Norton Rose Fulbright

Aviation Department

Australia
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What the team is known for Substantial transport practice that is sought after for transactional and regulatory advice to airlines and airports in Australia and the broader Pacific region. Also experienced advising on a range of aviation sector disputes, including trade mark and airspace access disputes. Experienced advising on joint ventures between international airlines underpinning routes connecting Australia with the USA and Asia.

Strengths The team's "ability to communicate complex matters" is a key asset emphasised by one client.

Another client highlights the practice's ready access to international expertise, saying: "I would rate highly the firm's ability in working across multiple countries or jurisdictions."

Work highlights Assisted Lynden Air Cargo with regulatory advice regarding the operation in Papua New Guinea of aircraft which are not registered in that jurisdiction, the question being of importance within the context of the delivery of heavy equipment to a major resources project.

Notable practitioners


Thomas Young
is regularly instructed by aircraft operators and a variety of other industry actors to give regulatory and contractual advice. He demonstrates experience in both domestic and cross-border mandates.