Defense & Aviation

Ensuring that complex agreements are negotiated with legal finesse.

The growing demand, the increase in players, the regulatory pressures and the globally entwined nature of the aerospace and defence sector requires a thorough understanding of the contemporary legal and policy issues. To mitigate operational challenges ranging from infrastructure, procurement, logistics, technological innovation to disputes, advance planning and timely intervention is imperative.

We advise private as well as publicly listed domestic carriers, international airlines, associations, aviation authority, airport operators and industry manufacturers on the laws and regulations pertaining to the aviation industry. Our assistance, inter alia, comprises cross-border leasing, sale and leaseback arrangements, equipment leasing, aircraft financing, sector-specific competition and labour law compliance. We specialize in ground handling contracts, real estate development projects and O&M agreements. Our team is also well-equipped to assist through the bidding process for airport development. We also render procurement and licensing advice to defence manufacturers and assist with defence procurement operations.
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  • Ranked by Legal500 for Projects & Energy Practice in 2021.
  • Honourable mention within INDIA – In-House Community Firms of the Year, 2018 by Asian-Mena Counsel Firms of the Year for Energy & Natural Resources Practice.
The services we render include:
  • Advising on aviation laws, regulations and litigation matters
  • Advice on sale, purchase and lease arrangements
  • Support with airport privatization and development projects
  • Rendering procurement and licensing advice to defence manufacturers
  • Assistance with defence procurement operations
  • Support in liaising, negotiating and collaborating with government bodies
  • Assistance in aircraft registration and repossession exercises
  • Drafting of commercial contracts and policy documents
  • Handling of passenger claims, cargo and employment issues
  • Managing litigation and disputes as well as representing before various authorities in the aviation sector
  • Handling disputes pertaining to breach of defence contracts, corruption, actions by government, integrity pacts, etc.
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Key Contacts

S T Prashantha Kumar

Partner

Chandrasekaran R

Director

Vibhore Chaturvedi

Senior Associate

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