Aviation & Shipping

Aviation & Shipping

Froriep’s aviation and shipping teams are highly regarded within both industries, bringing long-standing experience and a breadth of specialist knowledge to the clients they serve. We are one of the very few firms in Switzerland to offer all types of aviation-related work.

Our aviation team is considered to be one of the leading Swiss practices in international financing and leasing transactions for commercial and private aircraft. We have in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of all aspects of the leasing and financing of aircraft.

The team acts for financial institutions, manufacturers, lessors and operators. We advise clients on sale and purchase issues, registration, security interest, regulatory and tax matters. We have established first-class contacts and a reputation to match with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, which is invaluable to clients.

We have particular experience in airline insolvencies, repossessions and restructurings, and the loss of aircraft, having worked on the majority of high-profile workouts in the Swiss industry over the years. On the contentious side, we represent the interests of the parties involved, including victims.

According to Legal 500 2013, Froriep Renggli’s team has an “excellent knowledge of the aviation industry”.

Our shipping practice is highly regarded in the shipping world. We mainly act on behalf of owners and have assisted in the creation or development of a number of large players in the industry. We advise clients on joint ventures and holding structures, and have also acted on behalf of owners in new building disputes, especially in arbitration. Leasing and sale and purchase transactions are dealt with by an experienced team of lawyers with the support of local correspondents in the relevant jurisdictions.