Rhys Griffiths > Fox Williams LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fox Williams LLP
10 FINSBURY SQUARE
LONDON
EC2A 1AF
England

Work Department

Travel

Position

Partner

Career

Rhys is a partner and the head of the travel group at Fox Williams. He is a travel sector specialist, with in-depth knowledge of the industry and how it works. 

Rhys advises clients on compliance with the complex web of laws and regulation which apply to the sale of travel services in Europe. This includes advising on compliance with the Package Travel Directive, the ATOL Regulations, Consumer Rights Directive, insolvency protection requirements and the local rules which require registration and/or licensing of activity in certain European markets. Rhys typically undertakes this work for tour operators, travel agents, online booking platforms and airlines.

Rhys has significant experience of helping clients launch new products and enter new markets. He acts for well-known brands intending to launch or expand their own travel business, both domestically and internationally. Rhys uses his expertise of the regulation and the market to help clients structure their business efficiently and to negotiate the myriad of commercial and consumer contracts which are needed to operate.

Rhys frequently represents clients in response to investigations and proceedings by regulators and industry trade associations. Most recently, Rhys has represented clients in response to investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority concerning compliance by various travel companies with the relevant travel regulation. Rhys also has experience of negotiating tailored regulatory solutions with the regulators on behalf of his clients.

Rhys is a regular attendee and speaker at industry events, including ABTA Conventions and Seminars, the ITT Convention, TTNG Convention and Travel Weekly Business Breakfasts. Rhys is also a regular contributor to industry publications such as ABTA Travel Law Today and Travel Law Quarterly.  Rhys also hosts and publishes his own events and materials.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Rhys GriffithsFox Williams LLP

With particular expertise in business-critical travel regulatory matters, the travel department at Fox Williams LLP is a growing multidisciplinary practice. Team leader Rhys Griffiths is a travel sector specialist, particularly in relation to online booking platforms, travel agents and tour operators. Lucy England, who joined from Bird & Bird LLP in 2021, has complemented the team with her expertise in travel technology and aviation. Anna Tindall is a key contact, particularly regarding contractual, regulatory and compliance issues in the aviation sphere. Clients benefit from the close ties between this department and the firm’s other practice areas including dispute resolution, financial services, data protection and corporate.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

The team at Fox Williams LLP primarily focuses on advising clients within the fashion industry. The practice is led by both Stephen Sidkin and Rhys Griffiths. Sidkin specialises in the termination of supply chain agreements, while Griffiths advises clients on compliance issues relating to the sale of travel services in Europe.