International law firm, Hill Dickinson has expanded its Aviation team by 7 this month.
Joanna Kolatsis and Saleema Brohi joined the firm on 3 March to head up the Aviation team in London. Joanna and Saleema are both established experts in the aviation sector and were previously partners in the boutique aviation firm Gates and Partners which merged with Kennedys in June 2013.
Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that it has secured the consultancy services of leading aviation expert Sean Gates and has also recruited Neil McGilchrist who, with Sean, was joint senior partner of Beaumont and Son. The team has also welcomed Ping Cairns and Jeremy Robinson. Magalie Rungasamy will be joining the team in June.
The dedicated Aviation team will service the insurance, commercial, regulatory and liability aspects of the industry while working closely with other teams in the firm, including insurance, yachts, company commercial and travel. Hill Dickinson is able to provide a full service for its clients covering all aspects of air, cruise, ferry, and land travel.
Maria Pittordis, head of travel, says of the appointments: “this is a formidable team of well-regarded, experienced aviation lawyers. Their experience and excellent client relationships will also enhance the already strong travel and leisure capability of Hill Dickinson.
“We are certain that their expertise will strengthen the firm’s skills in the aviation market and complement the casualty offering to the aviation, travel and insurance industry at a senior level. This appointment reaffirms our strategy to expand our services to meet our client’s needs.”