Jonathan Russell joins law firm Hill Dickinson


Jonathan Russell

International law firm Hill Dickinson has expanded its private aviation team with the appointment of Jonathan Russell. He will be joining the firm as a senior associate and brings nine years’ experience in the business jet and private aviation sector gained with City firm Holman Fenwick Willan.

Maria Pittordis, group leader for marine, energy and trade at Hill Dickinson, said: “Jonathan’s wide experience and knowledge will serve to enhance our reputation in the important private aviation sector.”

Panos Pourgourides, head of the firm’s specialist asset finance group which focusses on the ultra-high-net worth sector, added: “So often we have private clients who rely on us for all their yacht work and who want the same level and breadth of service in relation to their aircraft.

“The fact that so many of the banks we act for in the yacht finance market also offer financing for private aircraft makes the decision to further invest in this area a very easy one given the strength of demand from clients. As a result, we are very excited by Jonathan’s arrival.”