HodgkinsonJohnston is an international aerospace and aviation law firm. We are one of the few dedicated aviation law firms located in the Asia-Pacific region. Our areas of expertise include aviation law and policy, drone and UAS law, aviation consultancy and corporate advisory services.
Our aviation lawyers, well known in the industry, provide these services:
- Advising on aviation legislative and regulatory frameworks
- Advising on conditions of carriage and passenger liability
- Facilitating sale and purchase of aircraft
- Facilitating sale and purchase of aviation businesses
- Negotiating and preparing aircraft lease, charter and co-ownership agreements
- Negotiating and preparing other aviation-specific contracts and agreements
- Advising on safety and security issues
- Representing airlines and aircraft operators in negotiations with Airservices Australia, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and other Australian and international government agencies and departments
- Delivering training courses and seminars for in-house counsel and industry professionals on aviation law
- Advising on the regulation, and facilitating testing, of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)
Our clients include some of the world’s largest corporations including those in the top third of the Fortune 500.
We also have working relationships with an international network of law firms which assist us to seamlessly address matters in multiple jurisdictions.
HodgkinsonJohnston produces Aviation and Climate Change Law & Policy, written in conjunction with US aviation law firm Condon & Forsyth, and edits the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand’s Aviation Briefs.
Our aviation lawyers are internationally recognised as leaders in their field and work on matters of global significance in a firm where innovation and strategic thinking are paramount.
Partners David Hodgkinson and Rebecca Johnston are highly regarded international aviation lawyers and the co-authors of International Air Carrier Liability, Safety and Security published internationally by Routledge in 2016.