Overview

    Bloomfield’s Aviation & Logistics Practice Group is recognised as having a deep knowledge of the Nigerian aviation and logistics industries including its commercial, operational, regulatory and insurance areas.

    We provide services across the plane to aircraft leasing companies, aircraft manufacturers, aircraft operators, airlines, airport operators, brokers, corporates, export credit agencies, financial institutions (domestic and international), freight forwarders, high-network individuals, insurers, lessors, logistics services suppliers, manufacturers, MROs, OEMs, trade associations, regulators, retailers, warehouse operators.

    We are the go-to-firm in Nigeria for aircraft financing and security issues. Our team has advised on leasing (including sale and lease back transactions) of aircraft, engines and helicopters, commercial debt and export credit agency supported financings,  aircraft and aircraft engine portfolio trading and the antecedent protection of interests in the aircraft, engine or helicopter.

    We have also advised on commercial, regulatory and dispute resolution issues including aviation liability, insured disputes, registration, recovery/repossession of aircraft and engines, risk management, logistics agreements and tax advice.

    Transaction Tracks

    Advised Waypoint Leasing in connection with the lease of an AugustaWestland AW139 helicopter to Court Helicopters Nigeria Limited for use within the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

     

    Assisted with de-registration of an aircraft with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority as well as the procurement of the certificate of airworthiness for export and ferry permit. We also procured the requisite clearances (from the authorities) following the cancellation of the aircraft lease.

     

    Negotiated a delivery services agreement between an international courier, procurement and logistics company (“ICPL”) and Trans-nationwide Express PLC (Tranex) for the handling, processing inbound clearance and delivery of ICPL’s express shipments.

     

    Advised RSA Insurance Group PLC and its assured, Damco Logistics (Nigeria) Limited, in relation to the damage to a switchgear medium voltage regulator during the Nigerian leg (from Apapa port, Lagos to Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory) of its multimodal transport from the United States of America to Nigeria.

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    Key Practice Contacts

    We are delighted to announce the tenth-year anniversary of Bloomfield Law Practice (“Bloomfield”). From our humble beginnings, Bloomfield continues to grow from strength to strength in Nigeria and the global market. We would like to thank God for the Grace that has seen Bloomfield through the many years; starting as a dream to serve, to its current state. We would also like to thank our clients who believed in our desire to serve and gave us the opportunity to be their trusted advisors.

    Further, I would like to thank my partners, Ayodele Oni and Adedoyin Afun who bought into the Bloomfield vision and have injected a fresh drive to build an institution that would outlive us.

    Additionally, I would like to thank both the past and current legal practitioners and administrative staff that have helped to build Bloomfield in one capacity or the other.

    As we celebrate this wonderful milestone, our desire to act as trusted advisors to our clients is further regenerated and our hope is to leave an indelible mark in the African market, wherein the name, Bloomfield, is synonymous with excellence in provision of legal services.
    Adekunle Obebe, Managing Partner