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Aviation in South East

Knights plc

Knights plc's aviation practice handles the full spectrum of matters including contractual and transactional work, dispute resolution and insurance claims. The team acts for buyers and sellers of aircraft and has significant experience undertaking cross-border mandates spanning jurisdictions including Israel, Germany and the US.

Shoosmiths LLP

The aviation team at Shoosmiths LLP is led by experienced senior associate Sarah Fairweather and acts for borrowers and lenders across the transactional and financing aspects of aviation work. Other representative matters include advisory work pertaining to leases, and commercial issues. The team also leverages its cross-practice approach to handle matters relating to real estate, banking and finance, and corporate law.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Fairweather

Key clients

Swiss International Air Lines Ltd

National Air Traffic Services (NATS) Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised NATS Limited on the sale of two plots of land surplus to NATS’ operations across its portfolio. NATS retained an adjoining operating radar tower as well as a site with potential for development of a tower for future radar operations.

Machins Solicitors LLP

Machins Solicitors LLP has a regional presence in the aviation sector and the firm's practice is over seen by Mark Pelopida. The team has a focus on aircraft financing issues, transactions and leasing matters; it also acts for clients in disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mark Pelopida