Transportation, Aviation & Logistics
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein follows the concept of a one-stop shop with more than 40 lawyers who comprehensively advise enterprises in the air traffic, forwarding, logistics and travel industries across all legal areas in all legal matters from A to Z: we establish and rehabilitate companies, represent clients before authorities, assist the ongoing operation by drafting contract and transportation terms and conditions.
We also do not shy away from litigation and arbitration if no amicable solution can achieved. It is second-nature to us to use interdisciplinary practices and offer a combination of practical experience from the industry and related legal issues, e.g. insurance and antitrust law, labour, corporate, and data protection law, and industrial property rights. We also provide expert advice in other countries through our international networks.
Advising international airlines (cargo and passengers), and other enterprises in the air transportation industry (leasing, companies, financial institutions, and insurers), is one of our law firm’s most traditional areas of expertise.
We also advise innovative travel industry enterprises (booking platforms, fulfilment agencies, consolidators, etc.) in connection with sales and data protection, and on the requirements of IATA (International Air Transport Association).
Transportation & Logistics
We offer a variety of solutions from a single source to all stakeholders in the logistics chain and help them to keep an eye on the logistics process and transportation risks when optimising production, purchase, trade and sales. Whether forwarding, or freight contracts, warehousing, packaging, or commissioning: our experienced team assists you in the structuring and drafting of general terms and conditions, as well as in the processing of claims, defence against claims for damages or the enforcement of recourse claims. In addition, we represent you in permit or license applications and, if necessary, in criminal and misdemeanor proceedings.
Financing & Leasing
With our legal support in sales, financing, and leasing of aircraft, specifically in the business and general aviation sector, we round off our practice in the area of transportation, aviation and logistics. In transactions, that are regularly cross-border the focus is on issues of registration and deletion, potential encumbrances with registered liens and sales tax structuring.
The worldwide repossession of passenger planes, business jets, and their engines – financing and leasing having failed – has been practiced successfully for many years.
Global representation is guaranteed by aviation law specialists in every major jurisdiction through our exclusive law firm networks and personal worldwide contacts .
In addition, other specialised areas such as container, fleet or real estate leasing, e.g. in connection with infrastructure projects at German and international airports, are part of our daily routine.