Aviation

On one hand aviation is a dynamically expanding sector in terms of technology, e.g. within the area of Air Traffic Management or cockpit equipment in newest generation transport aircrafts, on the other hand it is the most underinvested sector when it comes to law and certification.

 

A dynamic growth of the aviation sector started many interesting processes. Within the last twenty years, we have been observing a consolidation of traditional airlines and establishment of a new business formula – low cost.

Aviation sector has to continuously adjust itself to the strict legislation requirements with respect to safety, specificity of aviation operations, equipment, environmental protection as well as passengers themselves.

Moreover, environmental regulations affect the need to replace traditional aircrafts with planes with silent engines and imply the necessity to organize adequate crew trainings.

Airports face the need to regulate their noise policies and, quite often, payment of the respective compensations.

Aviation sector includes:

airlines |  airports   |  drones or unmanned aerial vehicles

airport ground staff  |  airlines counterparties

manufacturers of cars or aircraft parts

How can we help?

We represent our customers in proceedings at the Civil Aviation Office, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Public Procurement Office and in courts (i.a. labour and noise-related proceedings). Our advisory services relate to all the issues associated with regulatory affairs and support for entrepreneurs in specific departments of the Civil Aviation Office whose purpose is i.a.to obtain certificates, concessions for aviation transports, authorizations for aviation operations. We also assist our customers in their applications for approval of both dry lease and wet lease agreements.

We provide airlines with legal services focused on negotiation and preparation of contracts with their counterparties such as aircraft manufacturers, travel agencies, IT hardware suppliers, handling companies or lessors.

We advise our customers in lease transactions and car funding and support with this regard both foreign and local entities in legal and tax terms.

We support airlines and their counterparties in tax-related matters associated with their day-to-day activities, disposal of vital assets, funds for business activities, financing of acquisition and operation of aircrafts as well as restructuring processes.

We ensure legal compliance of market operations pursued by our customers.

We provide our advice in aviation competition law.

Experience

Legal and tax advisory services for an American lessor with respect to entry of an aircraft to the Polish register of aircrafts as well as other formalities to be observed in the Civil Aviation Office and required for the purposes of lease agreement approval.

Preparation of lease agreement drafts according to ACMI/Aircraft Crew Maintenance Insurance formula.

Legal and tax assistance in the separation of a technical aircraft maintenance company from the structure of a leading Polish airline.

Legal and tax advisory services provided for a leading Polish airline selling a real property located in Warsaw to the Financial Association.

Development of the framework for acquisition of an aircraft from an airline operating domestic flights under a pledge agreement.

Legal and tax advisory services provided to a leading Polish airline which purchased an Embraer 170 aircraft from its Brazilian manufacturer.

Legal services provided to an investor regarding establishment and operation of an airport.

Assistance during negotiations conducted by an industry development entity to conclude a sale agreement and lease of an Embraer aircraft.

Advisory services during negotiations conducted by a manufacturer of plane parts.

GDPR audits / API/ PNR passenger data – preparation of privacy policies for a few airlines and assistance in GDPR implementation.

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Paweł Chyb, Ph.D.

Paweł Chyb, Ph.D.

Partner

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Adam Pawlisz

Adam Pawlisz

Senior Associate

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