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HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Aviation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Advises airlines and airport clients on commercial and regulatory matters related to their domestic and international operations. Proficient in the establishment of new commercial routes for international airlines, on airport expansion matters, and in assisting clients with airline asset acquisitions. Also offers a comprehensive aviation liability practice, which extends to advising major commercial airlines on insurance matters and damage claims.

Strengths

Interviewees are impressed by the team's strength in liability issues, one client noting: "I always find HWL Ebsworth to be efficient and pragmatic in defending or settling claims."

Work highlights

Advised Western Sydney Airport on the integration between the airport and the rail link to the airport, covering regulatory, commercial, construction, planning and environmental aspects of the mandate.

Assisted an airline in the defence of a AUD2.5 million claim for substantial damage sustained by a business jet while on the ground at an Australian airport.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Brooks is "very thorough and considered, responsive and attentive to detail," according to one client, who goes on to add: "He takes a commercial view." He acts for airlines and insurers on passenger claims as well as on various aircraft-related recovery claims.

Richard Davis has a well-established practice in commercial aviation matters. He is regularly instructed by airlines, airports and other market participants on regulatory and financial aspects of asset transactions as well as environmental and planning aspects of airport infrastructure.

Simon Liddy is recognised by market sources for his extensive experience in liability claims, with one source noting his experience in "aviation litigation concerning injuries sustained onboard aircraft." He offers further expertise for airlines on substantial recovery claims.

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Australia

Aviation


Richard Davis
Band 1

Aviation: Liability


Matthew Brooks
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Simon Liddy
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