Vincent Coppinger is a Senior Associate in the Transport and Insurance practice in Dubai.
Vincent Coppinger is a British national and has over 20 years experience of handling aviation commercial disputes, regulatory matters as advisor to airlines and aviation trade bodies, and all aspects of aviation finance and commercial matters.
Vincent is admitted in two jurisdictions (England and Wales/ Hong Kong). His contentious aviation insurance liability instructions have been received via brokers (e.g. Marsh, Aon, Willis, HSBC, JLT etc) and Lloyds Underwriters (e.g. USAIG, LRA (France), Allianz, AIG, ACE, Catlin, Global etc), on behalf of airline Assured clients such as Delta, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, ST Aerospace, Singapore Technologies, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Virgin, Virgin Express, United Airlines, Easyjet, Aer Lingus, Air France, BA, BMi, Brittania, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Sabena, Airtours, Air Canada. Vincent has acted directly in contentious matters for many of the world’s airlines.
On the regulatory side Vincent has advised in various working groups for airline industry associations such as ERA-European Regional Airlines Association (approximately 120 member airlines), ELFAA (12 of the European Low Cost Airlines) Bar UK (96 foreign airlines having a base in UK) Baltic Air Charter Association (140 Private jet companies, private jet brokers, helicopters, heliports, airports) AEA (31 Pan European Airlines) and has dealt with regulatory matters for EMEA clients. On the aviation finance matters, Vincent has advised on numerous transactions including acting for airlines and aviation lessors and banks including direct instructions from Aercap and SMBC.
Significant cases included acting for United, Delta and Continental Airlines and their insurers, USAIG in the DVT Group Litigation in the English Court of Appeal and House of Lords in Deep Vein Thrombosis and Air Group Litigation  QB234.
Vincent has also dealt with major loss work included passenger and cargo claims arising from airline disasters such as on the British Midland Kegworth and Thai Airways, Kathmandu and Surat Thani
Vincent has also dealt with several enforcement disputes arising from aircraft lease agreements for British Aerospace, Lombard, Aercap and SMBC.
Vincent advises major clients with UAE presence such as Aercap, SMBC, Emirates, Etihad, FlyDubai, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, law firms and industry bodies.
- Enforcement and recovery actions for three aircraft in three Middle East jurisdictions on behalf of Lessor client.
- Cross jurisdictional advice on Dangerous Goods Regulations for major international client.
- Advice in relation to the operation of drones in UAE for major international client.
- Advice in connection with sale and leaseback and local opinion advice on several transactions for aircraft finance clients.
- Continuing advice for major Middle East airlines in connection with aviation liability claims throughout the region.
1985 – Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons), University of Southampton
1995 – Solicitor in Hong Kong
1991 – Solicitor in England & Wales