Press Release
November 9, 2016

Chambers UK Names Holland & Knight a Top Aviation Law Firm in 2017 Guide

LONDON (November 9, 2016) – Holland & Knight has been ranked among the top law firms in the United Kingdom in aviation by Chambers UK in its newly released 2017 edition. Three of the firm’s London-based aviation attorneys also were ranked. They are partners Robert Ricketts, consultant Ian Clark and senior counsel Timothy Murray.

According to Chambers, Holland & Knight’s London aviation team offers "strong aircraft finance and leasing expertise" and the firm’s clients "benefit from expanded international resources, particularly across the USA, on complex multi-jurisdictional matters."

Mr. Ricketts advises banks, leasing companies and airlines on various issues arising from the sale, purchase, leasing, financing, maintenance and mortgaging of aircraft. Recent transactions include the leasing of Boeing, Airbus, Embraer and Bombardier aircraft by a variety of lessors and the sale of a diverse range of aircraft. In addition to his substantial corporate jet practice, he represents several airlines throughout Europe and elsewhere around the world.

A former pilot and flying instructor in the Royal Air Force, Mr. Clark focuses his practice on commercial transactions, litigation and international regulatory matters. He is closely involved in developments concerning the operating regimes affecting corporate aircraft and aircraft that are in shared ownership. He also advises clients on aviation insurance coverage matters and is experienced in cases arising out of aircraft accidents.

Mr. Murray represents airlines, leasing companies, airports, business and general aviation operators, travel firms and other companies involved in the aviation and travel industries. He has extensive experience in aviation and travel-related dispute resolution matters in the English courts and in arbitrations, including leasing, aircraft finance, insurance, aircraft repossessions, aircraft engineering, technical issues, accidents and general contractual disputes. He also advises on a wide range of regulatory issues, including matters before the European Commission, the UK Civil Aviation Authority and the UK Department for Transport.

Chambers UK is designed to reflect market opinion through a year's worth of client and lawyer surveys. It is one in a series of Chambers & Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession around the world. The attributes assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

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