LONDON (November 6, 2018) – Holland & Knight has been ranked among the top law firms in the United Kingdom in aviation by Chambers UK in its newly released 2019 edition. Two of the firm's London-based aviation attorneys also were ranked. They are Partner Robert Ricketts 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 aircrafts, including the relevant registration procedures. He counsels both established and startup airlines on applicable international law and regulatory issues. Mr. Ricketts acts for several airlines throughout Europe and elsewhere around the world. 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. He also acts for a number of high-net-worth individuals as well as public and private companies on their aircraft acquisitions and aircraft operations.
Mr. Murray represents airlines, leasing companies, airports, business and general aviation operators and other companies involved in the aviation and travel industries. He has extensive experience in aviation and travel-related dispute resolution matters, often with multi-jurisdictional elements, 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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