Aviation

ǼLEX is reputed as the leading aviation practice among Nigerian firms with expertise in this area. The firm has for several years been regularly involved in aero-political, regulatory, competition and privatization matters. We have developed professional relationships with regulators and government officials in the industry which we use to assist our clients accomplish their commercial goals. We leverage on our diverse practice and multiple geographical locations to deliver effective and efficient services to our clients.

Our expertise covers corporate, commercial, transactional, structured finance, senior and subordinated loans sale/leasebacks and dispute resolution matters. We structure and manage complex cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and domestic financing. We represent all segments of the aviation industry including airlines, leasing companies, airport operators, aviation logistics services providers, aerospace manufacturers, financiers, aviation insurers, repair facilities, and regulators.

The firm acts as Nigerian counsel for five international flag carriers and several independent airlines in matters ranging from commercial, finance, labour and employee issues, regulatory, passenger, cargo and baggage claims to insurance disputes. We are currently advising an insurance company, and a leading aircraft manufacturer and their underwriters in product liability claims. The firm represented ECA lenders in a $300 million aircraft acquisition financing involving sale/leaseback, mortgage and senior and subordinated loans, registration, securitization and recovery of aviation assets. We are advising a major international airline in its bid to establish an aircraft maintenance facility in Nigeria.