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Business Jets

Our knowledge of the business jet market is second to none

With top-ranked true business jet lawyers throughout our large global network, our business jet practice is unique in that it is not simply an afterthought to our highly regarded commercial aircraft practice.

Our business jet offering includes specialties in finance, sale and purchase, operation and management, and insurance.

With well over 300 business jet purchase, sale and finance transactions to our name, from VIP airliner fleet financings through to single aircraft loans, our experience is unsurpassed. We have dealt with all aircraft types from all of the major manufacturers, in well over 40 jurisdictions.

We understand the needs of HNWI clients and are known for client service and care, including being able to close within challenging timescales. We are “the business jet lawyers”.

Our Business Jets work

  • All
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Agreements and breaches

    Advising business jet and rotor-wing operators on pilot training bond agreements and breaches.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft acquisition, financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale

    Acted for an Asian Corporate in relation to various matters involving its acquisition, financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Gulfstream G450. 
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft finance leasing

    Acted for a leading International Financier in relation to its finance leasing of one Gulfstream G650ER.

    Hong Kong

    Aircraft financing

    Acted for a Chinese Bank – in relation to the financing of one new ACJ.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale

    Acted for an Asian Investment Fund – in relation to various matters involving its financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Bombardier Challenger 605.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft purchase and leaseback

    Acted for a leading International Financier in relation to its purchase and leaseback of one Dassault Falcon 7X.

    Hong Kong

    Corporate aircraft finance and leasing

    Acted for various European, US and APAC Banks and Financial Institutions – in relation to multiple corporate aircraft finance and leasing matters involving various Domestic Jurisdictions and States of Registration (including multiple PRC / USA / Off-shore matters).

    Hong Kong

    Debt recovery and business jet repossession

    Advising numerous owners and managers on debt recoveries and the repossession of business jet aircraft in Asia.
    Hong Kong

    Employment – poaching of staff

    Advising business jet owners on the poaching of pilots and engineers.
    Hong Kong

    Financing of Airbus Corporate Jet

    Acted for a US Bank in documenting the financing of one Airbus Corporate Jet.
    Hong Kong
  • Part 91 operations for Thai-owned Gulfstream 550

    Managed the stock sale, purchase agreement and formation of a new Florida corporation to operate multiple international aircraft management and aviation service agreements for a foreign owner of a Part 91 operation for a Gulfstream 550 in Thailand

    United States
  • Employment – poaching of staff

    Advising business jet owners on the poaching of pilots and engineers.
    Hong Kong

    Debt recovery and business jet repossession

    Advising numerous owners and managers on debt recoveries and the repossession of business jet aircraft in Asia.
    Hong Kong

    Grey charters

    Advising on grey charters operations in APAC.
    Hong Kong

    Passenger conduct

    Advising business jet managers on unruly behaviour and other criminal conduct of passengers aboard a flight.
    Hong Kong

    Agreements and breaches

    Advising business jet and rotor-wing operators on pilot training bond agreements and breaches.
    Hong Kong

    Regulatory, incident response and risk management

    Advising business jet owners and managers in relation to aircraft damage, wildlife hazards, ICAO and national preventative practices.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale

    Acted for an Asian Investment Fund – in relation to various matters involving its financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Bombardier Challenger 605.
    Hong Kong

    Financing unwind and sale of eight (8) aircraft

    Acted for a Corporate Jet Operator – in relation to its financing unwind and sale of eight (8) aircraft in two (2) transactions.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft financing

    Acted for a Chinese Bank – in relation to the financing of one new ACJ.
    Hong Kong

    Aircraft acquisition, financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale

    Acted for an Asian Corporate in relation to various matters involving its acquisition, financing, aircraft management, engine service plans and sale of one Gulfstream G450. 
    Hong Kong

Our Business Jets team

Mark Bisset
Mark Bisset

Partner

Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson

Partner

Peter Coles
Peter Coles

Partner & Head of Aviation of APAC

Stuart Miller
Stuart Miller

Partner

Roger Whipp
Roger Whipp

Partner

Nicholas Harding
Nicholas Harding

Partner

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