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Alina Nosek at asb law LLP specialises in mid-life aircraft transactions, ranging from purchases, sale and leasing contracts through to joint ventures and charter agreements. On the contentious side, the team is proficient in liability and competition disputes. Clients include easyJet, GC Aviation and Avtrade.

The team at Blake Morgan LLP is well versed in leasing and financing work and acts for airlines, operating lessors and manufacturers. Ben Graham-Evans and Mark Turnbull led a team assisting Aergo Group with its $85m debt-financed purchase of an Airbus A330 aircraft. The firm’s merger with Piper Smith Watton LLP has brought on board Ian Skuse, who splits his time between London and Southampton.

Chris McClure at Shoosmiths LLP has been advising longstanding client Swiss International Airlines on the sublease of an Airbus A320 aircraft to Edelweiss Air. Joanne McGuinness continues to advise NATS Holdings.

Stevens & Bolton LLP’s team is led by Richard Mumford and has been advising Royal Aero GmbH on short and long-term engine leasing and tracking transactions.


Simon Culhane and Andrew Nicholas lead the team at Clyde & Co LLP in Guildford, which includes Andrew Rourke, who returned from the firm’s Singapore office, and Jai Sharma, who was recently elected to partnership.

Lester Aldridge LLP’s team is led by Linda Jacques. Russell Kelly represented the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in court proceedings arising under sections 58 and 100 of the Merchant Shipping Act. Louise Fuller is also recommended.

John Tolcher is the key figure at Tolcher & Co, Marine Solicitors. He assists yacht owners and managers on cross-border commercial matters. Highlights included advising on the sale of a 60-metre berth in Italy.

Verisona Law’s team is led by Tim Reynolds and advises internationally based high-net-worth clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious yacht and marine issues.

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