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Agissant par l’entremise d’un seul groupe de pratique international, Clyde & Co est largement reconnu pour être le cabinet en droit aérien par excellence dans le monde.

Connaissance approfondie de l’industrie dans l’ensemble du secteur

Connaissance approfondie de l’industrie dans l’ensemble du secteur

Pour tenir compte de la nature internationale du secteur, nous sommes dotés d’un réseau d’avocats en droit aérien expérimentés qui travaillent dans nos bureaux partout dans le monde. Nous sommes ainsi disponibles au moment et à l’endroit où nos clients ont besoin de nous.

Notre équipe de droit aérien fait tous les efforts pour s’assurer que nous avons une connaissance inégalée des développements dans l’industrie. Nous sommes aussi alertes et agiles, c’est-à-dire que nous pouvons réagir aux innovations du marché et aux incidents de façon rapide et constructive.

Nous nous intéressons particulièrement aux compagnies aériennes. Nous comprenons les défis et les occasions qui se présentent à elles.

Nos conseils tiennent compte des réalités de ce secteur complexe et couvrent une gamme complète d’enjeux liés à l’aviation, dont les pertes majeures, l’intervention et la responsabilité en cas d’urgence ainsi que le travail non contentieux, notamment en matière de réglementation, de finances et d’emploi.

BAu-delà de l’aviation traditionnelle, nous sommes à l’avant-garde de la pratique dans le marché de l’assurance spatiale et satellitaire, et nous nous sommes imposés en tant que principale autorité en ce qui concerne la réglementation des drones.

Preuve de notre réputation dans ce secteur, on nous demande régulièrement de contribuer à l’élaboration de lois et de règlements relatifs à l’aviation un peu partout dans le monde.

Aviation Liability Brochure

As a firm we offer a wide range of services related to the needs of airlines, air operators and other industry participants. In this interactive brochure we present our aviation liability capability.

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Brochure sur nos services en droit aérien et nos services complémentaires

Nous avons une pratique reconnue en défense des transporteurs aériens en cas de perte majeure, d'intervention d'urgence et d'incidents de sécurité aérienne. Vous trouverez dans cette brochure interactive notre éventail de services que nous pouvons offrir aux compagnies aériennes et aux exploitants d'aéronefs.

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Notre travail en droit aérien

  • All
  • Afrique
  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Royaume-Uni & Europe
  • Acklins Blue Cessna 402 crash

    Advising insurers regarding the Cessna 402 aircraft accident which crashed into Lake Killarney shortly after take-off from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Bahamas on a flight to San Salvador causing multiple fatalities.

    Bahamas

    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 maintenance services to the aircraft.

    United Kingdom

    Advising AENA on large third party liability claims

    Acting on behalf of the Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegacion Aerea (AENA) in respect of large third party liability claims including aircraft damage, ATC disputes, property damage and significant personal injury claims.

    Spain

    Afriqiyah Airways accident in Tripoli

    Advising Afriqiyah Airways and its insurers and reinsurers following the accident on flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli where aircraft touched down short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.

    Libya

    Air France flight 447 crash

    Advising insurers on Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, resulting in the deaths of all passengers and crew.

    Brazil

    Air France maintenance dispute

    Acting for Air France in a dispute with the purchaser of an aircraft, concerning disputed maintenance status of aircraft, including issues of modification and repair and historical scheduled maintenance issues to a fleet of Boeing 747.

    United Kingdom

    Air New Zealand aircraft damage recovery claim

    Acting for Air New Zealand against Manchester Airport’s handling company in respect of damage to one of its aircraft, resulting in a rare successful recovery against a handling company.

    New Zealand

    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

    Airport Fuel Supply Agreements

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

    Germany
  • Yemenia Airways flight 626 accident

    Advising insurers in respect of over 2500 passenger claims following Yemenia Airways Airbus accident on approach to runway, causing one fatality.

    Comoros

    Allied Air Flight 111 crash

    Advising insurers on an Allied Air Boeing 727 cargo plane which overran the runway on landing and broke through the airport perimeter fence causing fatalities and multiple ground injuries.

