Nick Humphrey joins Kennedys Middle East office
Kennedys has strengthened its global aviation practice with the hire of dispute resolution and commercial partner Nick Humphrey.
Humphrey will be based in Dubai and joins from Clyde & Co, where he led its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) aviation disputes and regulatory practice.
Humphrey is experienced in complex cross-border court litigations and arbitrations across various jurisdictions including Afghanistan, Australia, British Virgin Islands, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
“Nick’s appointment, and the growth of our global aviation team, will be of great benefit to our clients in the MENA and international markets; giving them access to both local and global expertise.”
Nick Thomas, senior partner at Kennedys said: “Nick’s appointment, and the growth of our global aviation team, will be of great benefit to our clients in the MENA and international markets; giving them access to both local and global expertise. Nick joins Dubai partners Peter Ellingham, Andrew MacCuish, Simon Isgar and Mark Wilson, and as ever we remain committed to attracting the very best talent where our clients need it.”
Peng Lim, global head of aviation at Kennedys added: “We are delighted that Nick is joining our expanding team. Nick is a strong business developer and his extensive experience, including his time spent in-house with a leading airline, will be of tremendous value to our international clients. His addition to our team in Dubai will enhance our strategic presence in MENA and I am very much looking forward to having him on board.”
Humphrey said: “Kennedys has invested in a leading aviation legal team, so this is a great move for me to further my lifelong interest in the aviation industry. I’m looking forward to helping grow Kennedys Dubai office and utilising my deep understanding of aviation businesses to help develop visionary solutions to an industry that is always looking for cost-savings and efficiencies.”
This appointment follows the hire of senior associate Sam Mason, also from Clyde & Co, to the global aviation practice. Mason has experience across all aspects of aviation liability from major catastrophe, cargo, personal injury, baggage and delay claims. He also acts for a wide range of airlines, ground handlers and airports.