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        Aviation

        Whether you’re a financier, lessor, airline, aircraft operator, owner, supplier or insurer you face complex technical and legal issues that can threaten your commercial standing.

        Our specialist global aviation team provides legal advice and solutions across all areas of practice, with a particular focus on finance and, liability and insurance.

        Our aviation finance experts act for funders, lessors, operators and owners of aircraft throughout the world. Our liability and insurance experts have extensive experience in providing legal solutions to both the aviation sector and its insurers. 

        We provide sustainable solutions for the financing and leasing of business jets, light aircraft and helicopters, including advice on acquisition and disposal, inspection and pre-delivery problems, secured and unsecured loans, structured finance and chartering.

        Our experts have an established track record of successful dispute resolution, dealing with aircraft tracking, recovery, repossession and enforcement of security, operating lease and financing disputes and terminations, product liability disputes with manufacturers and maintenance providers.

        We provide advice to high-net-worth individuals and their family offices on all aspects of acquisition, disposal and financing of new and pre-owned business jet aircraft and helicopters. This is supported by services spanning operational and commercial contracts, procurement, product liability, outsourcing, distribution and supply agreements, IT, communications, e-commerce and related technologies, intellectual property, data protection, branding, patent and trademark protection, and even matters relating to social media, advertising, marketing and sponsorship.

        We are committed to maintaining our market leading service and being recognised for delivering decisive, sustainable client results within the aviation law sector.

        Our aviation liability experts deal with complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional aviation insurance and liability claims, Hull Claims, Subrogation, Coverage, Reinsurance and Policy Wordings for the aviation market in London and internationally. They have an established track record of advising a number of notable aviation insurers and providing legal solutions for all aspects of aviation commercial and liability work. This includes:

        • Insurance coverage disputes
        • Aircraft operators (including fixed wing; helicopter; microlight; glider; airships and balloons) major losses
        • Fatal accidents liability claims
        • Coroners’ Courts and Inquests following aircraft fatalities  
        • Bodily injury
        • Commercial contractual disputes
        • Hull liabilities
        • Product liability
        • Employers and Public Liability claims
        • Airport liability
        • Health and Safety Prosecutions
        • General Aviation Property Damage
        • Maintenance repair and overhaul organisations liability
        • Cross border jurisdictional advice
        • Product manufacturers
        • Small claims handling
        • Subrogation

        Partner-led expertise with an innovative approach

        DWF’s global transport practice comprises more than 60 lawyers across the globe who deliver in-depth knowledge of the automotive, maritime, rail, aviation, road transport and logistics sectors.

        Jonathan Moss

        • Partner // Head of Transport Sector // Head of Marine & Trade

        Martin Pugsley

        • Partner // Head of Financial Services Sector

        Charlotte Kelly

        • Senior Associate
        Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
        DWF Claims

        DWF Claims

        DWF Claims is a global claims management business specialising in the management and administration of all classes of commercial lines claims.
        DWF Resource

        DWF Resource

        Recruiting temporary legal services support can be costly and time consuming. In order to overcome these challenges we introduce DWF Resource – the next generation of flexible resource, helping you secure high quality, fixed-cost, flexible legal support.
        DWF Adjusting

        DWF Adjusting

        DWF Adjusting provides professional negligence-related adjusting, construction and legal expertise to insurers and underwriters involved in the construction, building and surveying sectors.