Aviation

Team Partners

The firm’s Aviation practice is known for providing creative, solution-focused and clear-cut advice and representation to local and international airlines, operators, regulators and key players in the aviation sector on commercial transactions and in aviation litigation and claims.

Our clients include airlines, aircraft and helicopter operators, and leasing companies and financiers.  We offer expert advice on acquisitions of aircraft, helicopters and equipment, leasing, financing and security arrangements, registration and de-registration of aircraft related-issues and representations of airlines and aircraft operators in relation to litigation and claims, regulatory and administrative law issues.  Our aviation team also routinely advises on regulatory compliance, liability and commercial matters.

The Aviation team’s many successes include representing Virgin Atlantic Airways in a labour dispute at the National Industrial Court, and advised as well as represented Virgin Atlantic Airways at a hearing by a Select Committee of the House of Representatives on Aviation and Labour.  The team also defended South African Airways in a claim arising from cargo and passenger liability; represented Air Atlanta in claims against a Nigerian Airline for recovery of over US$9 million debt arising from aircraft wet lease agreements, and defended McDonnel Douglas Corporation in a suit for negligence and claims for compensation arising from an air accident in Saudi Arabia.