Higgs & Johnson
East Bay Street,
P.O. Box N-3247,
Main Contact: Vivienne M. Gouthro
T: +1 242 502 5200
F: +1 242 502 5250
HIGGS & JOHNSON is a leading full-service law firm in The Bahamas, with an accomplished history of more than 70 years. It is one of the most comprehensive providers of legal services encompassing a broad spectrum of legal issues while, in particular, providing advice on a variety of matters concerned with clients’ aviation needs. These services include, matters relative to regulatory requirements for the acquisition and registration of aircrafts, licence requirements for operations within The Bahamas, the registration of aircraft mortgages and charges and the use of corporate structures in cross-border transactions to facilitate aircraft leasing and financing.
Our Attorneys are able to counsel clients in connection with:
• registration of aircrafts;
• structures for aircraft financing and acquisitions;
• preparation and registration of security documents;
• licensing; and
• liaising with civil aviation authorities on regulatory requirements.
Attorneys within the firm have been involved, from time to time, in a wide range of aviation related activity including, supporting and coordinating local aspects of aircraft operations, merger of major airlines operating within The Bahamas, providing advice on the best structures for aircraft ownership based on the requirements of financing parties and providing opinions on companies’ participation in finance lease structures. Client types serviced by personnel within the aviation practice group include, aircraft owners, major international airlines, financial institutions providing aircraft financing, export credit agency lenders and aircraft leasing and management companies.