Martin has experience in relation to aviation issues concerning both wet and dry leasing, asset leasing including aircraft and aircraft financing. In addition, he has experience in relation to various aspects of aircraft acquisition to include issues now relating to the 737 Max.
Martin has a detailed and specialist knowledge of e-contracts in the context of the Aviation industry and regularly acts for the largest airline in Europe. He regularly acts for one of the largest Banks in Ireland and has also been heavily involved in financial litigation arising out of the economic collapse suffered in Ireland post-2008.
Martin has appeared on a number of occasions in relation to Aviation Law and related matters. In particular, he acted on behalf of a substantial European airline in relation to its challenge to Regulation 261 before the ECJ challenging (unsuccessfully) the proportionality and application of Regulation 261 in relation to airlines’ obligations to customers arising out of the Icelandic ash cloud and the resultant closure of European airspace.
Martin has also acted regularly in relation to challenges to the operation and assessment of charges by the Airport Regulator in relation to the operation of Dublin Airport. In this regard, he has been involved in a number of judicial review challenges regarding the rate of levy arising out of the operation of the regulated asset base.