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          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 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.


          Regulatory and Compliance

          We work with clients to ensure compliance with all aviation regulations and procedures and advise on aviation safety.


          Transportation Law & Transport Liability

          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.


          Financing and Leasing

          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.


          Dispute Resolution

          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.

          Jonathan Moss

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

          Martin Pugsley

          • Partner // Head of Financial Services Sector

          Peter Barnes

          • Partner // Head of Automotive

          Andreas Panzer

          • Partner // Head of Tax (Germany)

          Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

          Heinrich-Peter Rothmann

          • Counsel // Ambassador (Retired)

          Umera Ali

          • Partner // Head of Banking & Finance (Middle East) // Global Head of Islamic Finance

          David Reid

          • Principal Lawyer
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