Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 2:00 PM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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Worldwide: The Bahamas: The Go-To Destination For Aircraft Registration, Financing & Leasing

In what promises to be an informative and interactive webinar, attendees will receive synthesized, concise and current information on the latest aviation developments in The Bahamas: a jurisdiction which is rapidly increasing as an even more favourable destination for the registration, financing and leasing of aircraft and aviation generally. This webinar aims to provide organizations active in air transport with essential insights and guidance on best practices, trends and general aviation issues. 

This webinar will address the following:

• The newly streamlined application process for foreign operators seeking to obtain an Air Transport Licence; 
• The impact of The Bahamas’ consideration of acceding to the Cape Town Convention given its already existing status as a reputable financial services jurisdiction;
• The recent revisions to the local aviation legislative framework which deepen The Bahamas’ attractiveness in the international aviation arena; and
• The revitalization of the aviation infrastructure in The Bahamas by way of the Airports Public Private Partnership program.

Higgs & Johnson’s MAP Group routinely provides timely, efficient and cost-effective legal services to ship-owners, ship mortgagors/mortgagees, aircraft owners/operators and major international airlines / chartered operators regarding their onshore and offshore requirements. The Aviation arm of the practice advises and represents domestic and international airlines and other aviation clients on a daily basis regarding legal issues related to every aspect of their business.

The webinar is intended for a wide audience, including aviation professionals, lawyers, insolvency professionals, airline and leasing executives, regulatory authorities, academics, students, and anyone interested in commercial aviation.

Alexandra Hall

Alexandra Hall is a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Government & Regulatory Affairs practice group and Co-Deputy chair of the firm’s Maritime & Aviation practice group. She is well-versed in local tax law, corporate and commercial law, legal issues relating to resort development, operations and transportation law and regulation. She has assisted in various aspects of commercial transactions including securing governmental and regulatory approvals for a variety of businesses. Alexandra regularly advises clients on day-to-day legal issues including licensing and compliance matters as well as other general corporate matters associated with the establishment and operation of a business in The Bahamas.

Andre Hill

Andre W. Hill is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Transactions practice group, is Deputy Chair of the Government & Regulatory Affairs practice and a member of the Maritime & Aviation practice. His areas of expertise include Finance, Banking and Commercial Law within a number of industries including aviation. He recently assisted in the financial restructuring of a major airline in Latin America valued at US$10 billion. He has provided survey responses on aircraft leasing and finance used in comparative legal guides for several international publications. Andre is currently ranked in the ‘rising star’ by Legal 500 Caribbean.

Keith Major, Jr.

Keith O. Major, Jr. is a Senior Associate and Co-Deputy Chair of the Maritime & Aviation practice group and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice. His areas of legal expertise include matters relating to Aviation, Asset Recovery and General Civil Litigation. Keith was the first Bahamian to obtain an LL.M. in International Aviation Law and served as the founding Deputy Chairman of the Aircraft Accident Investigations Authority Board (AAIA). He regularly authors commentaries on aviation law topics including: drones, ‘hacking’, aircraft finance and leasing and air accident investigations in The Bahamas. Keith is ranked as a ‘rising star’ by Legal 500 Caribbean.

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