Aviation Insurance Briefing


Date: 07 May 2015
Time: 4.00pm - 6.30pm GMT    Venue: Bird & Bird, 15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP


This seminar will provide you with an overview of what every airline, aircraft operator, lessor/investor and service provider needs to understand in aviation insurance, including discussing the main risks, insurance coverage and provisions found in sale, supply, lease and financing documents.

We will also cover:

  • Following AVN 67B what is left to negotiate?
  • Why did AVN 67C not get accepted widely?
  • What live issues should financiers and operators be aware of?
Speakers profiles

Barry Moss joined the Lloyd’s aviation insurance community on a trainee scheme in 1976 eventually becoming Managing Director of HSBC Insurance’s Asset Finance and Political Risk division. In 2008 Barry established the Avocet group of aviation risk management companies. His aviation experience includes insurance, credit & political risk mitigation and EU emissions trading scheme compliance management.

Robin Springthorpe leads the aviation disputes and contentious regulatory team in our London Aviation group.

All of his work is for aviation clients, principally aircraft and engine lessors and airlines. He has conducted complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration for over 20 years. Robin’s work involves aircraft and engine leasing and financing disputes, repossessions, insurance coverage, technical and regulatory disputes and other disputes which arise in the aviation industry.

He conducts litigation at all levels of the English courts and in the major arbitration forums, including arbitrations under the English Arbitration Act 1996 and pursuant to the rules of the LCIA, UNCITRAL and ICC. He also has experience of ADR techniques, such as mediation.

Paul Briggs is the Joint Head of our International Aviation & Defence Group and is based in London.

Paul regularly advises leasing companies, airlines and banks on the structure and strategy for deals and drafts and negotiates documents. He has been involved in the creation and management of a number of leasing companies and has a deep understanding of life within the industry. Paul has negotiated hundreds of aircraft/engine commercial and leasing deals and advised on simple and highly complex financing structures.

Having worked in the aviation industry since 1987, Paul's career covers almost every aspect of the sector.

From 1989 to 1991 Paul worked on closing and financing aircraft operating lease deals for GPA and from 1992 to 1995 for a law firm in Hong Kong.

In 1995 Paul joined British Aerospace and became the legal lead of the Group aircraft leasing / financing business. As part of this business Paul helped set up Oasis Leasing in Abu Dhabi (now Waha Capital) and subsequently led the Airbus Asset Management legal team in Toulouse.

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The programme

16.00 - 16.30: Registration
16.30 - 18.30: Presentation
18.30 onwards: Drinks and canapés

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