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Featured Articles: Transport

Aviation 2018: Discussion

Who’s Who Legal brings together two leading experts to discuss issues facing aviation lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

Ricardo Bernardi - Bernardi & Schnapp, São Paulo

Mert Hifzi – HFW, Singapore

Aviation Regulation in The United States: A Look Back At 2016

Aviation Regulation

By Anita Mosner, Holland & Knight LLP

In this article, Anita Mosner from Holland & Knight explores the development of regulation in the US aviation sector over the past year. 

Q&A with Ben Lee, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd.

WWL Transport 2017 - Ben Lee

Ben Lee, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd (Mbaup)

In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Ben Lee speaks about his role at Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd, the key qualities he looks for when instructing external counsel, as well as key regulatory and technological developments impacting the automotive industry.

Transport 2017: Q&A

Luis de San Simon

Luis De San Simón, San Simón & Duch

In an exclusive interview with Who’s Who Legal, Luis de San Simón at San Simón & Duch discusses the effect of global events on the Spanish shipping market, some of the country’s recent legislative changes and the challenging future of the practice area.

Modern Slavery – Risks and Challenges For The Aviation Industry

Modern Slavery

By Sue Barham and Peter Coles, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Sue Barham and Peter Coles at Holman Fenwick Willan highlight the legal issues surrounding modern slavery and how they are currently affecting the aviation industry.  

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Analysis: Transport

Transport 2017: Analysis

This year’s Who’s Who Legal Transport edition presents 801 aviation lawyers across three chapters – contentious, regulatory and finance – alongside 522 shipping lawyers. In total, lawyers from 536 firms across 69 countries are recognised.

Transport 2017: Trends

The transport sector has experienced some turbulent times this year. Both the aviation and shipping markets are facing significant challenges, causing serious problems for companies operating within them. As a result, the legal market offering services to these two branches of transport law is reflecting this environment, and adapting too; the trend for the increasing establishment of boutique firms has continued well into 2016 and is likely to be seen next year too. Yet despite such pressures, the legal market in the area is still experiencing a lot of activity from clients and practitioners, who are positive about its future.

Transport 2016: Analysis

Our latest Transport publication presents 866 aviation listings, divided into contentious, regulatory and finance segments, alongside 480 shipping lawyers from a total of 555 firms across 76 countries.

Trends in the Transport Legal Marketplace: 2016

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The past year has been another interesting one for aviation and shipping practitioners. From the Germanwings airline crash to new EU regulations and an increase in alternative financing options, those in the aviation field have experienced a diverse and evolving range of issues, with the expectation that 2016 will hold similar levels of work. In the shipping market, depressed cargo prices and an excess of vessels are causing clubs to become even more cost-conscious, spelling trouble for some in the litigation space.

Legal Marketplace Analysis

Our new Transport publication lists 798 aviation practitioners, divided into contentious, regulatory and finance segments, alongside 465 shipping lawyers from a total of 533 firms across 77 countries as leaders in these areas of law.

We have highlighted a number of firms for their international and domestic reputations. Holman Fenwick Willan has an impressive depth of expertise across aviation and shipping law from its offices covering Australasia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East. Likewise, Clyde & Co is listed in all segments across an expansive global network. Norton Rose Fulbright, Clifford Chance and White & Case excel in aviation finance. Meanwhile, Ince & Co perform exceptionally well in our shipping research. Within the US, Holland & Knight stands out for its all-inclusive expertise and Condon & Forsyth also features for its eminent position in the aviation contentious market.

We also select the 10 most highly regarded individuals in the world for aviation finance, regulatory and contentious, as well as for shipping. 

Research: Trends & Conclusions

Across our aviation-based research, a distinction can be made between those lawyers and firms who offer the full range of aviation services and those who have developed niche expertise in one particular discipline. Several contributors to the research have commented on the transitional nature of the sector, reflecting the changing focus of the contentious field, increasing US and EU regulatory activity and encouraging signs for post-recession commercial aviation finance after a period when predominantly European banks retracted from the market. Subsequently, levels of work have varied for lawyers depending on the breadth of their practice, and firms with a global presence have been able to take advantage of increased activity in the Middle East and Asian markets. In terms of the shipping market, contentious lawyers have seen continued opportunities for large charter party and insurance-related work, while refinancings and ship owner bankruptcies have driven activity for leading shipping finance practitioners.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Aviation 2014

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.

Contentious

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.

Finance

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.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Aviation 2014

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.

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All Experts in Transport (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Transport (Listed Alphabetically)

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Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

4 Transport Lawyers featured

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Transport Lawyers featured

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Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors

1 Transport Lawyer featured

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1 Chancery Lane

3 Transport Lawyers featured

12 King's Bench Walk

2 Transport Lawyers featured

2 Temple Gardens

4 Transport Lawyers featured

20 Essex Street Chambers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

3 Hare Court

1 Transport Lawyer featured

39 Essex Chambers

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Abe & Sakata

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Adepetun Caxton-Martins Agbor & Segun

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Ahlers & Vogel

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Allen & Overy LLP

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Allens

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Arena Alvarez Advogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Arias

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Arias Fabrega & Fabrega

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Arnecke Sibeth

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ashurst LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

AÉLEX

2 Transport Lawyers featured

BLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Babajide Koku & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Basch and Rameh

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Baumgartner Mächler

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Beaumont & Son

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Benedetti & Benedetti

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Bennett Jones LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Benson Buffett

