Best Law Firms for Aviation, Aerospace & Defence Internship in 2021

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What is Aviation, Aerospace and Defence law practice?

Aviation law practice has many facets, such as the transactional and legal aspects of sale and lease as well as other financing options of aircrafts, equipment and parts thereof and MRO and Ground Handling services.

It includes drafting and reviews of aircraft leasing agreements (wet and dry) and other commercial agreements and aircraft re-insurance claims.

Aviation and Aerospace firms have to comply with the requirements of various laws and regulatory frameworks such as:

Regulatory agencies

  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
  • Airports Authority of India (AAI)
  • Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)
  • Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA)



  • The Air Corporations Act, 1953
  • The Aircraft (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) Rules, 2003
  • The Aircraft Act, 1934 and the Aircraft Rules, 1937
  • The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994 and Rules
  • The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008
  • The Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982
  • The Carriage by Air Act, 1972
  • The Civil Aviation Requirements
  • The Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Civil Aviation Act, 1982
  • The Tokyo Convention Act, 1975


In addition, firms have to deal with other regular aspects of investment, commercial, contractual and tax laws as applicable to the aviation and aerospace sectors.

This is a fast-evolving field of legal practice; where the Government, Companies and Customers are all trying to keep pace with rapid technological advancements such as drones, self-piloted aircraft, satellite & communication technology and privately owned and operated space-tech.

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India being the third largest importer of arms and defence platforms, the Ministry of Defence in India has laid out an expansive plan for modernisation of obsolete equipment through the Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap (TPCR) and Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP). The entry of various private players into the Aerospace & Defence sector in India necessitates a whole new set of legal practices covering:

  • Market Research & Entry Strategy
  • Transaction Services and Taxation support
  • Supply Chain related aspects
  • Technology and Offset Advisory
  • Regulatory Services and Bid management
  • Contract management and Compliance services


Best Law Firms for Aviation, Aerospace and Defence Practice Internship in 2021 for LLB Students

This list of best law firms is sorted in alphabetical order.

Best Law Firms for Aviation Aerospace and Defence Practice Internship LLB Students

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