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Jessica Harman

Senior Associate

Jess Harman is a Senior Associate in the Aviation team in London who advises on a wide range of aviation matters with a particular focus on regulatory and commercial work.

Jess regularly advises air carriers, airports, MROs, ground handling companies and other stakeholders in the aviation sector on a range of aviation regulatory, commercial and contentious matters.  She also drafts and negotiates commercial agreements and documents such as code shares and other commercial cooperation between airlines agreements, airline conditions of carriage, cargo agreements and airport terms of use.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the High Court of AustraliaSolicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria


Jess’ recent experience includes:
  • Advising airlines in relation to airline licensing and ownership and control issues, including the provision of associated structuring advice.
  • Advising on the setting up of UK airlines (both passenger and cargo), including the incorporation and establishment of its UK operations from a licensing and corporate perspective.
  • Advising a UK company regarding compliance issues in respect of the acquisition and operation of a licensed UK aerodrome, including a review of its contractual framework.
  • Advising an international global technology and e-commerce company in respect of its aviation programme, including expansion within multiple jurisdictions in Europe, the UK and Australia.
  • Providing commercially focused advice to an air traffic management services company regarding its contractual framework with a business partner.
  • Advising an international aerospace, defence and security company in relation to its UK aviation programme including the transfer of assets. 
  • Advising a US airline in relation to its expansion into the UK market including all regulatory and commercial aspects of establishing routes to/from the UK. 
  • Preparing and negotiating a major agreement for cargo carriage between a multinational e-commerce and logistics company and an air carrier.
  • Advising major airlines in structuring and documenting transactions concerning the sale of airport landing/take-off slots at airports in the UK and EU.
  • Representing commercial airlines and aircraft lessors in the Commercial Court of England in high value aircraft lease disputes. 
  • Representing a multinational corporation in the travel industry in proceedings before the High Court. 
  • English
  • Leiden University, Netherlands, Advanced Masters, LLM (Cum Laude) – Air and Space Law, 2020
  • College of Law, Melbourne – Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Deakin University, Victoria, Australia – LLB (Hons), 2015

    Deakin University, Victoria, Australia – BA (Hons) International Relations, 2015