Chandler MHM

Practices

Aviation

Aviation

Chandler MHM has a dedicated Thai aviation practice which advises clients across all aspects of the sector, including international financiers and lessors, MROs, engine and parts manufacturers and airlines.  Our practice includes specialists in the aviation sector along with lawyers from our firm’s other Practice Groups, particularly Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Corporate and M&A. We advise on a broad range of matters including regulatory issues, operating leases and finance leases, Thai aircraft security documents, Japanese operating leases (JOLs) and French tax leases. Our cross practice team also advises on disputes, aircraft repossessions and restructurings.

Some representative cases follow:

  • Advising SFS Aviation Co., Ltd. on the lease two AW139 helicopters from two different lessors to operate chartered flights for PTTEP Plc.
  • Acting as a joint Thai counsel to both the lessor and the financiers dealing with operative documents and Thai security documents with Thai VietJet Joint Stock Co., Ltd., with respect to one A321 aircraft, from a Thai law perspective including registration of aircraft under Thai law.
  • Acting as Thai counsel to the lessor dealing with operative documents with Thai Lion Mentari Co., Ltd., with respect to an A330 aircraft, from a Thai law perspective.
  • Acting as Thai counsel to the finance lessors dealing with operative documents with Thai Airways International Plc., with respect to two B777 aircraft, from a Thai law perspective.
  • Acting for a number of global aircraft leasing firms (listed under the New York Stock Exchange) in relation to the debt restructuring, including lease restructuring, and business rehabilitation process of Thai Airways International Plc.
  • Acting for a global aircraft financing services business in relation to the debt restructuring, including lease restructuring, and business rehabilitation process of Thai Airways International Plc
  • Representing and acting for a Irish aviation lessor, a subsidiary of a global financial services group in relation to the debt restructuring, including lease restructuring, and business rehabilitation process of Thai Airways International Plc and Nok Airlines Plc.
  • Representing and acting for an airport operator  in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of Thai Airways International Plc,
  • Representing and acting for global leaders in manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components in relation to the debt restructuring and business rehabilitation process of Thai Airways International Plc and Nok Airlines Plc., and the insolvency process of NokScoot Airlines Company Limited.
  • Representing and acting for an aircraft engine manufacturer in relation to the insolvency process of NokScoot Airlines Company Limited.

Enquiries about Aviation

Joseph Tisuthiwongse

Nathee Silacharoen

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