Tan Hassani and Counsels
3102 Antel Global Corporate Center, 3 Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Philippines
Tan Hassani and Counsels, a law firm based in Manila, is headed by its managing partner, Kerwin Tan, who has more than a decade of international business aviation experience, handling on average 2-3 aviation-related sale, lease, or finance transactions every year, giving the Firm and its team of aviation lawyers a broad but in-depth understanding of aviation law and its practical implementation. The transactions the Firm handles include from small turboprops to the larger business jets, from single-engine helicopters to the heavier twin-engine helicopters. The Firm was also instrumental in setting up the Philippine MRO facility of one of the more well-known aircraft manufacturers, as well as advising the winning bidder for the supply of helicopters to the Philippine Air Force and National Police.
The Firm’s clients include foreign aircraft owners, lessors, and financing companies to whom we have advised on the proper cross-border financing structure to maximize the protection of aircraft owners and lessors, preparation of security documents, aircraft registration, as well as de-registration and export matters. The Firm’s clients also include licensed air operators (both small and big category operators) who we advise on a day-to-day basis, as well as hangar operators. On the buy side of the transaction, the Firm has also advised high net worth individuals in their aircraft purchase. The Firm is regularly consulted on prior to the start of any aviation-related transaction and represents clients before the Civil Aviation Authority and Civil Aeronautics Board of the Philippines.
The Firm’s aviation practice is indeed sought after in the Philippines, especially for business aviation, having lawyers who have both quantitative and qualitative experience in the aviation sector for many years. As a full service business law firm, aside from its aviation practice, the Firm advises on various commercial transactions and has assisted hundreds of foreign investors in the Philippines, and in areas such as corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisition, tax law, real estate, privacy law, and labor law.