Overview

Paul is renowned for his superb aviation knowledge and his thorough and enthusiastic approach. Clients laud his remarkable talent for understanding and reacting to clients' particular needs.

Paul is Joint Head of our International Aviation Group, based in London.

He advises on every type of commercial deal for every type of aircraft and airline.  Paul regularly advises airlines, aerospace companies, leasing companies, and banks on the structure and strategy for deals and how to make deals actually happen. Paul is well known for working hard to find commercial solutions rather than engaging in professional head-butting.

Paul has as good an understanding of technical/operational/asset management issues as any lawyer and is very active on operational, maintenance and OEM agreements – with a current focus on transformation by technology and the digital world, including Big Data, Blockchain and Internet of Things.

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

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. The ‘very commercial’ Paul Briggs is noted for his ‘strong advice on the practical aspects of operating leases’.

    Legal 500 UK 2017
  2. [Paul Briggs] "superb aviation knowledge" and "remarkable talent for understanding and reacting to clients' particular needs."

    Chambers & Partners 2010
  3. Paul Briggs offers solid commercial experience.

    Chambers, 2009