Aviation Law

The Indian Aviation Industry has shown tremendous growth potential in the past decade both in terms of volume as well as in quality of services rendered. From being a service that few could afford, the sector has now graduated to being a fiercely competitive industry with the presence of a number of private and public airlines and several consumer-oriented offerings. Despite this apparent stability, stakeholders face a variety of uncertainties as the aviation industry continues to evolve.

KMNP Law has been recognized as being one of the premier aviation law firms in India. Our professionals have experience and expertise in dealing with complex and challenging events. The Regulatory environment is changing very frequently and to address this challenge Our Aviation Team offers a strong blend of legal acumen and industry knowledge. In addition to our extensive background in aviation-related legal matters, a number of our aviation lawyers have degrees in related fields, experience as pilots or have worked in other areas of the industry.

The Indian aviation sector can be broadly divided into the following four categories:

  • Domestic airlines
  • International airlines
  • Non-scheduled operators (charter operators, Helicopter operations and air taxi operators) and
  • Air cargo services
  • Other providers (Catering, Security, etc)

We cater to our clients with respect to all the aforesaid categories of national and international importance. Our Firm is well equipped to handle all legal and commercial matters related including:

  • Drafting Airport Agreement, Agreement for Sale, Purchase and Leasing of Aircraft
  • Issues relating to airport infrastructure
  • Aviation related custom issues.
  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Drafting of Airway Bills
  • Drafting sale, freight forwarding contract
  • Aviation Regulation
  • Business aviation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Licensing and Certification of air carrier operations
  • Negotiating slot agreements
  • Structuring operations
  • Handling AAIB/ DGCA  Investigations and Litigation
  • Representing clients before other Government Agencies
  • Safety Risk Management
  • Product liability
  • Aircraft/Engine repossession Litigation
  • Rules and policies of Directorate General of Civil Aviation or aviation related issues under the Indian foreign exchange laws
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution services in the aviation sector.

Operational Issues

In addition to counseling clients on aviation matters, we also provide guidance on operational issues that are common to every business, including:

  • Contracts
  • Environmental issues
  • Imports/Exports
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Public policy
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Security
  • Tax 

Contact Persons:

Managing Partner