HFW strengthens global aerospace team

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW, which has a major presence in the MEAASA region from its offices in Dubai, has continued to strengthen its leading global aerospace practice with the hire of senior partner Peter Coles.

Peter Coles back at the aerospace team at HFW (Image: HFW)

Coles is one of the market's top aviation regulatory and disputes experts, and joins HFW on 15 May from Clyde & Co, where he headed the firm's APAC aviation practice. Peter previously spent more than eight years as an aerospace partner at HFW.

 This follows HFW's recruitment of aviation finance and leasing expert Rebecca Quayle, and the internal promotions of finance and leasing partner Barbara Pansadoro and legal directors Alix d'Arjuzon and Mark Waters.

 HFW's preeminent global aerospace practice now comprises 23 partners and more than 90 lawyers in total across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

 The team advise clients throughout the industry – including more than 100 airlines around the world – on all aspects of aviation liability, dispute resolution, regulatory, finance and leasing, and business and private aviation.

 Mert Hifzi, HFW's global head of aerospace, HFW said: "Peter is a hugely knowledgeable and experienced practitioner, and is obviously well known to our team and our clients. We are very pleased to welcome him back to HFW. We have plans to significantly expand our aviation offering globally, and will continue to actively target opportunities to further strengthen and broaden our offering to clients across the aviation industry worldwide."

Coles  is dual-qualified in England and Hong Kong, and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.