Transport and Asset Finance

Our Transport and Asset Finance Practice has extensive and exclusive experience in advising on transport regulation matters, cross-border transactions, transport and private asset financings both in and outside Russia. Our unique expertise also includes resolving complex aviation-related legal and regulatory matters owing to deep industry knowledge and comprehension understanding of the business process and technical aspects of the aviation sector.

Our team members have worked for international law firms, transport companies, transport equipment manufacturers and government transportation agencies. Deep understanding of the transport industry specifics, coupled with the capabilities of the multidisciplinary team comprising more than 100 lawyers with a variety expertise, enables BGP Litigation to handle complex matters requiring comprehensive solutions.

Our clients include major beneficial owners, commercial aviation and private jet companies, aircraft managers and aviation equipment manufacturers, helicopter, shipping, crab fishing, shipbuilding and leasing companies, drone and car makers, banks.

Our legal services include:

  • operating and financial leases
  • restructuring
  • sale and purchase of transport businesses and assets as well as maintenance issues
  • legal due diligence of assets
  • reviewing airline and shipowner documents and agreements for compliance with applicable aviation, maritime, customs and tax law
  • aircraft and vessel operation and management
  • transport asset repossession
  • choosing an appropriate jurisdiction for holding assets; structuring of asset ownership and operation in the context of sanctions
  • route and flight structuring in the context of Russian and international restrictions
  • regulatory aspects of transport asset operation (aviation, maritime, tax and customs law)
  • insolvencies
  • transport sector disputes
  • asset registration both in and outside Russia
  • government relations
  • customs clearance for importing private assets to the EAEU/EU/other jurisdictions for free use thereof within the relevant territory