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Benz Attorneys Ltd

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Bernard LLP

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Blaum Dettmers Rabstein

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Bloomfield Law Practice

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law Ltd

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

5 Transport Lawyers featured

Bratschi Wiederkehr & Buob AG

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Brisset Bishop

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

CBP Lawyers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

CMS Hasche Sigle

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Cabinet d'Avocats Chevrier

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Carreira Pitti PC

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Carter Capner Law

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Chief Rotimi Williams’ Chambers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Clark & Company

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Clifford Chance LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Clyde & Co LLP

5 Transport Lawyers featured

Cocks Macnish

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Colin Biggers & Paisley Pty Ltd

3 Transport Lawyers featured

DLA Piper

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Dabelstein & Passehl

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

De Man Pillet

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Decastro & Robles

2 Transport Lawyers featured

DelViso-Avocats

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Dentons

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Devereux Chambers

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Di Ciero e Mello Franco Advogados

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Edwin T Nobbs QC Professional Corporation

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ehlers Ehlers & Partner

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ermini AG

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Essex Court Chambers

2 Transport Lawyers featured

F O Akinrele & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Felsberg Advogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Femi Atoyebi & Co

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Fernandes & Hearn LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Fleet Hamburg LLP

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Foundation Chambers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Fountain Court

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Froriep

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Galindo Arias y Lopez

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Garcia & Bodan

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Garnault Rembauville Bureau Tassy

2 Transport Lawyers featured

George Ikoli & Okagbue

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Giaschi & Margolis

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Greenway Chambers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

HMN & Partners

2 Transport Lawyers featured

HWL Ebsworth

5 Transport Lawyers featured

Hayashida Sogo Law Offices

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Herbst Kinsky

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Hicksons Lawyers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Hiratsuka & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Hogan Lovells

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Holding Redlich

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Holman Fenwick Willan

9 Transport Lawyers featured

Icaza González-Ruiz Alemán

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ince & Co

7 Transport Lawyers featured

Isaacs & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

JB Majiyagbe & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

JG Assis de Almeida e Associados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Jarolim Flitsch Rechtsanwälte GmbH

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Jean-Jacques Ollu Avocat

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Jiménez Cruz Peña

1 Transport Lawyer featured

JurisLaw

1 Transport Lawyer featured

K&L Gates LLP

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Kavanagh Bateman & Baek LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Kennedys

1 Transport Lawyer featured

King & Wood Mallesons

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Klein Rechtsanwälte AG

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Klemm Rechtsanwalts-GmbH

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Kola Awodein & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Kubes Passeyrer Rechtsanwälte OG

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Langlois Kronström Desjardins

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Law Office Dr Andreas Grassl

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Lebuhn & Puchta

5 Transport Lawyers featured

Lewis & Co

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Max Law Office

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Mayer Brown LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

McInnes Cooper

1 Transport Lawyer featured

McMillan LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Menard Quimbert & Associés

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Mesa & Mesa | Abogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Metcalf & Company

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Meyer Avocats

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Mills Oakley

1 Transport Lawyer featured

MinterEllison

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Morgan & Morgan

5 Transport Lawyers featured

Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Nassar Abogados

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Nelson Carreyo

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Neupert Vuille Partners

1 Transport Lawyer featured

New Chambers

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Nishimura & Asahi

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Norton Rose Fulbright

6 Transport Lawyers featured

Norton White

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Okabe & Yamaguchi

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Oland & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Old Square Chambers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Oller Abogados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Outer Temple Chambers

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Pardini & Associates

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Paterson MacDougall

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Patton Moreno & Asvat

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Paul Usoro & Co

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Pellerano & Herrera

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Pendl Mair

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Pestalozzi

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Quadrant Chambers

5 Transport Lawyers featured

REMÉ Rechtsanwälte

2 Transport Lawyers featured

ROUTE Transport & Trade Law

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Reed Smith LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Renz & Partners

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Richard Burn & Associates

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Richemont Nicolas & Associés

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Robinson Sheppard Shapiro

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Ruoss Vögele Partner

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Russin & Vecchi LLC

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Schackow

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Schiller Rechtsanwälte

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Segelken & Suchopar

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Sfera Legal

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Simonius Pfrommer & Partner

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Sonderhoff & Einsel

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Squire Patton Boggs LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Stephenson Harwood

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Stewart McKelvey

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Stikeman Elliott

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Strachan Partners

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Streamsowers & Köhn

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Taliba Advogados Associados

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Taylor Wessing LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

The Campbell Law Firm

1 Transport Lawyer featured

The Victorian Bar

2 Transport Lawyers featured

ThomannFischer

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Thomas Cooper

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Thomas Miller Law

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Thynne & Macartney

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Torys LLP

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Urwantschky Dangel Borst PartmbB

3 Transport Lawyers featured

Veronika Kozak, Rechtsanwalt

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Villeneau Rohart Simon & Associes

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Vischer Ltd

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Wallmans Lawyers

1 Transport Lawyer featured

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

4 Transport Lawyers featured

Wenger Plattner

1 Transport Lawyer featured

White & Case LLP

3 Transport Lawyers featured

XXIV Old Buildings

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Yomi Oshikoya & Co

2 Transport Lawyers featured

Yoshida and Partners

2 Transport Lawyers featured

burckhardt Ltd

1 Transport Lawyer featured

gbf Attorneys-at-law

3 Transport Lawyers featured

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