The expertise of our law firm in the area of aviation is highlighted and recognized, both nationally and internationally. For this reason, all areas of practice have developed specific knowledge to serve the aeronautical sector in its branches.
Our Contracts team is prepared to advise clients on matters related to the concession for the operation of airports and air services, wet leases, dry leases and interchange, shared code, general sales agent (GSA), contracts for services auxiliary to air transport, concession agreements for the use of port areas, leasing agreements, and international financing of aircraft contracts, among many others. We also advise on issues related to the interpretation of bilateral treaties on air transport and the privatization of airports.
Regarding the Regulatory aspects, we have vast experience representing clients with government agencies that operate in the aeronautical sector, particularly ANAC – Brazil’s Civil Aviation Agency. We have know-how in advising how to obtain authorizations for the operation of companies in Brazil, requests for authorization to fly, records with the RAB, flight schedule record (HOTRAN), authorizations for code-share and other types of agreements, documentation for the registration of operational specifications, advice on aeronautical regulations, defenses to fines applied by ANAC, monitoring of incidents and aeronautical accidents, among others.
Our Litigation department represents clients in lawsuits that normally affect the industry and strategic processes. We have already advised airlines on more than 20,000 cases related to passenger claims for loss, damage, or delay of baggage, flight delay, breach of contract, tariff and regulatory issues, loss or damage to air cargo. In addition, we represent airlines and aircraft manufacturers and parts in the most important air accidents that have happened in Brazil in the last 15 years.
The Labor & Employment sector advises clients on all types of labor matters, both related to preventive consulting and those related to litigation. We represent our clients in matters of relevance to the aeronautical industry, such as in lawsuits questioning the outsourcing of services and hazard pay for employees working in airports. Our specific knowledge in the field accredits us for quick and effective advice in negotiations and collective bargaining with the Unions representing the employees working in the industry.
Our team specializing in Tax and Customs works in partnership with the Litigation and Contract lawyers. Our experience includes advising airlines on issues related to customs legislation in general, both for consultancy and litigation, including authorizations to operate customs warehouses and special customs regimes, as well as defenses against notices and taxes as a result of the loss of cargo or its non-inclusion in the cargo manifest.