Watson Farley Williams



Having been embedded in the aviation industry for over a generation, Watson Farley & Williams is a leading international law firm providing a powerful combination of sector expertise and technical excellence, leading the way in helicopters and corporate jets. 

Our client roster includes one of the largest commercial helicopter companies in the world and our expertise in the helicopter sector spans a broad spectrum of assets from VIP helicopters through to large transport aircraft.  We advise on the acquisition, finance, lease and disposal of assets through our work for financial institutions, ECAs, investors, borrowers, manufacturers, owners, lessors and operators.  We have been at the forefront of developing innovative financial structures and leasing techniques.

In the corporate jets sector, we act for financiers, corporates, private clients and operators in the acquisition, leasing and financing (pre-delivery, long-term and structured) transactions. The nature of these assets plays to our strengths in aviation finance and tax structuring. 

In more recent uncertain economic times, we have undertaken a number of restructurings and repossessions employing our dispute resolution specialists and global reach to deliver on our clients’ commercial requirements. 

Through our offices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA, we provide an integrated aviation capability across all types of aircraft, guiding our clients through complex financial arrangements and cross-border transactions throughout the entire aircraft life-cycle.