Airports


Airports are major infrastructure with significant and complex real estate assets and interests. Our leading aviation real estate practice, has strong expertise in airports and aviation related property. 

Our team has an extensive track record of dealing with the practicalities and nuances of airside property, whether it is hangar space, terminal offices and retail space, or the extension and development of adjacent land for airport uses.
We have advised a number of aviation related clients (including airport owners, operators and airlines) on issues arising in airport property transactions including specialist planning, construction and development aspects.

This includes advising on all aspects of the acquisition and development of land for airport related uses, including due diligence, agreements with third parties (be it sellers or future tenants), the construction package, financing and forward funding arrangements and planning. We can also advise on specific issues in respect of increasing airport capacity, including public safety zones, ATM limits, passenger number limits, access routes and security.

Our leading real estate experts are experienced in dealing with all aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship in respect all types of airport occupiers (for example retailers, offices or hangar space) on leasing, leasehold management and contentious matters.

As a full service law firm we are also able to help with all other matters that an airport operator may need advice on, such as employment and pensions, intellectual property, commercial contracts and disputes.

In brief

  • A leading aviation real estate practice
  • Extensive track record of dealing with the practicalities and nuances of airside property
  • We work closely with our aviation, real estate and corporate teams to provide a full service offering
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