Our expertise in the Aviation sector is highlighted by the legal advisory services we have rendered to a number of local and international airlines.
We are experienced in providing simple and tailored solutions to complex transactions. We act as legal advisers to clients regarding aircraft acquisition, financing, leasing and insurance. We guide foreign airline operators on the legal and regulatory requirements for establishing airline operations in Nigeria. In addition, we were the Nigerian legal advisers on the historic merger of two major foreign airlines to become one of the world’s largest airlines.
Our Aviation team acts as liaisons between the Ministry of Aviation, NCAA, FAAN and our clients in obtaining licenses, permits and other forms of authorisations required for the airline operations in Nigeria. We are highly skilled in advising air carriers on all aspects of air cargo services business and structuring credit agreements for passenger airline operators. Through the negotiation and preparation of legal documents for the acquisition, financing and leasing of aircrafts, our team has shown demonstrable competence in providing legal advisory services for players in the aviation sector.
As part of our contribution to the growth of the sector, we drafted the first (and current) international standard Airport Use and Lease Agreement and acted as legal advisers to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). We similarly represented the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) before the Nigerian Federal Legislature during public hearings on the draft of the current Civil Aviation Act.