Legal firms
A&L Goodbody--3-----Financing, leasing, capital markets, regulatory matters, repossession, bankruptcy, operational issues and dispute resolution
Abdullah Chan & Co.--3--67-Advising aircraft lenders, operators, lessors and lessees in relation to purchase and sales of commercial aircraft; aircraft operating / finance leases; engine sales / leases / maintenance agreements; charters and wet leases; regulatory advisory
ABNR1-3---78Advisory services for the procurement, financing and leasing of new/used aircraft and engines; clients include airlines, trust monetary companies, banks, lessors and OEMs
Abogados Sierra y Vasquez12------Legal advice under Mexican law concerning financing, leasing and other forms of acquisition of aircraft, engines and related equipment; cross-border and domestic transactions including operating leases, finance leases, title transfer, sale/lease-back, tax and repossession related matters
Addleshaw Goddard--3-----Financing, dry/wet leases and charter, sales/purchase of new/used aircraft and engines, maintenance agreements, start-up/acquisitions, regulatory matters
Aero Law Group1-34-67-Purchase and sale agreements for new and used commercial aircraft and engines, long-term engine maintenance agreements and aircraft BFE agreements
AF Mpanga---5----TBA
Air Law Office123-----Aircraft purchase, sale, structuring, financing, registration, leasing, operating, chartering and regulatory matters for worldwide aviation clients including aircraft owners, operators, lessees and lenders
Akerman1-------Aircraft/engine acquisition, lease/finance/sale transactions, cross-border leveraged leases, operating leases and securitizations, export credit guarantees
Allen & Gledhill------7-Comprehensive and specialist advice on aircraft leasing and financing and all aspects of claims and disputes
Allen & Overy1-34-67-TBA
Arnold & Porter1-------Transactional services for aircraft and engines including lease/debt financings, acquisitions, operating/leveraged/cross-border leases
Arntzen de Besche--3-----Aircraft purchase, sale, leasing and other financing (including equity, structured and acquisition), public law issues
ashurst--3--678Representing airlines, financiers and lessors in aircraft finance and leasing, regulatory advice, tax advice and compliance
Atsumi & Sakai------7-Aircraft Finance; Asset Finance; Banking; Capital Markets; Securitisation; Structured Finance; Investment Funds; Insolvency; Dispute Resolution; Insurance
Baker Donelson1-------TBA
Baker & McKenzie-2345678Tax/non-tax based lease financing, including multiple jurisdictions and/or governmental export credit agencies; clients include airlines, arrangers, lessors and lessees
BBA/FJELDCO1-3-----Aircraft finance, leasing and registration
Bennett Jones1-------Aircraft finance and leasing, including cross-border arrangements; OL portfolio securitizations, synthetic leases, packaging/repackaging of asset-backed debt
Berwin Leighton Paisner--3---7-Secured lending, finance/operating leases, structured/project finance, export credit, securitisation
Bird & Bird--3---7-Asset management including aircraft acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing (operational, finance, wet and charter); corporate and tax advisory services
Blake Morgan--3-----Aircraft and engine purchase/financing/leasing, airline portfolio management, aircraft ownership and leasing tax structures, maintenance/support agreements, regulatory matters
Borden Ladner Gervais1-------TBA
Brian Monkarsh1-3-----TBA
Bruce D. Green1-------TBA
Buddle Findlay-------8TBA
Cadwalader1-------Purchase, sale, leasing and financing of aircraft; negotiated and documented US/German/Japanese leveraged leases, French credit bails and other debt financings
Campbells-23-----Aircraft purchase, registration and sale, leasing, financing including preparation and registration of security documentation (Cayman Islands)
Cassels Brock1-------Aircraft financing, leasing and tax issues
Chapman & Cutler1-------TBA
Clark Hill12------TBA
Clayton Utz-------8Transaction structuring, structured asset and debt financing, structured and operating leasing (including cross-border)
Clifford Chance12345678Operating leases, export-credit/commercial-debt/Islamic/ financing, tax based transactions, securitisation of lease receivables, capital markets financing structures, M&A, Restructurings and work-outs
Clyde & Co.12345678Finance and leasing, insolvency and restructuring, liability/accidents/claims, litigation and dispute resolution, competition and regulation
CMC Abogados-2------TBA
Conyers Dill & Pearman-2-4----Aircraft financing, leasing and purchasing transactions
Corrs Chambers Westgarth------78Aircraft financing, leasing and purchasing transactions
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors--3-----Aircraft and engine leasing advising for lessors and lessees, commercial debt and export credit agency supported financing, single aircraft to fleet financing, repossessions, legal opinions, Cape Town Convention
Cozen O'Connor1-------TBA
Crowe & Dunlevy1-------Title examination, documentation of aircraft transfers, importing/exporting aircraft, US registration of foreign-owned aircraft, escrow and information services
CSB Group--3-----Corporate and Financial Services in Malta
Davis Wright Tremaine1-----7-Aircraft financing/purchasing, secured/pre-delivery lending, single-investor/leveraged leases, regulatory issues
Gilchrist Aviation Law1-------Aircraft sales/purchase, tax leveraged and standard commercial leasing, financing, structuring transactions, registration, FAA liaison, escrow services
Debevoise & Plimpton1-34----Leasing transactions including cross-border tax, finance, operating, public leveraged lease debt; manufacturer, sales and export credit agency financings
Dentons1234567-Complete range of aircraft financing, leasing and acquisition transactions including the sale, purchase, lease, securitization and finance (including export finance) of commercial aircraft and associated equipment on behalf of airlines, leasing companies and other owners and operators. We structure and negotiate transactions and provide related registration, regulatory and tax advice, as required.
