Airplane Wing in Flight from window, sunset sky
Airplane Wing in Flight from window, sunset sky


The aviation industry is a highly competitive international industry, regulated by extensive laws that are always changing. Aviation innovators and legacy players require expert advice from an aviation law firm that understands the international laws and regulations that govern the aviation sector, as well as where the industry is going. McMillan’s aviation industry lawyers work with the leading players that are shaping the future of the industry. We represent a cross-section of national and international airlines, aviation associations, aerospace and defence contractors, aircraft and parts manufacturers, maintenance providers; aircraft operators, purchasers, sellers, financiers, lessors and lessees; airport authorities and aerodrome operators, air cargo organizations and pilots.

McMillan helps aviation clients lead by:

  • Advising on local and international regulatory regimes and treaties
  • Advising on airport infrastructure development
  • Advising air carriers on foreign ownership rules that may affect their holdings
  • Assisting clients with tax matters related to aircraft ownership and finance
  • Advising on insurance and risk management issues
  • Representing clients in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings
  • Advising carriers concerning air passenger rights
  • Representing clients in claims-related litigation and dispute resolution, including class actions
  • Assisting with crisis management planning
  • Representing carriers and brokers in the purchase, lease and disposition of aircraft, engines, parts and other equipment
  • Advising on equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and investments
  • Negotiating charters, maintenance agreements and other commercial and operational arrangements, such as codeshare agreements

Primary Contacts

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Éric Vallières
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Glenn Grenier
Partner, Aviation | Construction & Infrastructure