Aviation & Space

Aviation & Space

Aviation law is the branch of law that relates to aircraft, flight regulations, safety agreements, and associated legal and business concerns. Some aviation law intersects with admiralty law and is international in nature. However, the business aspects of airlines and their regulation also fall under aviation law. Aviation lawyers provide commercial, regulatory and insurance advice and litigation services to the world's airlines, manufacturers and financiers. Aircraft leasing and finance are key areas of activity, but issues also arise in relation to competition and state aid, insolvency and restructuring, emissions trading rules and aviation disasters. Our services in this area include:

Defending bodily injury, baggage and cargo claims against airlines

Defending aviation product liability claims

Handling and defending general aviation, private and small commercial aviation claims

Defending class actions against airlines

Counsel in complex multi-jurisdictional litigation resulting from air accidents, incidents and commercial differences

Counsel on aviation and space arbitrations

Advice on insurance coverage

Representing air carriers

Advice on aviation risk management

Advice on operating international air services