Dettling-Ott--3-----Aircraft certification, sales and leasing
DFPH&J1-------Title searches, structuring/closing of transactions, documents escrow, temp registrations, special registration numbers
Dikici Law--3-----TBA
Dillon Eustace1-3---7-Insurance claims, regulatory issues, security enforcement for airlines, aircraft OEMs/owners/insurers; A/C detentions
Donald H. Bunker & Associates1-3--6--TBA
Dr. F. Schwank--3-----Aircraft financing and acquisition, AOC regulatory issues, operational leases, services and owner-operator agreements, corporate and tax services (double tax issues management)
Duane Morris--------Purchase transactions, predominantly cross-border with worldwide experience; U.S. bankruptcy proceedings; aircraft recovery by litigation or negotiation
Dugardyn & Partners--3-----Legal and advisory services for aircraft leasing/financing, regulatory/travel law; clients include airlines, charter companies, lessors, and tour operators/travel agencies
Eckert Seamans1-------Aircraft and engine purchase, financing and leasing; Cape Town advice and opinions; regulatory, export, tax, bankruptcy and litigation assistance
Ehlers Ehlers & Partner--3-----Aircraft/engine finance and leasing, regulatory/liability/insurance issues, traffic rights, licensing, airplane registrations, mortgage, bankruptcy, repossession advice
Elham Ali Hassan & Associates-----6--Aircraft financing, negotiation/conclusion of aircraft lease and lease-purchase agreements, insurance, licensing, registration
EMD--3-----EMD is a Maltese multidisciplinary firm specializing in Aircraft Ownership and Leasing Tax Structures; Aircraft Sale & Purchase Agreements; Dry/Wet Lease Agreements; Aircraft Registration in Malta; Mortgage Agreements and Registrations and Aircraft Finance Agreements
Fafinski Mark & Johnson1-------Aircraft and engine financing/leasing/selling, fleet issues, insurance, maintenance/material agreements, litigation
FBL Advogados---5----TBA
Fenech & Fenech--3-----Aircraft Sale & Purchase Agreements; Operational and Finance Leases; Dry/Wet Lease Agreements; Aircraft Finance and Security; Aircraft Registration; Mortgage Agreements and Registrations; Engine/Spare Parts Sale & Purchase and Leasing Agreements; Aircraft Ownership and Leasing Tax Structures
Field Fisher1-------Aircraft and engine purchase/financing, aircraft leasing (operating/finance/wet), aircraft ownership and leasing tax structures, maintenance agreements, regulations
Flieger Law Office--3-----Specialized in European and international aviation, finance and business law. FLO is dedicated to remain limited in size and thus provide tailor made service and ultra-short communication lines. With 30 years of experience and extensive links all over Europe it is one of the most progressive firms in its field
Foley & Lardner1-------TBA
Froriep Renggli--3-----TBA
Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach1-------TBA
Goodrich Riquelme Asociados12------TBA
Gorrissen Federspiel--3-----Aircraft leasing, finance, sales and acquisitions, repossessions, maintenance, registration, licensing, regulatory, operational matters, bankruptcies and aviation sector M&As
Gram Hambro & Garman--3-----Purchase, sale, maintenance, financing and leasing of aircraft and engines; operational and regulatory matters
Greenberg Traurig1-------Aircraft and engines acquisition/financing/leasing/sales, equity/debt financing, M&As, maintenance agreements
GVZH Advocates--3-----Tax-structuring and business optimisation; Registration/Transfer/Deletion of aircraft; Registration/Amendment/Transfer/Discharge of national and/or international security rights for Malta-registered aircraft; Chartering/Leasing agreements; Purchase/Sale transactions
Haavind--3-----Haavind assists domestic (Norway) and international clients in connection with financial leasing, purchase and sale of aircraft
Hajji & Associates---5----Aircraft and engines financing, leasing, purchasing and sales; aircraft repossessions, cross-border leases
Hashidate Law Office------7-TBA
HCH Legal1-3-----TBA
Henning Schwarzkopf123--67-The firm with offices in Hamburg, Germany, Antibes, France and Monaco, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore specializes in commercial transactions, aviation and shipping (incl. yachting) law. It acts as an international legal adviser and represents clients from various countries. Acting as an escrow agent and as a paymaster have become important parts of the engagements.
