In this edition Who's Who Legal singles out the world's leading individuals and firms in the field of aviation law in three distinct sectors: contentious, finance and regulatory. Clyde & Co once again leads our research with a very impressive 28 listings, with practitioners from its offices around the globe recognised. Holman Fenwick Willan garners 23 inclusions across three continents and following closely behind is Norton Rose Fulbright with 22 listings. Clifford Chance earns 19 inclusions and US firm Condon & Forsyth boasts 17 inclusions.
We also single out the world's most highly regarded individuals the areas of contentious, finance and regulatory aviation law.
In this section of our publication we bring together Simon Liddy of HWL Ebsworth and Frank Silane of Condon & Forsyth to explore the key issues facing contentious experts. They discuss volume and types of work, including the activity of the US plaintiffs bar, passenger rights claims and consumer class actions.To read this discussion please click here.
We also feature an article by Mert Hifzi and Sue Barham of Holman Fenwick Willan, which explores recent proposed revisions to EU air passenger rights. To read the full article please click here.
Three of the world's top aviation finance lawyers discuss key issues in this area of specialism; Julie McLean of Conyers Dill & Pearman, Berend Crans of De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek and Edward Gross of Vedder Price talk about types of investors, interest from China, the impact of the growing demand for new aircraft and new entrants into the market.To read this roundtable discussion please click here.
This section also features an article by Donald Gray and Auriol Marasco of Blake Cassels & Graydon on Air Canada's first EETC offering, which particularly explores the impact of Cape Town convention and the benefits it can bring. To read the full article please click here.
In our roundtable Anita Mosner of Holland & Knight, Catherine Erkelens of Bird & Bird and Carlos Sierra of Sierra Vazquez Olivares Molina, the most highly regarded regulatory expert in our research overall, discuss the open skies policy, environmental issues, increased scrutiny by regulators on airports and recent regulatory changes in relation to technology. To read the roundtable discussion please click here.
Mia Wouters of LVP Law also contributes an article which looks at the regulatory constraints that airlines are under, especially those operating in the EU. To read the full article please click here.
In this edition of Who's Who Legal: Aviation individuals are either recognised for their full range of aviation services or their niche specialism in particular. Depending on their specialism and jurisdiction levels of work have varied, with "persistence, patience and flexibility" being the buzzwords for lawyers in this field, as practitioners report a "topsy-turvy" year.
The private client bar in Switzerland is home to a mixture of Swiss and foreign lawyers advising high-net worth individuals and their advisers on estate and succession planning, trusts and foundations and tax matters. We list 47 lawyers in this chapter.
In this edition we divide our research into four distinct sections. No single practitioner earns recognition in all of the IP, product liability, transactional and regulatory sections, which demonstrates the diverse nature of the work in this sector.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners that stand out worldwide.
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