Aviation Law


Probitas Partners is a leading aviation practice and has been involved in some of the largest transactions in the industry over the last few years. We have established professional relationships with regulatory bodies in the industry, which help us deliver value to our clients.


Our expertise covers joint ventures, structured finance, loan sale/leasebacks and dispute resolution matters. We represent various aviation industry players including helicopter companies, aviation logistics service providers and a proposed manufacturer approved aircraft service center.



  • Advised a leading aviation company on a US$630 million (Six Hundred and Thirty Million US Dollars), five-year aviation logistics contract with a multi-national upstream oil major. The contract was widely acclaimed as "the biggest aviation contract yet, to be signed by an international oil company and an indigenous company in Nigeria" at the time it was awarded in 2010.
  • Advised a leading aviation company on a multi-million dollar agreement with the Cameroon Oil Transport Company (COTCO). COTCO is a company owned by Chad, Cameroon, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Petronas. Under the contract, the aviation company is providing onshore pipeline surveillance and passenger transfer services to COTCO. COTCO is a special venture for extracting and transporting crude oil from the Doba oil fields in Chad, a landlocked country, to Cameroon via a 1070 kilometer underground pipeline that runs through three pump stations, a pressure reduction station, and an offshore export terminal.
  • Advised a leading helicopter company on an US$85 million (Eighty-Five Million US Dollars) finance and acquisition of six (6) Bell AW 139 helicopters.
  • Advised on the management and maintenance contract between a leading helicopter company and a southwest state government in Nigeria for the said government's Bell 412 helicopters deployed for security, fire fighting, surveillance and other social responsibilities.
  • Advised an airline operator on its tender bid for lease of aircraft and management of the Bonny airstrip for NLNG.
  • Prepared, reviewed and negotiated the acquisition and financing of 6 (Six) Aircrafts for a leading aviation company.