Aviation law specialist Naomi Nind joins Gowling WLG as partner

17 August 2016

Gowling WLG is pleased to welcome aviation law specialist Naomi Nind as a partner and member of its firm-wide Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Group.

Based in Calgary, Nind delivers strategic legal advice on transactions involving the licensing, sale, purchase and financing of commercial, business and personal aircraft. As a litigator, she represents clients in compliance matters, accident and incident investigations, crash litigation and liability defence cases.

"Naomi is a talented commercial lawyer and litigator with a strong background in the global aviation sector," said Peter Lukasiewicz, CEO of Gowling WLG Canada. "Her impressive practice and experience will enhance our ability to help clients navigate the industry's complex legislative and regulatory requirements."

Nind's practice also extends to issues related to aircraft imports and exports, registration and de-registration, perfection of security interests, and aircraft charter, lease, maintenance and commercial air services agreements.

"I'm delighted to join Gowling WLG and be a part of a global firm that offers a unique combination of hands-on experience and leading expertise in the aviation field," said Nind. "With an in-depth understanding of the market's challenges and opportunities, the team applies best practices to help clients achieve their commercial goals - both in Canada and around the world."

Nind is an active member of the aviation industry, and serves as a director of both the Air Transport Association of Canada and the Northern Air Transport Association. She is vice-chair of the Canadian Bar Association's National Air and Space Law Section, and is an associate member of the American Bar Association's Air & Space Law and Aircraft Finance committees.

Gowling WLG delivers full-service legal support to organizations doing business in the aviation, aerospace and defence sectors. With team members who hold senior-level government and military forces experience, the firm works with clients on a variety of matters, including public and private procurement, regulations and customs policies, ethical obligations, environmental protection laws and workplace safety, data, products, and facilities.