Sharing your passion & working your way & in for the long haul & across the whole industry & crossing the globe & touching the metal & helping you to fly
Businesses in the Aviation and Aerospace Sector operate in a fast-changing, dynamic and often challenging global environment. Many are busy embracing new technologies to give them a competitive advantage, enabling them to survive and thrive.
At Bird & Bird, we proactively support all our clients in their business aspirations. These clients include many of the world's leading airlines, aerospace companies, financiers, aircraft lessors, travel companies and other key players in this exciting sector.
Our specialist international team advises on all the legal issues our clients face, in particular guidance on complex regulatory issues, protecting them when disputes arise, advising on critical commercial issues and projects, as well as on matters such as employee rights and consumer protection.
We also have a team of highly recognised aircraft finance and leasing lawyers advising aircraft financiers, leasing companies and airlines on some of the largest and most innovative financings, new and used portfolio leasing transactions, equity investments, new and used aircraft acquisitions and corporate jet transactions. These deals are almost always cross-border, fast-paced and vitally important to the parties involved.
Our Aviation Regulatory and Competition Law team covers the whole range of regulatory and antitrust issues affecting our clients' businesses.
Our Aviation Dispute Resolution team has successfully handled some of the largest and most complex aviation disputes of recent years.
Wherever they are based in our network, and whichever area they specialise in, all the lawyers in Bird & Bird's Aviation and Aerospace team share with our clients a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the industry - and a drive to ensure our clients succeed.
Chambers UK 2017
The Legal 500
Simon Phippard and Rachel Welch-Phillips report on the referral of a high profile liability case to the ECJ, where the actions of a hotel employee may be used as a tour operator as a 'force majeure' defence.
Writing for 'Aerospace' magazine, Lucy England and Simon Phippard examine how the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) may affect the legal liability and risk in the aerospace sector.
Simon Phippard and Sandra Nicolle look at an important recent case which provides clarity on an airline's liability towards passengers, where a flight - as part of a travel package) - is cancelled.
Our Global Aircraft Finance & Leasing team has again been recognised in the influential Airfinance Journal Legal Survey 2019
International law firm Bird & Bird today has strengthened its global aviation finance capabilities with the addition of Richard Sharman as a London-based partner in its Banking & Finance Group / Aviation & Defence ...
Bird & Bird's Aviation Disputes team in London has successfully represented Singapore-based BOC Aviation and BOC Aviation, Ireland, in a landmark case against the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Limited, and its parent ...
This programme provides a forum in which those working in the UAS industry can network in an informal environment, explore industry trends, exchange views on matters of common interest, and share ideas, knowledge and best practice.
Join us at our annual conference where we will again look at the latest trends and issues impacting the industry, with a focus on innovation and disruption.
Partner for a Day is your opportunity to gain insights into the work of a lawyer. You will get two days of legal training with workshops and cases in e.g. contract drafting and negotiation techniques.
Our next #UAS roundtable event is in London on 26 June - exploring the #Uspace, UTM integrating with air traffic co… https://t.co/5l0LKmjRSw
There's still time to register for our "How to win defence procurement bids" event on Thursday. Hear from the exper… https://t.co/JTarHzOgpb
Bidding for an MoD defence project is an expensive and challenging process for bidders. Join us on 19 April as we e… https://t.co/Ybyhz3jiLQ