Philippe Wenker, Blum&Grob
LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Philippe Wenker, Blum&Grob
Philippe Wenker at Blum & Grob is a highly recommended Swiss business jet lawyer.
+41 58 320 00 00
“The closing of a deal is a very exciting and basically simple thing where all the elements come together at a specific point in time to run like a Swiss clock work. It is the way to get there that is the challenge. Good and professional representation of the parties to a transaction saves a lot of headache, time and money. A distressed deal and enforcement is probably not so exciting anymore, but you are better off and more relaxed if someone has properly taken care of and insisted on all relevant bits and pieces prior to closing.”
Swiss private banker: “I am very happy to recommend Phillipe Wenker.”
Philippe Wenker is an attorney with Blum&Grob Attorneys at Law and co-head of the Blum&Grob L2A Team (“Law to Aviation”) which consists of specialists in all relevant areas of aviation law. Blum&Grob’s L2A Team advises a substantial number of Swiss and foreign airlines and business jet operators on a wide variety of contractual, commercial, corporate, tax and contentious matters. The L2A Team, furthermore, mainly advises aviation-related companies such as aircraft financiers (lessors, banks and other financial institutions) maintenance facilities and other suppliers in the aviation industry.
Philippe has a particular focus on aircraft financing matters where he advised several domestic and foreign aircraft financiers as well as airlines and business jet owners and operators in a large number of multinational aircraft financing transactions with relevance to all major jurisdictions. Furthermore, he advises on aircraft sales and purchases, operating and finance leases, tax-optimised structures to operate aircraft of all categories, registration of aircraft and mortgages in all relevant jurisdictions, enforcement of mortgages or other security interests, issues regarding Cape Town Convention, contracts with suppliers (maintenance, cargo, ground handling, catering, etc.), advice in complex liability cases, regulatory matters (e.g. route licence applications, operating authorizations and AOCs for operators, compliance with EU Emission Trading System), representation before court and any other competent authorities in connection with aviation and corresponding tax issues.
Philippe graduated from the University of Zurich in 1996 and has been admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2000. In 2002 he obtained a master of laws (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law. Prior to joining Blum&Grob in 2006 he worked for a Zurich District Court and various Zurich based business law firms. He is a member of the Zurich Bar Association, the Swiss Bar Association and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). He is a recognised issuer’s representative (Listing Agent) accredited with the SIX Swiss Exchange. Philippe is the author of several publications on aviation law and co-editor of the Blum&Grob newsletter ‘Insight’.
Philippe is listed in the 2012 editions of ‘Euromoneys Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Aviation Law’ as well as in the ‘The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Aviation.’