Herbert Smith Freehills12345678TBA
Herdem & Co.--3-----TBA
Hogan Lovells1-3---7-Cross border leases, lease-in/lease-out arrangements, domestic leveraged leases (aircraft and engines), finance/operating/wet/Islamic leasing structures
Holland & Knight12------Wide variety of complex aircraft and engine leasing, financing and acquisition structures (US and international)
Holman Fenwick Willan-23--678Advising operators, owners and financiers involved in both commercial and general aviation on all aspects of aircraft/engines/components sales, purchase, leasing, financing, fleet management and operation
Hughes Hubbard & Reed1-------Aircraft and engines financing and leasing (leveraged/operating/cross-border/conditional etc.), M&As, JVs, capital markets, regulations, litigation
Husch Blackwell Sanders1-------Aircraft and engines acquisitions, financing, refinancing, leasing and disposition; maintenance agreements, regulations, tax
HWL Ebsworth-------8Lease/charter agreements, financing, commercial issues, insurance/reinsurance, regulations
Jones Day12345678Complete range of aircraft financing, leasing and acquisition transactions including the sale, purchase, lease, securitization and finance (including export finance) of commercial aircraft and associated equipment on behalf of airlines, leasing companies and other owners and operators. We structure and negotiate transactions and provide related registration, regulatory and tax advice, as required
K&L Gates1-3-----Aircraft and engines financing, leasing, acquisitions and related regulatory and tax issues
Kaplan & Stratton---5----Legal advice and opinions on aircraft and engine leasing transactions related regulatory and tax issues and litigation
Katten Muchin Rosenman1-3---7-Katten's Aviation practice serves lessors, manufacturers, financial institutions, repair facilities, parts distributors and insurers. Our work representing lenders and aircraft manufacturers in the sophisticated financing of new and used aircraft, engines and related equipment forms the core of our practice. We also have broad experience representing commercial and private operators of corporate aircraft.
Keating Muething & Klekamp1-------TBA
Kennedys--3--67-Advisory services on an extensive range of transactional and regulatory issues affecting airlines, lessors and financiers, both domestically (UK) and internationally. We advise on aircraft sale, purchase, lease, management and finance transactions on an international basis
Ketenci & Ketenci--3---7-TBA
Keystone Law--3-----TBA
Kim & Chang------7-TBA
King & Wood------7-TBA
Klenda Mitchell Austerman & Zuercher1-------Purchasing, sales, operating/financing/synthetic leases (mainly for regional aircraft)
KMA Zuckert1-------TBA
Kramer Levin--3-----TBA
Kromann Reumert--3-----Aircraft financing, licences, certificates and other public law issues, negotiation, drafting of contracts including action contracts and codeshare agreements, insurance matters
Lane Powell1-------Purchasing, selling and financing of new and pre-owned aircraft and engines
Latham & Watkins1-3---7-Leveraged/operating leasing, equipment trust financing, sale-leaseback, securitizations, senior/subordinated loans, structured financing
Lavery, de Billy1-------Aircraft and engine acquisition, financing and leasing (domestic and cross-border), registration and deregistration (domestic and Cape Town), management agreements, securitisation, repossessions, collections and bankruptcy
Lebrero & Co. Abogados--3-----Aircraft and engines sales, purchasing, financing and leasing
Lexjus Sinacta--3-5---TBA
Linklaters1234567-All aspects of aircraft acquisition, financing and disposal, specialising in domestic and cross-border "big ticket" transactions, including tax- and non-tax-based leasing, pdp finance, securitisation, export credit-supported and Islamic financing acting for lenders, lessors and airlines
Logos1-3-----All aspects of drafting and negotiating aircraft lease agreements, registrations, acquisitions and sales
Mamo TCV--3-----TBA
Mannheimer Swartling1-34----TBA
Maples and Calder-23---7-Maples advises on a wide range of aircraft financing transactions, including aircraft securitisations, aircraft multi-ownership structures, on and off-balance sheet structures, export credit-agency supported facilities, bilateral and syndicated loans and operating and finance leases, AVGs, manufacturer support agreements, as well as local registration of aircraft, security over aircraft and the tax aspects of asset finance and leasing transactions
