Tyabji Dayabhai

Editorial analysis
    • Established: 1872
    • Recommended for: Aviation
    • Offices: Mumbai

    One of Mumbai’s oldest law firms, Tyabji Dayabhai is also one of its most respected providers of aviation law advice.


    Nimish Vakil is a “hugely respected” aviation lawyer with a special focus on aircraft transactions, including lease, sale-leaseback and purchases, and has been successful in helping lessors and owners deregister and repossess their aircraft in India.


    US Exim Bank, Wells Fargo, Export Development Canada, Investec Bank and Standard Chartered have all retained the firm in aviation matters, as have aircraft leasing companies such as GECAS, CIT, SR Technics and Pegasus. Vakil has acted for aircraft manufacturers including ATR and Hawker Beechcraft and has also represented airlines such as Korean Air, Castle Air, Taj Air, Thai Airways and Oman Air.