2022-05-13

Aviation industry

Our lawyers have extensive experience in disputes in the aviation industry.

The team assists aircraft operators, equipment manufacturers and subcontractors in their commercial disputes (contracts, partnership agreements, shareholders’ disputes) in international arbitration and before commercial and civil courts. Our lawyers have a specific expertise in disputes involving industrial property issues.

Our lawyers also assist their clients in criminal and civil proceedings involving their liability following accidents.

Our partners’ recent experience in international arbitration includes:

  • counsel to a French aerospace group in three arbitrations relating to a licensing agreement (amount in dispute: €75 million, French and New York law, ad hoc proceedings and ICC Rules, English language);
  • counsel to a French aerospace group against an American high-tech company in a dispute relating to the supply of aeronautical equipment (amount in dispute: $100 million, Swiss law, ICC Geneva, English language);
  • counsel to a French aerospace group in a dispute between partners of a joint venture in the high-tech defense systems sector (amount in dispute: €30 million, French law, NAI Rotterdam, English language);
  • counsel to a French aerospace group in a dispute relating to the breach of an equipment supply contract in the aerospace sector (amount in dispute: €47 million, French law, ICC Paris, English language);
  • counsel to a French aeronautical group in an arbitration relating to the breach of an equipment supply contract in the aeronautical field (amount in dispute: €16 million, Swiss law, ICC Zurich, English language);
  • sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a North African company and a European company in a dispute relating to the supply of aeronautical parts.

Our partners’ recent experience in criminal law includes:

  • counsel to passengers victims of an aircraft accident;
  • counsel to an airport operator in labor criminal law proceedings;
  • counsel to an airport operator in criminal proceedings for unintentional injuries;
  • counsel to a French aeronautical group in criminal proceedings for manslaughter following an aircraft accident;
  • counsel to an aeronautical group victim of an espionage attempt.

Our partners’ recent experience in corporate and commercial litigation includes:

  • counsel to a French aeronautical group in a dispute relating to the termination of established commercial relations with a subcontractor (amount in dispute: €3 million, French law, Paris Commercial Court);
  • counsel to a French aerospace group in summary proceedings on a dispute between partners of a joint venture in the high-tech defense systems sector (Paris Commercial Court).