Martial Akakpo et Associes---5----Advise to airlines, air operators and financial institutions in the negotiation, drafting and recording with the corresponding authorities of purchase, sale, insurance, lease, chartering, operating and financing transactions in connection with aircraft and their spare parts in Togo and in the WAENU zone
Maslon1-------Aircraft leases, complex lease structures and leveraged lease transactions
Mason Hayes+Curran--3-----Aircraft and engines financing, aircraft registration, regulation, tax, bankruptcy assistance
Matheson--3-----Aircraft and Engine, acquisition, financing and leasing. Regulatory, repossession and insolvency, maintenance, repair and overhaul documentation and advice
Mayer Brown------7-Aircraft/fleet acquisitions and disposals, aviation finance (leveraged tax, cross-border leveraged and &synthetic& leases; off-balance sheet), bankruptcy/restructuring proceedings
McAfee & Taft1-------Located in Oklahoma City near the FAA Aeronautical Center, McAfee & Taft provides legal and advisory services for aircraft title and registration, ownership and registration structuring, import/export and registration issues, escrow closings, aircraft financing, fractional ownership and operational issues, like-kind exchanges, aircraft title insurance, Cape Town Convention issues, and registration on International Registry
McCann FitzGerald--3-----Aircraft and engines related leasing (domestic and cross-border tax based transactions), purchase and finance documentation; repossessions/detention
McGuire Woods1-------Aircraft financing, US and cross border leveraged leases, synthetic leases, true leases and loans in syndicated and single investor structures
McMahon Butterworth Thompson-------8TBA
McMillan1-------Extensive experience in all aspects of aircraft and airline ownership, finance, operation and regulatory matters
Michael L. Dworkin & Associates1-------The firm specializes in commercial transactions and aviation law and is rated as one of the top 100 aviation law firms in the world by IATA. Because aviation frequently involves national and international legal issues, the firm routinely represents clients across the United States and throughout the world, including air carriers, maintenance facilities, leasing/management companies and insurance companies
MinterEllison--3---78Experienced in aircraft sales, leasing, operation, financing and regulatory matters
Morris James1-------Leveraged/synthetic/straight cross-border leasing, ETCs, syndicated credit facilities, securitisations, sale/leasebacks
Musat & Asociatii--3-----Aircraft purchasing, cross-border leasing, mortgage, registration, securitisation
Nauta Dutilh--3-----TBA
Ninkovic--3-----Serbian law advisory and representative services to banks and lessors for leasing/financing of commercial aircraft, including regulatory advice
Nishimura & Asahi------7-Legal support for each stage of Japanese and cross-border aircraft finance transactions
Noerr--3-----Structuring of lease agreements, liability laws, administrative law, international legal issues
Norton Rose Fulbright12345678We are one of the world's leading aviation practices. We work with our clients to develop new products as well as to manage their legal requirements in relation to the sale, purchase and financing of aviation assets. Our work includes advising on purchase orders, finance and operating leases, various tax leases, export credit financings, Islamic leases, restructuring and insolvencies, securitisations and pre-delivery payment financing
Norton White------78Advising and representing clients for aircraft acquisition, leasing, financing and chartering; operating agreements and regulations
Ogier1-3----7Specialist offshore legal advise including, but not limited to, aircraft financing and asset backed securities
Olivares Dufóo y Asociados12------Law firm specialized in corporate, finance and aviation law providing assistance related to the industry: cross-border and domestic transactions, financing, leasing and any other acquisition of aircraft and related equipment such as title transfer, sale & lease-back, IR filings, M&A, bankruptcy
Oracle Solicitors--3-----TBA
Orr Dignam & Co--------TBA
Orrick1-3-----Extensive experience on transactions including leveraged, operating, synthetic, cross-border, Japanese leveraged and French tax leases
Parr Brown Gee & Loveless1-------Legal assistance with the acquisition, finance and leasing of commercial aircraft
Paul Hastings1-3-----Aircraft sales and purchases, operating leasing, leveraged/synthetic leases, structured/securitised aircraft financing, loan financing, tax/regulatory advice
