HFW has continued to strengthen its leading global aerospace practice with the hire of senior partner Peter Coles, one of the market’s top aviation regulatory and disputes experts. Coles joined on May 15, 2023 from Clyde & Co, where he headed the firm’s APAC aviation practice. He previously spent more than eight years as an aerospace partner at HFW. Coles has more than 30 years’ experience advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious aviation issues, including regulatory, employment, insurance, commercial and transactional, contingency planning and emergency response, investigations and prosecutions, multi-jurisdictional claims and disputes, enforcement, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, parting out and end-of-life. He acts for major international airlines, operators, MROs, business and private aviation companies, and other industry clients. Coles is dual-qualified in England and Hong Kong, and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.