Keystone Law is delighted to announce the arrival of Hugh O’Donovan who joins the firm’s Aviation team.

Hugh is a barrister specialising in aviation regulatory, commercial and competition law. More specifically, his expertise encompasses international air transport regulation, all aspects of commercial agreements within the aviation industry, corporate transactions, EU and UK competition law and merger regulation.

His impressive career has spanned more than thirty years and he is recognised as one of the most experienced and respected aviation lawyers in the UK. Over this period, Hugh has gained extensive experience in private practice as a barrister as well as heading up the Aviation Regulatory and Commercial practices of three major international law firms including Ince & Co and Dentons.

Hugh has acted for an extensive number of airlines, airports, regulators, governments, investors, financiers and travel companies including: Virgin Atlantic, easyJet, Air Europa, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Flybe, Ryanair, and many more. His practice is international and he has advised aviation clients all around the world, including governments and regulators in Africa, Asia and elsewhere on the development of national civil aviation policy and regulation. He has also advised on a number of airline start-ups, restructurings and strategic initiatives.

Keystone’s Managing Partner and Founder, James Knight said:

“Hugh brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience in what is a complex and ever-changing area. His arrival will be invaluable to clients and a great asset to our rapidly expanding aviation services.”

Hugh added:

“I am delighted to have joined Keystone with its uniquely dynamic and flexible business model which allows me to concentrate my time where I want to spend it, on delivering service to clients. There is also going forward the benefit of support from Keystone’s other lawyers who are all highly experienced practitioners in a wide range of complementary areas of legal practice”.