Tobi Mathews, Lateral Thought

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Tobi Mathews is the director of Later Thought, a Jersey-based law firm specialising in aviation and other complicated assets.

LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Tobi Mathews, Lateral Thought

Tobi Mathews is the director of Later Thought, a Jersey-based law firm specialising in aviation and other complicated assets.


Tobi Matthews, Lateral Thought

 

Director
Jersey
+44 1534 484266
[email protected]

 

 


Tobi’s advice

“Clients should engage an aviation lawyer with a proven ability to undertake transaction management. The key is to engage a specialist aviation lawyer with practical experience of actually getting deals done and not merely remaining focused on the agreements. Practical application is required to work alongside the sales agent and the inspection facility.

“Never take your eye off the transaction, keep open dialogue with the inspection facility and require detailed reports on any items or discrepancies. Avoid the temptation to rush things along and cut corners – always do a boroscope of the engines regardless of the amount of time on the engines (FOD takes no account of engine hours) and if possible make sure that they are on programme. Ensure that the aircraft conforms in all respects with the type certification and that you have a complete chain of title through bills of sale from manufacturer to last owner.”


Background

“As a young lawyer (25 years ago), I was introduced to aviation law as a result of being tasked with assessing operational capabilities and preparing leasing documentation for lease arrangements between a major manufacturer and commercial operators – I have been hooked ever since.”


Official biography

Tobi was admitted as an English Solicitor in 1987 and has practiced in the offshore international transaction structuring environment since 1988. A founding partner of Lovell Jackson Mathews which subsequently became Channel House Trustees Limited (now Capita Trustees Limited) Tobi is now providing his specialist knowledge and expertise in structuring and management in connection aviation, shipping, intellectual property matters and private equity and hedge funds through his own consultancy company Lateral 4T Limited. Tobi provides his consultancy services to numerous aircraft manufacturers, aircraft managers, trust companies, banks and investment managers and is affiliated with and a non-executive director of Bond Trust Limited.

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