We have substantial experience in complex disputes arising out of the aviation sector and a well-recognised track record of delivering success for our clients. This specialist service draws expertise from our market-leading Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Aviation, Insurance Policyholder Disputes, Insolvency, and Sanctions teams.

Our commercial aviation litigation expertise

Our team specialises in technically complex aviation litigation, often involving international conventions and cross-border issues. Our expertise spans a broad range of issues, including:

  • Complex finance and leasing disputes
  • Supply chain issues
  • Aircraft repossession cases
  • Insurance claims, including loss of licence disputes
  • Aircraft purchase and maintenance disputes
  • Fraud, insolvency and asset recovery
  • Regulatory and contractual disputes relating to commercial drone activity

Representative commercial aviation dispute cases include:

  • Advising in relation to potential claims against insurers by an aircraft lessor of a portfolio of aircraft grounded in Russia due to the international sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine
  • Advising an airline in relation to a potential investment treaty claim arising from the imposition of aviation-related fines by an African government
  • Representing a manufacturer of machinery and componentry in arbitration with a US purchaser and agent in respect of a pricing dispute
  • Advising on a complex aircraft finance dispute with issues relating to the time that security took effect, applicable law and valuation of the aircraft

Meet the Commercial Aviation Disputes team

Our team has unrivalled experience in dealing with commercial aviation disputes.

Daniel Wilmot

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