Our global team has deep industry knowledge and a strong track-record of handling complex and high profile aviation transactions.
There are more than 45 specialist lawyers working together on aircraft transactions across our international network, with core teams in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.
We work as one global team to achieve your objectives, and we work closely with our corporate, tax, derivatives, insolvency, litigation and regulatory practices to offer full-service capabilities to the sector. Our team is united by a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the aviation industry.
Our wider Aerospace team advises on all types of technical and commercial agreements in the sector, including aero-engine procurement, Rolls-Royce OPERAs, MRO GTAs and PBH. We draw on their technical expertise when negotiating transaction documentation, helping identify the valuable points and getting you the best commercial deal available.
We work with financial institutions, equity investors, arrangers, leasing companies and airlines on a broad range of transaction types. This gives an insight into the threshold requirements of all transaction parties, helping us close your deals efficiently and on market terms.
We have one of the world's leading technology practices and use technology to streamline transaction management, including shared online spaces, virtual closing rooms, document automation and dedicated client portals via twoBirds Client Solutions. We believe we are ideally placed to help you with the next technology-driven step change in your industry.
We are familiar with all transaction types in the sector
Airfinance Journal 2019 Lawyers’ Guide
Airfinance Journal 2018 Lawyers' Guide
Our Tax team look at a new EU directive which comes in force later this year, forcing intermediaries to report certain cross-border transactions. Many intermediaries in the aviation sector may not be aware of their ...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the aviation industry, we look at the commercial and legal issues being faced by airlines and lessors and offer some insights for navigating these challenging conditions.
Partner Richard Sharman takes a look at how those currently working from home as a result of COVID-19 measures can sign transaction documents from home.
Aubrey Tao has joined Bird & Bird’s award-winning Aviation team as a managing associate based in the firm’s Shanghai office.
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 ...
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