Pierre Fruhling joins HFW


Fruhling joins Paris and Brussels offices as partner in the aerospace team

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)
has announced that Pierre Frühling joins the Paris
and Brussels
offices as a partner in the aerospace team effective 1 March 2012.

Pierre has 20 years’ experience advising clients in both
the Belgian and French markets on the full range of transport law, including
air, road and rail.

Pierre handles a range of litigation as well as
competition, State aid and regulatory matters in the aviation sector. He acts
on high-profile litigation for airlines and their insurers, including air
disasters, cargo claims and the like. His regulatory work includes
concentrations and self-assessment, noise pollution bans and air traffic
rights. Pierre is also involved in aircraft
finance and acquisitions in both France
and Belgium.

With 20 years at the
Brussels Bar, Pierre
is listed as a leading individual in key aviation sector directories, including
the Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides – Aviation. He is a regular
speaker at industry conferences, including the IATA Legal Symposium, is
well-published and has co-authored the recent leading treatise on air law in
French. He is fluent in French, Dutch and English.

Giles Kavanagh, head of the
aerospace team said: “I am delighted to welcome Pierre to the global Aerospace team. Pierre
combines expertise in aviation liability as well as regulation and will enhance
our offering to our insurance clients as well as airlines whose activities are
subject to increasing scrutiny and intervention by Brussels. We now have a
market-leading team in aviation regulation, competition and antitrust

Richard Crump, senior
partner commented “Pierre
joins the firm at an exciting time, when we continue to invest in our core
capabilities in support of our positioning as the leading law firm for
international commerce. We are delighted to welcome a lawyer of his calibre to
the firm – his reputation and experience will significantly strengthen the full
service we already provide to our clients in the transport sector.”