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Non-Contentious Commercial Aviation

Advising on non-contentious matters to support commercial airlines

Our non-contentious commercial aviation team has experience in all types of aviation related work, whether in the context of commercial contracts, corporate transactions, fleeting programmes, disputes, development of aviation infrastructure or insured liabilities.

We have worked with many clients over the last 80 years, including airport operators, airlines, insurers, aviation trade and service organisations, operators, banks, financial institutions, aircraft owners, investors and lessors. We know the market inside and out.

Our international commercial aviation group has considerable experience in commercial transactions, including outsourcing, commercial and IT procurement, intellectual property, e-commerce, direct marketing and data protection. We are consistently recognised by leading legal directories and commentators as the world's premier aviation law firm.

Our team has developed a strong focus on the specific needs of clients, ranging from the arrangements for an airline's online ticket sales and related payments, to the self-service check-in and baggage drop kiosks at the airports that they fly in and out of.

We also provide clients with a range of corporate services including contractual advice, assistance in relation to appropriate group investment structures, airline privatisations, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals.

Our Non-Contentious Commercial Aviation work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • UK & Europe
  • The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Common-use Terminal.

    Advising the Airport's Local User Board on its agreement for the provision of Common Use Terminal equipment and the provision of Common Use Self-Service kiosks at Kenya's main airport.

    Kenya

    Intellectual Property issues during purchase

    Advising an African airline on the IP aspects of a purchase of a fleet of aircraft from Airbus.

    Nigeria
  • USD 4.2 billion airport expansion project construction contracts

    Reviewing and amending a suite of construction contracts for an airport expansion project valued at USD 4.2 billion.

    United States
  • Airport Fuel Supply Agreements

    Advising an international oil company on its fuel supply agreements with different European airports.

    Germany

    Acquisition and Delivery of New Aircraft

    Advising an airline on aircraft procurement, from drafting responses to manufacturers for proposals, sourcing and acquisition of aircraft, drafting specifications on the fitting out of aircraft, delivery issues, taking delivery of the aircraft, and advising on contracts with providers of...

    United Kingdom

    Aircraft Supplier Contract Arrangements

    Advising a supplier of aircraft seats and galley equipment on all aspects of its contractual arrangements with its customers.

    United Kingdom

    Airline E-ticket sales

    Advising various airlines and travel operators on their arrangements regarding the online sale of tickets and related payments.

    United Kingdom

    Aviation Intellectual Property Issues

    Advising a range of clients operating in the aviation sector on a variety of IP issues including advice on trademark and brand strategy and protection, potential trade mark oppositions, copyright issues and trademark renewal strategies.

    United Kingdom

Our Non-Contentious Commercial Aviation team

Tom van der Wijngaart
Tom van der Wijngaart

Partner

Roger Whipp
Roger Whipp

Partner

Mark Bisset
Mark Bisset

Partner

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