Our specialist global aviation team provides legal advice across all areas of practice. We provide solutions for a large variety of notable clients including funders, insurers, lessors, operators and owners of aircrafts and our team function on a global level with an international network of lawyers who have extensive experience in providing cross border jurisdictional advice.
We have a deep understanding of aviation and the wider transport sector and we regularly engage with clients and undertake research to enable us to identify the business challenges that lie ahead. This expertise allows us to offer specialist advice and innovative and cost effective proposals with excellent results.
We work with clients to ensure compliance with all aviation regulations and procedures and advise on aviation safety.
We advise on all aspects of transportation law and liability, including hull and air cargo claims
We can assist with corporate fundraising and offer ongoing support on corporate matters across the sector, from start-up airlines through to corporate refinancings and restructurings of airlines.
We use our in depth financial knowledge within the aviation sector to provide a wide variety of advice on matters ranging from operating leases, finance leases, sale & leasebacks and Islamic Finance alternatives to conventional financing.
Our insurance experts have an established track record of advising a number of notable aviation insurers and providing legal solutions for all aspects of insurance claims.
Our aviation liability experts deal with complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional liability claims, Hull Claims, Subrogation, Coverage, Reinsurance and Policy Wordings for the aviation market in London and internationally.
At 3pm on 30th October 2019, the Government took the final step needed to delay the UK's departure from the European Union by laying before Parliament a Statutory Instrument to change the definition of 'exit day' in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 from 31st October 2019 to 31st January 2020.
On 24th September 2019 the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Government's decision to prorogue Parliament was unlawful because it had "the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of Parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification". Following the decision, Parliament has reconvened. Although providing clarity upon the UK constitution, this decision may be seen by some as creating even greater uncertainty about whether Brexit will happen and if so, when and upon what terms?
A key summary by Babita Ambekar, Head of India: Corporate at DWF, on the latest proposals raised by Indian Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, with respect to the further opening up of select industry sectors to additional foreign direct investment.
It is the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine as legislators across the globe clamp down on the sale of fossil fueled vehicles and electric vehicles present themselves as a viable alternative. Provided the right legal and commercial conditions exist, there is the opportunity for a real power shift in the world of commercial transport.
68% of surveyed respondents in our latest report believe that AI and its benefits for commercial transport are overhyped. Add to that the industry's concerns relating to data security, job losses, ethical use, personal privacy rights and potential liabilities arising out of the use of AI, and the conclusion must be that the adoption of AI in the transport industry is no slam dunk.