Clifford Chance has added Emily DiStefano to its aviation financing practice in New York.

DiStefano joins as a partner from Debevoise & Plimpton, where she was a counsel in the corporate department. She has extensive experience in the aviation and asset finance field and among other things, will be responsible for advising clients on term loans, revolving credit facilities and credit facilities.

The firm’s America’s regional managing partner Evan Cohen welcomes DiStefano to Clifford Chance, saying: “Adding Emily’s in-depth aviation and leveraged finance expertise further bolsters our global aircraft finance practice, giving us an exceptional combination of client offerings and experience in the aviation sector.”

Speaking of her own appointment, DiStefano says: “I’m thrilled to be joining one of the world’s premier law firms and a preeminent global aircraft finance practice.”