Vincent is a British national and has over 20 years experience of handling aviation commercial disputes, advising on government and regulatory matters as advisor to airlines and aviation trade bodies, and advising on all aspects of aviation finance , aviation commercial matters, transport and insurance. Vincent has been an aviation partner in two London based major international law firms, and has practiced in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Paris, and, since 2015, Vincent heads up the UAE aviation group within Al Tamimi and Co’s Transport and Insurance practice.
Vincent advises major clients with UAE presence such as Aercap, SMBC, Dnata, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Lufthansa Cargo, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Air Arabia Royal Jordanian and several international law firms and several industry bodies. Vincent advises on all aspects of dispute resolution, aircraft finance sale, purchasing and leasing, aviation corporate and commercial, and aviation regulation together with advice for private jet and general aviation business.
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 to deal with all aspects of liability and include Assureds 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 also 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 presently deals with several GCAA and regulatory matters for UAE and 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.
Vincent’s significant reported contentious 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. In UAE Vincent has advised on several important matters up to Court of Cassation which have been reported in Law Update and UAE legal commentaries.
Vincent has also dealt with major aviation disaster and loss work included passenger and cargo claims arising from airline disasters such as on the British Midland Kegworth and Thai Airways Kathmandu and Thai Airways Surat Thani.
Vincent has also dealt with several enforcement disputes arising from aircraft lease agreements for British Aerospace, Lombard, Aercap and SMBC, and has recovered aircraft for lessors in several jurisdictions worldwide.
Vincent also advises aviation clients with UAE presence on all aspects of UAE corporate commercial law, employment and agency law and he has advised several airlines on many commercial matters in connection with contracts with suppliers and all aspects of UAE local agency arrangements.
- 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.
- Continuing advice in relation to all aspects of a major ongoing aviation infrastructure project in UAE
- Continuing advice in relation to a major infrastructure and future transport project involving personal air transport and drone technology in UAE.
1989 – Law Society Final Examination, College of Law Guildford
1985 – Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons), University of Southampton
1995 – Solicitor in Hong Kong
1991 – Solicitor in England & Wales