Our aircraft finance team advises financiers, lessors, airlines, private individuals and manufactures on all aspects of finance and leasing of aircraft and engines, including operating leases, finance leases, wet leases, sale and leasebacks, export credit financing and pre-delivery payment financings as well as on the sale and purchase of aircraft, engines and parts.
The wider aviation sector group provides advice to clients across the international aviation industry, including, litigation and dispute resolution, asset recovery and re-structuring, employment and resourcing, travel claims and associated litigation, airport planning and property and other commercial aspects of aircraft maintenance, operation and air traffic control related matters.
The aviation sector group comprises of 12 lawyers across our London and Southampton offices. We have a practical understanding of the technical, commercial and business issues that impact the aviation industry. Our approach is to be responsive and easily accessible at all times to meet and exceed client expectations.
What others say about us:
In the Aircraft Finance Journal 2010 legal survey for aircraft finance, Blake Lapthorn were voted by the industry as a top 10 law firm internationally for aircraft finance and one client was quoted in the survey as saying the team charged "out of London prices, but [gave] a London service".
In the Aircraft Finance Journal 2011 legal survey for aircraft finance Blake Lapthorn were ranked by the industry as number 1 in the UK for "fairest fees", number 2 in the UK in for "deals done quickly" and joint third in the UK, alongside a magic circle firm, for "best industry knowledge".
The aviation sector group is ranked by both Chambers and Legal 500 in both the London and South East regions.