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What the team is known for

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers 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. Notable clients include Cathay Pacific Airways, Gold Coast Airport and ST Engineering Aerospace.

Work highlights

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers acted for Gold Coast Airport in negotiations with the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs on all of the arrangements for international passenger processing by the various Commonwealth agencies in the new International Terminal being constructed at Gold Coast Airport.

Notable practitioners

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.

Matthew Brooks acts for airlines and insurers on passenger claims as well as on various aircraft-related recovery claims. A market source views him as "an excellent operator" who "has a great breadth of experience and is very engaged with his matters."

Simon Liddy is recognised for his extensive experience in liability claims, as well as offering further expertise for airlines on substantial recovery claims. An interviewee comments: "Simon is a true gentlemen with extensive experience and contacts, and is a pleasure to work with."

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