Simon Chamberlain joins aviation team at Norton Rose


Norton Rose Fulbright has appointed Simon Chamberlain as partner in their London aviation practice. Simon joins the company from Bird & Bird.

Chamberlain has over 30 years’ experience representing airlines, including 10 years spent in-house with British Airways, his practice also covers, in particular, regulatory advice governing airline activities and general commercial and non-transactional advice on matters such as engineering and maintenance agreements, slot exchange arrangements and airline franchise agreements.

Harry Theochari, global head of Transport said: “We are pleased to be able to offer our aviation clients an increasing number of skilled senior lawyers. Simon will complement our existing capabilities as we develop further our market leading transport practice.”

Duncan Batchelor, partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright added: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the team; he has a standout reputation in the market and brings a wealth of experience that will broaden the scope of our own aviation practice. Our global aviation team is one of the few practices to provide a full legal service to the aviation industry and we offer our clients the benefit of many years of experience serving the industry, from all sides of major transactions. With Simon on board, supported by the firm’s global footprint, we are even better equipped to service our clients.”

Simon Chamberlain said: “I’m excited by the opportunity to be a part of Norton Rose Fulbright and our combined specialist industry focus is highly complementary.  The firm has an established reputation in the aviation market and I look forward to working with my new team on its continued development and success globally.”