on aircraft financing and leasing transactions.

‘Tejaswi has built quite a practice with his clients and is quite experienced, because he's been on both sides of the table, advising both banks and leasing companies and airlines.’


  • Banking and finance, Capital markets (equity & debt)