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Meet the team


Our global transport practice is comprised of 400 lawyers who deliver in-depth knowledge of the global aviation, rail and shipping industries. As one of the leading full-service legal practices in the transport sector, our lawyers provide clients with a comprehensive understanding of how transportation industries operate on a local and global scale.

“Standout asset finance practice offering extensive expertise in both the aviation and shipping sectors.” - Chambers Europe, 2018

Our world-class lawyers have a longstanding track record of innovation in the transport sector, with experience in all forms of finance and leasing structures, dispute resolution and litigation matters and corporate dealings spanning M&A, private equity, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other forms of cooperation.

With lawyers in every major global financial center, our transport law team also works in close collaboration with our lawyers in energy, infrastructure, mining and commodities, financial institutions and technology, enabling us to provide support on any issues affecting our transport clients.

Our areas of work include

  • Antitrust and competition, including international regulatory systems and controls
  • Asset finance
  • Bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency
  • Crisis management, including global emergency response
  • Dispute resolution and litigation, including multi-jurisdictional litigation (MDL)
  • Health and safety
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A, strategic alliances and other forms of cooperation
  • Planning
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Sustainability and climate change, including carbon finance and environmental law

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Europe, Germany: Transportation: Rail & Aviation Asset Finance (Band 1), Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Aviation: Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Rail: Finance (Band 1), Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Shipping: Finance (Band 1), Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Shipping: Litigation, Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Germany: Transport: Maritime and Shipping, The Legal 500, 2018
  • Videos

    Trends in cyber-attacks in the shipping industry

    May 2018

    Streamlining EC261 end-to-end claims handling

    July 2017

  • Publications


    Welcome to the November 2018 edition of Legalseas.

    December 2018

    Financing scrubbers – potential solutions

    Ahead of the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 per cent cap on sulphur content in shipping fuel on 1 January 2020, shipowners...

    December 2018

  • News