Schierk & Bechtloff lawyers

Schierk & Bechtloff

Specialists in Aviation Law

Schierk & Bechtloff is a well-established law firm specialized in aviation law. The firm is based in Hamburg, Germany, with an office in Berlin.

Schierk & Bechtloff has a deep insight into the aviation sector gained over decades leading to an understanding of the aviation business not only from the legal, but also from the commercial and operational perspective.

We offer our clients the benefits of many years of in-depth experience on the full range of aviation matters. We provide our aviation expertise to clients domestically and internationally and assist aircraft operators, both for private/business and commercial operation, aircraft maintenance and repair organisations, leasing companies, banks, insurance companies and aircraft manufacturers.

We have attended aircraft lease and purchase transactions – new and used aircraft – in the total amount of more than four billion US Dollars and lease transactions for more than 500 aircraft.

Our expertise in aviation law comprises

  • legal support and advice on all aviation related issues
  • communication with administrative bodies (German Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt), Federal Ministry of Transport, et. al.)
  • litigation and arbitration
  • out of court settlement.

We advise airlines also in political and legislative matters in order to support their interests, including traffic right issues and legislative motions with the law making bodies in the European Union.

We cooperate with specialised aviation experts worldwide in order to assist our clients with advice on cross border issues in aviation matters.