Header Image

Experience & Expertise

Our specialized team focuses on providing legal solutions to the key players in business aviation, and we are fully equipped to cover all issues and areas of the aviation industry.

Our clients, including leading entrepreneurs, financial institutions, private and public companies, have acquired interests in a variety of corporate and executive aircraft. We also advise operators, brokers and insurance companies in all types of queries they may have in connection with their business aviation activities.

Our business aviation lawyers have broad experience representing virtually every segment of the industry and can draw on the broad legal resources within our firm, from regulatory specialists to tax lawyers, to address any legal concern unique to business aviation operations.

Our firm has assisted its clients with regard to legal issues in the following areas:

  • Cross-border acquisition of business aircraft from the manufacturer, dealer or owner, as well as subsequent sale;
  • Aircraft financing;
  • Establishment of international corporate structures for the ownership and operations of business aircraft to reduce liability exposure and comply with all applicable regulations;
  • Registration of aircraft and mortgages in the relevant registries;
  • Aircraft management, operations, maintenance and support;
  • Aircraft interior completion projects;
  • Charter and lease transactions;
  • Tax and VAT advice (e.g. on operations, import and export, maintenance) and negotiations with the relevant tax authorities;
  • Aviation insurance;
  • Regulatory aspects of aviation activities in Switzerland;
  • Warranty and liability litigation;
  • Aircraft repossession.

Deals and Cases

Our firm has acted on behalf of numerous owners, financial institutions or operators in the sale, purchase or financing of business aircraft, such as BBJ 787, Gulfstream G650, Bombardier Global 7000, Dassault Falcon 7X and more, from virtually all manufacturers.

In insurance and litigation matters, our firm advised public authorities and insurance companies in connection with several mid-air collisions. In particular, our firm was appointed by Skyguide and its insurer AXA Winterthur following the Überlingen mid-air collision.