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Aviation

Leading service in the main areas of Aviation Law


  • Mattos Filho has a prominent position in both domestic and international markets and is a legal reference in aviation-related business.

    Our team of dedicated professionals has extensive experience in aviation matters and has worked with companies across the industry, including airlines (commercial aviation), air taxis, and private operators (business aviation), specialized air service providers, lessors, financiers, manufacturers, maintenance providers and airport concessionaires.

    Working in cooperation with other practice areas within the firm further broadens our expertise in various aviation-related business matters. Our team collaborates with the firm's Antitrust, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation and Arbitration, and White Collar Crime practice areas, to name but a few.

    This allows us to bring more diverse and holistic perspectives to aviation law and thus provide highly specialized assistance to our clients, presenting strategic and customized solutions for each transaction we work on.


    Mattos Filho is a point of reference for issues pertaining to aviation, and can assist with:

    •  Preparation and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for aircraft and aeronautic equipment, including structured finance and legal management during the importation, exportation and registration processes;

    • Assistance in the preparation and negotiation of general agreements – including for leasing, exchanging, chartering, and fractional ownership of business aircraft, management, maintenance, hangarage, interline and codeshare agreements, along with the constitution and execution of guarantees;

    • Advice on airport concessions and the use of airports, as well as in matters related to the concession, authorization, and certification of aviation-related services;

    • Assistance with transactions relating to remotely piloted aircraft (drones);


    • Advice on regulatory matters within the industry and compliance with regulations issued by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), Infraero, and the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA).


    Mattos Filho also offers the following services for the aviation industry:

    • Assistance in structuring corporate transactions for companies within the aviation sector, M&A transactions, and joint ventures, including analysis of potential antitrust risks and transactions involving foreign investment;

    • Assistance with tax planning, including the organization of assets involved in aircraft operations;

    • Assistance with environmental matters, including carbon credit transactions in voluntary markets and general guidelines on climate change, solid waste management, and environmental licensing for airports;

    • Assistance relating to legal aspects of aviation insurance and reinsurance, including matters relating to aviation accidents;

    • Analysis and preparation of employee (and related) agreements for flight crew and air service employees, including the analysis of company policies and trade union regulations;

    • Assistance in corporate criminal law claims related to aviation;

    • Monitoring of regulations relevant to the aviation industry, including legislative proposals involving international air transport agreement negotiations; 

    • Assistance with administrative and court proceedings pertaining to the aforementioned matters.

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