Zaiwalla & Co has provided international legal services to the aviation industry for decades.  The firm has a highly regarded aviation practice consisting of lawyers who have had extensive exposure in dealing with litigation and international arbitration related to aviation disputes.  

Our expertise spans most aspects of aviation law. We frequently advise our clients on matters including air charter issues, aircraft repossession, leasing and maintenance disputes, insurance litigation and regulatory issues with the Civil Aviation Authority.  

Our existing clients include many of the world's leading airlines, aircraft lessees, and other key players in the aviation sector. Our clients are supported by lawyers who are qualified in various jurisdictions and routinely handle aviation related work all around the globe.  

Recent Cases 

Advising India’s largest international airline carrier in several contentious and non-contentious matters including aircraft leasing and maintenance issues, claims under EC Regulation 261/2004 and the Montreal Convention. 

Advising clients in respect of their aircraft leasing agreements, matters arising out of or related to the Covid-19 outbreak and the protections they may have under their lease agreements in the event of default.   

Acting for the claimant in a High Court claim arising out of a joint venture agreement for the dismantling of Boeing 727 aircraft and the sale of parts.  

Acting for an international aircraft charterer in its High Court claim against a UAE company for breach of a charter/lease agreement to carry Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. 

Advising a major Turkmenistan airline carrier in respect of non-contentious employment issues with its UK based employees.  

Acting for a US-based aviation company in a High Court claim arising out of a joint venture to establish and operate a flight training academy in the UAE. 

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