About Us

We advised and represented many clients in transactions, regulatory affairs, claims, settlements and litigation. Here is a broad sampler of our clients and the work that we did for them:

Airlines and underwriters in:

  • THY B737 crash in Van, Turkey, in 1994
  • THY B737 crash near Adana, Turkey, in 1998
  • Beech KingAir 200 near Ankara, Turkey, in 1999
  • KamAir B737 crash in Afghanistan, in 2005
  • Spanair MD80 crash at Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain, in 2005
  • a major fire at the domestic passenger terminal at Ankara Esenboga Airport in 2005 
  • a major fire at the international cargo warehouse at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in 2006
  • Atlas Air MD80 crash near Isparta, Turkey, in 2007
  • Aeroflot B737 crash near Perm, Russian Federation, in 2008
  • Air France A330 crash in the Atlantic Ocean, in 2009
  • Sightseeing hot air balloon crash in Cappadocia, Turkey, in 2009
  • MyCargo B747F near Bishkek, Kyrgizystan, in 2017
  • passenger claims arising from flight delays, denied boarding, lost or damaged baggage etc. 
  • claims arising from loss of or damage to cargo
  • various incidents such as FOD to engines, damage to landing gear, ground collisions between aircraft, collisions between aircraft and ground handling vehicles, aircraft hydraulic system failures etc.
  • disputes with MROs on maintenance/overhaul of components such as APUs, thrust reversers, turbine frames, thrust bearings, exhaust nozzles on civil and military turbine engines
  • wrongful arrest or detention of passenger aircraft
  • wet and dry leasing, ACMI leases
  • slot allocation, tariff coordination, Chicago Convention issues such as flight permits for scheduled/nonscheduled/other types of traffic rights

Other aviation players such as manufacturers, general aviation, ground services, airport and air navigation service operators etc. in:

  • intellectual property, offset and other issues pertaining to a technology transfer contract for airborne military vehicles 
  • a product liability claim pertaining to EGPWS
  • regulatory and commercial aspects of helicopter services for transport of personnel, equipment and supplies between shore bases and offshore oil platforms 
  • enforcement and litigation actions for collection of airport and route charges
  • claims resulting from collisions between ground service vehicles and bussiness aircraft

Lenders and lessors in: 

  • enforcement of aircraft mortgages, repossession, deregistration and export – seizure and repatriation of a bussiness jet registered in Turkey, which was being kept in a foreign country by its owner
  • loan defaults on aircraft
  • operational and financial leasing of commercial aircraft
  • enforcement of secured and registered interests in aircraft

Other notable clients and matters in shipping, marine cargo insurance and finance: 

  • we forcefully repossessed 23,000 tonnes of wheat belonging to the UN World Food Programme, which was being illegally held in a bulk carrier by the shipowner – the cargo was transshipped and carried to its destination Somalia for famine relief
  • a world renown Korean shipyard for a debt collection and bankruptcy action against a Turkish shipowner, for debts of over USD 16 million arising from delivery of 8 bulk carriers against builder’s credit
  • closings of shipping loan transactions, documentation, due diligence, mortgage registrations
  • foreign banks in enforcement of ship mortgages, repossession and public auction of yachts and various types of vessels
  • marine cargo insurance and reinsurance companies in claims arising from damages to all types of cargo, in all modes of transport
  • Advised financial lines insurers on claims arising from bankers blanket bond policies