    Ghana

    Repair claim regarding helicopter accident

    Acting for Insurers in respect of a repair claim arising from a helicopter accident in Ghana (2010)

    Ghana

    Kenya Airways flight KQ507 accident

    Dealing with the legal liability claims arising out of an accident to Kenya Airways flight KQ507 which crashed immediately after takeoff from Douala International Airport.

    Kenya

    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

    Nairobi total loss

    Acting for insurers on Nairobi total loss of aircraft on departure from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (2014)

    Kenya

    Afriqiyah Airways accident in Tripoli

    Advising Afriqiyah Airways and its insurers and reinsurers following the accident on flight from Johannesburg to Tripoli where aircraft touched down short of the runway, broke up and caught fire.

    Libya

    Royal Air Maroc: AFIC-support French tax lease financing

    Acting on the AFIC-supported French tax lease financing of two Boeing 787-9 aircraft with BNP Paribas.

    Morocco

    Royal Air Maroc: award-winning aircraft financing

    Acting on the AFIC-supported French tax lease financing of one Boeing 737-8 aircraft and one Boeing 787-9 aircraft with BNP Paribas.  This transaction won the following awards: Global Transport Finance 2018 Aircraft Tax Lease of the Year and Airline Economics Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Editor’s Deal of the Year 2018.

    Morocco

    Dana Airlines disaster in Lagos

    Advising insurers regarding Dana Airlines flight 992 which crashed on its approach to Lagos, destroying the aircraft. All passengers and crew perished.

    Nigeria
  • Acklins Blue Cessna 402 crash

    Advising insurers regarding the Cessna 402 aircraft accident which crashed into Lake Killarney shortly after take-off from Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), Bahamas on a flight to San Salvador causing multiple fatalities.

    Bahamas

    Air France flight 447 crash

    Advising insurers on Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean between Rio de Janeiro and Paris, resulting in the deaths of all passengers and crew.

    Brazil

    Reinsurance issues

    Advising reinsurers on issues arising from Mexican helicopter loss (2014)

    Mexico

    Asiana Airlines San Francisco Airport accident

    Boeing 777-200ER accident flying from Seoul, crashed on landing at San Francisco International Airport injuring 181 people and killing three others.

    United States

    Virgin America aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lenders, financing the acquisition of two A319-100s by way of operating lease.

    United States

    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

    Wage and hour class action

    Managing multi-state wage and hour class action litigation and coordinating nationwide HR wage and hour compliance audits for newly merged ground handling service company

    United States

    USD 21 million dollar fire defense

    Representing an airport fuel farm services provider in defense of a USD 21 million dollar claim related to airline disruptions

    United States

    Part 91 operations for Thai-owned Gulfstream 550

    Managed the stock sale, purchase agreement and formation of a new Florida corporation to operate multiple international aircraft management and aviation service agreements for a foreign owner of a Part 91 operation for a Gulfstream 550 in Thailand

    United States

    B-707 cargo crash

    Representing and securing a dismissal for US cargo airline in a crash of a B-707 in Ecuador, causing over 35 deaths, over 100 burn victims and over 5,000 separate claims

    United States
  • Catering company contamination claim

    Representing the Australian arm of a multi-national catering company in connection with an alleged listeria contamination, involving an indemnity claim by the carrier in respect of 180 plus claims pursued in Australia, and an investigation into the downstream supply chain.

    Australia

    Australian Airlines acquiring an aircraft on an operating lease

    Acting for the lenders financing the acquisition of an A34-300 on operating lease.

    Australia

    Hong Kong Airlines aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lender, financing the acquisition of two new 737-800s subject to Hong Kong Airlines operating leases.

    Hong Kong

    Nepal Airlines chartered flight crash

    Advising insurers in respect of the chartered flight to Jomsom from Pokhara which crashed on the banks of Kaligandaki river near the airport after it skidded off the runway while making a turn.

    Nepal

    Air New Zealand aircraft damage recovery claim

    Acting for Air New Zealand against Manchester Airport’s handling company in respect of damage to one of its aircraft, resulting in a rare successful recovery against a handling company.

