Aviation

We represent a variety of clients with a full range of services on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

We provide you with practical legal advice whilst taking into account your commercial and business needs. Our team of qualified solicitors will support you to resolve your issues with clear, concise and professional advice.

Clients

We are able to advise:

  • Airlines (passenger and cargo)
  • Airport companies
  • Airport operators
  • Airport suppliers
  • Banks
  • Business jet owners
  • Civil aviation authorities
  • Corporate owners
  • Engines and components
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchisees and contractors
  • Funders
  • Governments and regulators
  • Insurance companies
  • Investors
  • Light aircraft owners
  • Maintenance and repair organisations
  • Manufacturers of aircraft
  • Private and commercial aircraft operators
  • Private individuals
  • Service providers
  • Tour operators and other travel companies

Areas of Law

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the various areas of law we can help you with.

Aircraft finance and leasing

  • Aircraft financing advice
  • Aircraft repossession
  • Operating leases
  • Leasing
  • Sale and purchase of aircraft

Aviation Dispute Resolution

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  •  Litigation

Aviation insurance

  • Carriage of passengers and cargo insurance
  • Defending and advising insurer and insured from in-bound claims such as, property damage, property losses, injury, death, etc.
  • Drafting terms of cover and exclusions
  • Insurance advice, coverage and policy issues
  • Subrogation claims
  • Supply of products and services agreements

Business & Private Aviation

  • Business jets and Very Light Jets (VLJs)
  • General aviation claims
  • Insurance and liability matters
  • Operation and management agreements
  • Sale, purchase and finance transactions
  • Leasing of airplanes
  • Registration of airplanes

Commercial Aviation

  • Airport letting and leasing
  • Airport planning permission advice
  • Commercial contracts with airlines and suppliers: ground handling contracts, maintenance and repairs contracts, conditions of carriage and charter contracts, fuel supply agreements, etc.
  • Company law and corporate governance
  • Corporate investment structures and joint ventures
  • Drafting and negotiating new aircraft purchase agreements and contracts
  • Engine and spare parts procurement
  • Fleeting programmes, including new aircraft purchases
  • Procurement, acquisitions and disposals
  • Registration of airplanes

Regulatory Advice

  • Advice on international air transport and air travel regulation
  • Agreements with airports
  • Air operator certificates and licensing
  • Air Service Agreements
  • Airport slot regulation and agreement
  • Competition law
  • Consumer protection
  • EU Regulations relating to aviation and travel
  • International aviation conventions
  • International air transport regulation
  • Operating licences
  • Package tour and Holiday Operators regulation
  • Regulatory requirements for new airlines start-up
  • Traffic rights

For detailed information and to discuss your requirements, contact info@freisolicitors.com.

For details information and to discuss your requirements, contact info@freisolicitors.com