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DLA Piper LLP

Aviation

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive aviation service advising on regulatory concerns, litigation and transactions, with notable experience in insurance matters. Clients include large UK carriers as well as leading aviation insurers and international airlines. Able to leverage its vast global network to coordinate multi-jurisdictional disputes and advise clients on UK, EU and international regulations. Regular advisers on ground-handling matters and issues surrounding slot allocation.

Strengths

An impressed client notes: "They have a really in-depth knowledge of the sector and are able to provide commercial and pragmatic advice in a timely fashion," further appreciating the "exceptional international capabilities" on offer.

Work highlights

Represented Bristol Airport in a dispute arising from the detention of several aircraft on grounds of unpaid airport charges following the insolvency of Thomas Cook.

Notable practitioners

Kathryn Ward acts for insurers and reinsurers on multinational liability claims and coverage disputes following aircraft accidents. One source hails her as someone who "always goes above and beyond" for clients.

Mark Franklin offers vast experience acting for insurers and insured clients on liability claims following high-profile air disasters as well as advising on aviation regulation. Clients praise his "excellent knowledge of the sector."

Tony Payne is "a real problem solver," according to sources. He specialises in regulatory matters and regularly acts on behalf of a wide range of clients in the aviation sector, including international airlines, airports and manufacturers.

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Aviation Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Department location

160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Aviation: Insurance


Kathryn L Ward
Band 3
Mark Franklin
Band 2

Aviation: Regulatory


Mark Franklin
Band 1