We advise on all areas affecting the aviation sector. We work with carriers, airports and ground handling agencies, plus manufacturers of aircrafts and aircraft parts.

We assist companies operating in the aviation sector in their relations with administrative and supervisory authorities, including by helping them to comply with regulatory obligations or ongoing investigations. We also advise on business relations with other companies in the market, negotiate contracts and help to introduce new solutions and products.

SSW is one of the advisors supporting the Global Aviation Resource Index (GARI). GARI is a tool that allows easy access to data on restructuring procedures in the aviation industry. The data collected in GARI is irreplaceable especially for lessors, financiers and creditors operating in this sector. 

GARI Global Aviation Resource Index

GARI was launched in 2021. It was conceptualised and developed by Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) and specifically by WFW Partner Dominic Pearson. More information and the tool itself can be found by following the link: GARI – The Global Aviation Resource Index (wfw.com)

How can we help?

  • Representing clients in proceedings before the Civil Aviation Authority, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, the Public Procurement Office and in court proceedings (e.g. in claims concerns labour and noise disputes);
  • Helping air carriers to negotiate and draft agreements with their counterparties, including aircraft manufacturers, travel agencies, computer software providers, handling companies or lessors;
  • Advising on aircraft leasing and financing transactions;
  • Supporting air carriers and their counterparties in tax issues concerning their day-to-day operations, the divestment of significant assets, financing of operations, financing of acquisition and operation of aircraft fleets, and restructuring processes;
  • Evaluating the legality of planned market activities;
  • Advising on aviation competition law.

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