Aviation and aerospace

AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION IN ALBANIA

AIRLINES

We advise on all types of airline contracts including; commercial procurement and outsourcing, IT contracts, IP arrangements, agreements with travel agents and other distribution arrangements, aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, fuel supply and numerous operational issues. We regularly advise airlines on the operation of aircraft including licensing of flight crew; crimes on board aircraft; noise and emissions; numerous operational issues; and registration and deregistration.

Airline ownership and finance
We have a strong transport focused corporate practice that handles all aspects of corporate finance and governance in the airline sector including M&A, joint ventures, buy outs, privatisations and disposals.

Employment
Our team advise on all aspects of employment law including drafting employment contracts and company policies, working hours and leave entitlements, the operation of a shift pattern, flexible work patterns and temporary work arrangements in compliance with immigration and labour regulations.

Insured liability
We have a substantial track record of advising airlines and their insurers in relation to aviation losses, enforcement, general aviation claims, subrogation, jurisdiction disputes and passenger/cargo claims.

Dispute resolution
Our leading litigation capabilies together with our in-depth aviation specialism causes us to be able to act in relation to disputes across the industry whether regarding fuel contracts, union/employment, leases, sales/ purchase agreements, repossessions, projects, IP or alliances.

Property law
Our property practice acts for a range of airlines and service providers on departure and arrivals lounges, ticket desks and ramp leases, leases of crew rooms and management and letting of administration offices.

AVIATION AND AEROSPACE ALBANIA – AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION ALBANIA – AIRCRAFT OPERATION CERTIFICATE

LPA TEAM assists airlines in relation to:
Commercial matters
Our broad involvement with airlines means we regularly advise airlines on all types of commercial contracts including; alliances and joint ventures, codesharing and franchise agreements, relations with travel agents and other distributing arrangements, aircraft management and maintenance and fuel supply. Further areas in which we specialise include commercial procurement and outsourcing, IT contracts and IP issues relevant to the industry.

We advise on the operation of aircraft including licensing of flight crew, crimes on board aircraft, noise and emissions, registration and deregistration and a other operational issues.
Commercial litigation
LPA  has one of the Albania’s top dispute resolution practices which together with our in-depth aviation specialism causes us to be able to act in relation to disputes across the industry whether regarding fuel contracts, union/employment, leases, sales / purchase agreements, repossessions, projects, IP or alliances.
Corporate finance
Our lawyers have considerable experience across the entire spectrum of corporate work and handle all aspects of public and private M&A deals, including vendor and purchaser due diligence, virtual data rooms, purchase agreement preparation and negotiation and financial close. We also have expertise in relation to airline privatisation.
Employment
We advise airlines on all aspects of labour and employment law including drafting employment contracts and company policies for application globally; working hours and leave entitlements; the operation of shift pattern; flexible work patterns and temporary work arrangements in compliance with immigration and labour regulations. Our employment team have a deep knowledge on trade union matters and regularly advise on a range of employment related litigation.

FINANCE AND LEASING

We have wide experience of all types of aircraft financing and leasing transactions. Our lawyers have been involved in a significant volume of transactions across the commercial aircraft, corporate jet and engine sectors.

Our clients praise our in-depth and multi-disciplinary understanding of the aviation industry and the various intricacies of aviation finance.

The aviation finance team have advised on transactions involving over 7 aircraft and over 2 aircraft engines and have extensive experience of most types of relevant structure and product, including;

  • Financing: secured and unsecured loan and lease financing, including pre-delivery payments financing and export credit-supported financing.
  • Leasing: leasing transactions including finance leases, operating leases, tax leases and wet leases and charters.
  • Acquisitions: manufacturer purchase contracts (new aircraft/engines) and used aircraft sale and purchase (with extensive re-fleeting experience for both airlines and financiers).

We advise a number of established banks and financing parties, aircraft lessors and regional and flag-carrier airlines. We are recognised for our ability to handle transactions for large commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, business jets, engines and helicopters alike.

AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION ALBANIA – AIRCRAFT OPERATION CERTIFICATE (AOC)