Australia: Transport Aviation 2017

Our research identifies 21 pre-eminent practitioners who are recognised by peers and clients alike for the exceptional service they provide across the aerospace, insurance and manufacturing industries. The lawyers listed here have a diverse range of expertise in contentious, financial and regulatory matters and are at the forefront of the Australian market for their practice in these areas. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Mark Mackrell Norton White, Sydney
2. Simon Liddy HWL Ebsworth, Sydney
3. John Canning King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
4. Peter Carter Carter Capner Law, Brisbane
5. Benjamin G Martin Norton White, Sydney

Three outstanding practitioners from leading Asia-Pacific firm MINTERELLISON are listed here.
Olivia Warwick is an insurance specialist with extensive experience advising and litigating on behalf of clients in the aviation sector. She has acted in numerous high-profile cases and is highly regarded for her work in this space.

Full-service Australian firm HWL EBSWORTH achieves three listings for its aviation practice.
With over 25 years’ experience, Simon Liddy is a market-leading expert in regulatory and contentious matters. He handles large claims seamlessly and sources praise his performance in complex litigations.

ASHURST sees two practitioners included in this chapter.  
As a “longstanding leader in sophisticated aviation finance matters”, John Field is a prominent name in the market and receives widespread praise for his “excellent” work in this area.
Jock O’Shea is a highly esteemed practitioner and is commended for his broad expertise in asset and receivables financing.

Two eminent practitioners from NORTON WHITE are listed here. 
Mark Mackrell draws praise as an all-round expert and a true leader in the aviation field. Peers commend his work in contentious disputes and outstanding transactional expertise.
Benjamin Martin is an experienced adviser and accomplished litigator. His practice encompasses commercial, regulatory and contentious matters and market sources comment on his prowess in these areas.

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS sees two lawyers listed here.
With decades of experience, John Angus is a highly esteemed practitioner and is known for his broad knowledge of structured financial transactions.  
Amanda Wales is highly regarded for her well-developed finance practice, particularly in relation to multi-jurisdictional agreements. She has acted for major airlines on a wide array of matters including sales and lease transactions, acquisitions and secured debts.

Two practitioners from KING & WOOD MALLESONS are recognised in this year’s research.  
With over 30 years’ experience, John Canning is an eminent figure in the aviation market. He is a seasoned finance specialist and is commended for his significant experience in cross-border transactions.  
Hal Bolitho is a highly regarded practitioner with an impeccable knowledge of aircraft and asset financing matters.

At CARTER CAPNER LAW Peter Carter is praised for his commercial outlook and revered litigation skills. He regularly impresses market sources with his work in the aviation space.  

Richard Burn, founding partner of RICHARD BURN & ASSOCIATES, is commended for his longstanding experience and “superb commercial expertise” as an aviation lawyer. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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