Perkins Coie1-------Domestic and international aircraft transactions, including manufacturing, purchasing, leasing, operation, maintenance, marketing, sales and FAA regulatory matters
Pillsbury1-3-----Leader in the field of structuring, negotiating and closing transactions for aircraft and other aviation equipment. With decades of experience, we advise our clients on finance and leasing, asset acquisition and dispositions, structured finance and securities offerings, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory and enforcement, insurance, international trade and licensing, litigation and tax matters
Pinheiro Neto Advogados-2------TBA
Pradhan & Associates------7-TBA
RABOMIZO--34----RABOMIZO is Ukrainian law firm, which renders legal services in the field of aviation. Services include dispute resolution, sale/purchase/lease of aircraft and engines, aircraft finance and registration, settlement of insurance events and more
Raeder--3-----Aircraft acquisition/finance/leasing, aircraft tax, (de-)registration of aircrafts, airline corporate services, regulatory issues, claims/insurance/dispute resolutions
Rajinder Narain & Co.------7-TBA
Reed Smith1-3--67-TBA
Rich Mueller-2------TBA
Richard Burn & Associates-------8Australian and international aircraft transactions, including manufacturing, purchasing, leasing, operation, marketing, sales, overhaul, maintenance and support
Robert Owens1-------Domestic/cross-border aircraft and engine sales, finance and leasing transactions, collection/seizure of assets
Ruoss Vögele Partner--3-----Aircraft financing including securitisation, leasing concepts (wet, finance, operational), aircraft registration, maintenance agreements
Sarin & Co----5---TBA
Setterwalls--3-----Aircraft acquisitions, leasing and financing
Seward & Kissel1-------TBA
Shierk & Bechtloff--3-----TBA
ShookLin & Bok------7-TBA
Simcocks--3-----Offshore legal advice including sale and purchase, finance and leasing transactions, purchasing structures and litigation
Simmons & Simmons--3--67-Complex structures including off-balance sheet operating leases, leveraged leases, export credit finance and asset backed securitisations
Simpson Thatcher1-3---7-TBA
Slaughter and May--3---7-TBA
Smith Gambrell & Russell1-------Purchase, lease and financing (pre-delivery/export credit financing); maintenance, mod/inventory management; workouts, repossessions, collections and bankruptcy
Stephenson Harwood--3---7-Debt finance, domestic/cross-border tax-driven leasing, synthetic leasing, islamic financing of aircraft, finance/lease/sale/purchase of aviation assets, tax structuring
Stikeman Elliott1-3----8TBA
Šulija & Partners--34----TBA
TC Masters------7-TBA
The Foont Law Firm1-------TBA
Todd & Levi1-------Aircraft acquisition, financing and leasing including secured financing and leveraged lease transactions
trowers & hamlins--3-56--TBA
Troutman Sanders1-------Domestic and international cross-border leveraged leasing transactions, single-investor leases and operating leases
Uría Menéndez--3-----Aircraft financing, leasing, purchasing and sales; aircraft repossesions; insurance and re-insurance
Vedder Price1-------Aircraft financing and acquisitions, leveraged/synthetic/cross-border leases
Vegas Lex---4----TBA
Vinge--3-----Aircraft finance transactions including leveraged leases, sale-leaseback, acquisitions, registration issues, regulatory and aviation insurance
Walkers Global--3--67-TBA
Watson Farley & Williams1-3---7-Comprehensive cross-border legal advice in relation to commercial passenger and cargo aircraft encompassing: acquisitions and sales; PDP financing; operating leases; operating lessor portfolios; sale and leasebacks; finance leases; structured finance instruments; tax efficient structures; ECA backed financings; Islamic financings; credit enhancement techniques; securitisation and debt capital markets
White & Case1234567-Market leading experience in aircraft and airline ownership, financing, sale, leasing, operation and regulatory matters
WilmerHale1-3---7-Legal advice on operating and finance leases, regulatory issues relating to aircraft transactions
William Fry1-3-----Legal, tax and corporate administration services for all aircraft financing and leasing transactions, insurance, regulatory, insolvency, Cape Town services
Winston & Strawn1-3-----Leveraged leasing transactions, cross-border leases, securitisations, acquisitions

Firm activity and/or presence: 1: North America
2: South/Central America
3: Europe
4: Russia and Ex-Soviet Republics
5: Africa
6: Middle East
7: Asia
8: Australia/New Zealand