    New Zealand

    Sri Lankan Airlines finance lease structure

    Advising on the financing of an A320 simulator for Sri Lankan Airlines by way of a finance lease structure from a Dutch credit provider.

    Sri Lanka
  • Royal Jordanian: commercial aircraft financing

    Representing Royal Jordanian Airlines in the financing and delivery of 2 Boeing B787-8 aircraft with DVB Bank.

    Jordan

    Qatar aircraft leasing

    Provided Qatari law advice to a leading lessor in connection with financing and leasing of aircraft and engines.

    Qatar

    Qatar dispute

    Representing an AOC holder in a regulatory dispute with the Civil Aviation Authority in Qatar.

    Qatar

    Leasing and delivery for Saudi low-cost carrier

    Acting for a Saudi based low cost carrier in connection with the leasing and deliveries of A320 and A330 aircraft.

    Saudi Arabia

    National airlines restructuring in the GCC

    Advising a national airline in the GCC area on the restructuring of its workforce and the resulting redundancies.

    Saudi Arabia

    UAE operator

    Advising a UAE operator in connection with leasing helicopters to Nigeria and Malaysia.

    United Arab Emirates

    Luxury air operator

    Advising a UAE luxury air services operator in connection with the restructuring of existing leasing arrangements of two Boeing Business Jets.

    United Arab Emirates

    Delivery financing of 12 Airbus A320 family aircraft

    Acting for Air Arabia in relation to the delivery financing for 6 Airbus A320 aircraft and the leasing of 6 Airbus A321neo aircraft.

    United Arab Emirates

    Engine lease transaction

    Advising ELFC in connection with engine lease transactions to several UAE airlines.

    United Arab Emirates

    UAE Airport Free Zone

    Advising a regional airport free zone in conducting a market and financial feasibility study for a planned airport city, including an industrial hub. The study included conducting a detail demand and supply analysis based upon direct and indirect demand.

    United Arab Emirates
  • Long term contract frustration and ICC proceedings

    Acting for JAT in ICC proceedings on a dispute concerning frustration of a long term contract, arising out of sanctions and return of maintenance reserves.

    France

    Airport Fuel Supply Agreements

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

    Germany

    English primary proceedings and Injunction enforcement

    Acting for Gamit Ltd in claims for breach of contract for VVIP maintenance of Royal Flight B747. Advising on and securing interim seizure injunctions over engines in Germany, culminating in obtaining a multi-million pound judgment for our client.

    Germany

    Terminating a long term maintenance contract

    Acting for Romanian flag carrier airline (TAROM) defending proceedings brought by Jet 2 in the English Commercial Court for a multi million pound claim for termination of a long-term heavy maintenance contract. Issues include alleged anticipatory breach, wrongful repudiation, and complex causation and damages arguments.

    Romania

    Spanair Flight 5022 accident

    Advising Insurers on accident to Spanair scheduled flight from Madrid to Gran Canaria which crashed on take off resulting in multiple fatalities.

    Spain

    Advising AENA on large third party liability claims

    Acting on behalf of the Aeropuertos Espanoles y Navegacion Aerea (AENA) in respect of large third party liability claims including aircraft damage, ATC disputes, property damage and significant personal injury claims.

    Spain

    High profile Turkish aircraft loss

    Working on claim issues deriving from high profile Turkish aircraft loss at sea (2012)

    Turkey

    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 maintenance services to the aircraft.

    United Kingdom

    Air France maintenance dispute

    Acting for Air France in a dispute with the purchaser of an aircraft, concerning disputed maintenance status of aircraft, including issues of modification and repair and historical scheduled maintenance issues to a fleet of Boeing 747.

    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

Notre équipe de droit aérien

Rob Lawson QC
Rob Lawson QC

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

Maria Cetta
Maria Cetta

Partner

Peter Macara
Peter Macara

Partner

Mark Bisset
Mark Bisset

Partner

Enrique Navarro
Enrique Navarro

Partner

Gareth Lewis
Gareth Lewis

Partner

Kevin Sutherland
Kevin Sutherland

Partner

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

Partner

John Samiotis
John Samiotis

Partner

Andrew Harakas
Andrew Harakas

Partner

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