Aviation

Morgan Lewis represents airlines, aircraft and aircraft-engine manufacturers, lenders, lessors, investors, private clients, and other industry participants operating throughout the world. Having an established global network of local professionals, and an in-depth understanding of international aviation regulatory and legal systems, our lawyers are well placed to assist clients on matters across multiple jurisdictions.

We have represented the world’s leading air carriers and manufacturers on their most complicated matters. Our work spans the spectrum of issues confronted by clients within and associated with the aviation industry, including transactions, litigation, taxation, labor, and employment.

Navigating Financial Transactions

Our lawyers advise lenders and borrowers on all aspects of international purchases and sales, and financing and leasing, including the sale and purchase of new and used aircraft, finance and operating leases, engine swaps, parts consignment arrangements, and manufacturer purchase contracts. We also have represented more than 100 financial institutions in connection with their aircraft investments.

Handling Disputes & Other Challenges

We advise stakeholders in all aspects of financially troubled situations, including repossessions, bankruptcies, and restructurings around the globe. We have assisted clients across a wide range of sophisticated and often-sensitive international commercial disputes, aviation disasters, international arbitration, antitrust and competition law, insurance recovery, and white collar matters.

Resolving Tax & Employment Issues

Our extensive background in assisting large clients with cross-border operations equips Morgan Lewis to assist aviation industry clients throughout the world. Our global corporate tax and labor and employment practices are available to serve companies with purely regional interests, as well as those with footprints in multiple countries whose tax obligations and workforce management practices are governed by a wide variety of laws and regulatory regimes.