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FRIARY COURT, 65 CRUTCHED FRIARS, LONDON, EC3N 2AE, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7264 8000
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Fax 020 7264 8888
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1069 LONDON CITY EC3
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Giles Kavanagh

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Work 020 7264 8778
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HFW

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Aerospace practice group.

Position

Head of the global aerospace team, specialising in advising and representing aviation and space insurers, airlines and manufacturers. His contentious work includes acting in litigation, arbitration and mediation for aviation/aerospace entities as well as their insurers. Giles’ non-contentious work involves giving contractual and regulatory advice to airlines and manufacturers. Giles is recognised by the leading legal directories as a leader in his field. He is a past chairman of The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Air Law Group Committee.


London: Transport

Aviation

Within: Leading individuals

Giles Kavanagh - HFW

Within: Aviation

HFW's aerospace department is regularly engaged on complex aviation disputes and its expertise spans major losses and liability-related mandates. It is also experienced in regulatory and competition matters in the aviation sector. Key instructions include advising King Power International Co, and its aviation insurers, on all liability aspects of the fatal helicopter crash near Leicester City Football Club in 2018. Global aerospace head Giles Kavanagh is instructed by insurers, airlines and manufacturers; Nicholas Hughes is an 'aviation expert' and Sue Barham handles regulatory and disputes work in the sector. While Zohar Zik is experienced in finance and leasing transactions, he is also active on regulatory matters. Senior associate Mark Waters is experienced in products disputes. The team is commended for its ability to utilise its global footprint to advise on cross-border instructions.

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