Why choose our Transport and Infrastructure lawyers?Our lawyers have a wide range of expertise, meaning we can offer clients a one-stop shop of specialist advice. This includes providing routine competition compliance advice to defending clients in investigations by EU or UK regulators. This flexibility means our client base consists of international shipping companies, ferry companies, global and low cost airlines as well as industry associations.
The liberalisation of air services since the 1980s has led to national flag carriers facing new challenges from independent carriers and low cost operators. This created global umbrella alliances (Oneworld, STAR and SkyTeam) as well as intense operational cooperation between airlines such as code sharing. EU regulators are actively monitoring and intervening to enforce EU competition rules. Clients therefore need lawyers with a proven track record in this area, and our team has been involved in many of the leading EU cases.
In the maritime sector, the end of Shipping Conferences in 2008 has similarly led to increased competition and EU regulatory activity. We know our clients want a risk-free solution from experienced lawyers, and Fieldfisher's Transport Regulation team has advised and defended liner and bulk shipping operators in these recent EU investigations.
Fieldfisher's integrated international offices allow us to offer a multi-jurisdictional capability to our clients – following them where they do business. As a result, much of our work has an international element for clients based across Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific.