Hugh O'Donovan

Senior Associate, Aviation Law, Policy and Regulation

Barrister and Former Head of Aviation Regulatory and Commercial Law at Leading City Law Firms

Hugh O’Donovan is a barrister who has specialised in aviation law for more than 30 years.

Hugh has acquired global experience and recognition, especially in relation to international air transport policy and regulation. As Head of Aviation Regulatory and Commercial Law at three international City law firms, as well as in private practice at the commercial bar, Hugh has advised on an extensive range of issues including government aviation policy, air transport licensing, airport regulation, airport slots and competition law. Hugh supports clients with business restructuring projects, mergers and start-ups and provides insight on contractual, regulatory, policy and competition law issues. He has drafted both primary and secondary aviation legislation in various jurisdictions.

Hugh obtained a BA in Jurisprudence at Oxford University and was called to the bar of England and Wales in 1975. He is a published author of legal works and speaks regularly on topics relating to the legalities of aviation at academic institutions, conferences and seminars around the world.

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