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Philippe Wenker

Position: Partner
T: +41 43 500 48 50
M: +41 78 717 20 83

E: wenker@gbf-legal.ch

Philippe Wenker advises airlines, business jet owners (corporations and HNWI), operators and suppliers (maintenance, cargo, catering, aircraft interior completion, etc.) to the aircraft and transport industry on a wide variety of contractual, commercial, corporate, regulatory, tax and contentious and non-contentious matters. His work focuses on aircraft and asset financing matters where he has advised banks other financiers in a large number of multinational financing transactions. Furthermore, he regularly advises on aircraft sale and purchase transactions, operating and finance leases as well as  tax-optimised structures to hold and operate aircraft of all categories.

Philippe graduated from the University of Zurich in 1996 and has been admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2000. He also holds a master of laws (LLM) of the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the European Air Law Association (EALA) and other relevant industry organisations. Prior to joining gbf Attorneys-at-law, he worked for a Zurich District Court and various Zurich based business law firms and was a longstanding partner at another major Swiss business law firm where he was co-heading of the aviation & transport and asset finance team.

Philippe is continuously listed with distinction in The Legal 500, the Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Aviation Law as well as in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Transport & Aviation (Global Leader, Thought Leader Switzerland).

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