Transportation & Logistics
Our Transportation & Logistics Industry Group comprises former senior in-house practitioners who help clients navigate complex regulatory compliance issues, investigations, enforcement proceedings, licensing and other issues with aviation authorities, transactions, tax issues, environmental reviews, import and export controls, and a wide range of other business and legal matters. The firm regularly advises major clients in the airline, shipping & freight and logistics industries, as well as their financial advisers and suppliers. In addition, the firm has pioneered a practice focusing on drone regulations and the laws in relation to this emerging tech space.
Our team works closely with colleagues in antitrust, data protection, intellectual property, finance, international trade, labour, and employment practices to provide seamless advice on the many complicated issues that clients in the transportation and logistics industry face in conducting business.
Our lawyers have extensive experience and deep, sector-specific insight in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, banking and credit matters, restructurings, leasing matters and related financings. We offer full-scope litigation assistance and also harness the talents of our partners across multiple disciplines within ASEAN.
Drone Law Capabilities
Airline alliances, infrastructure privatisation and the emergence of drones are revolutionising the aviation industry. The market for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continues to develop at an impressive pace and is unmarred by the challenges of the pandemic. In fact, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the introduction and use of drones across the globe and they are now being increasingly matched across the agriculture, infrastructure, construction, public safety, and energy industries (amongst others).
RHTLaw Asia LLP is one of the first law firms in Singapore to have a dedicated practice focusing on the drone-tech industry. At a time when regulations relating to UAS are being developed across the globe, our team is able to assist companies involved in UAS activities in their understanding and application of these regulations. We regularly advise drone manufacturers, operators, investors, suppliers and occasionally individuals, on regulations from air traffic management to data protection risk management. The team understands certification and licensing of UAS including their operation, pilot licences, the general regulatory framework, air space division and segregation and third-party liability for damages within Singapore as well as in the ASEAN region.