Aviation Law - Davis LLP
The aviation and air travel sector has a unique set of challenges. Our Aviation Law professionals have extensive experience managing these challenges. We assist with the acquisition, disposition, leasing and financing of aircraft (both fixed wing and helicopters), aviation equipment, flight simulators and related assets, and advise on travel agency related issues and assistance in airport related matters. We are skilled in handling aviation regulatory and governmental compliance matters and provide optimal solutions to our clients in navigating the labyrinth of Canadian aviation laws, regulations and governmental policies. We also do extensive aviation insurance claims work, defending air carriers against passenger injury and wrongful death claims and cargo / baggage loss or damage claims arising on both domestic or international flights.
Our aviation law professionals include internationally recognized senior practitioners with a broad spectrum of experience and specialities covering all aspects of aviation law, including international and bilateral air treaties and conventions and airline operational issues. Prominent members of our group include a former General Counsel of a Canadian based major international carrier and a former General Counsel of IATA.
Specific Areas of Expertise in Aviation Law
Recognition and Leadership Roles
Lawyers in our group have been recognized as leading aviation or transportation lawyers in many of the noteworthy legal directories, including:
Our partners have served as executives of the Canadian Bar Association, Air & Space National Law Section; the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, International Transportation Committee; and the International Aviation Women's Association.
One of our partners was elected as president of the U.S. based Transportation Lawyers Association and also served as president of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association.
One of our partners was the sole Canadian contributor to the IBA publication on "Getting the Deal Through - Air Transport" for a number of years. A partner in our group edited the update to "Canadian Encyclopaedia Digest" (4th ed) on "Aviation Law" (Carswell) and another is the editor of Transport and Storage of Goods (Title 11) in Canadian Forms and Precedents - Commercial Transactions Volume III (LexisNexis Canada, 2005).
Our aviation practitioners are invited repeatedly to speak at international conferences and seminars concerning aviation law topics, including most recently at the opening panel of the 60th Anniversary McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability and Insurance and at the international aviation law conference convened at the Faculty of International Law at the China University of Political Science and Law.
Lawyers in our group have received recognition as leading aviation lawyers in several of the noteworthy legal directories, including:
Our partners have served as executives of the Canadian Bar Association, Air & Space National Law Section; the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, International Transportation Committee; and the International Aviation Women’s Association.
One of our partners was the sole Canadian contributor to the IBA publication “Getting the Deal Through - Air Transport” for a number of years. A partner in our group edited the update to “Canadian Encyclopaedia Digest” (4th ed) on “Aviation Law” (Carswell).
One of our partners serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Airport Authority.
Davis LLP Lawyers
Laura Safran, Q.C.