Daniel Boden

Managing Associate London T +44 (0) 20 7481 0010

Department Commercial Disputes, Maritime, Aviation & travel Qualified England & Wales, 2009 Education (University) Lincoln College, Oxford

Daniel Boden

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Dan is a commercial dispute resolution specialist, with a particular focus on the aviation sector. His experience spans a broad range of matters, including high value product liability disputes, complex contractual disputes between commercial parties, insurance coverage disputes and large air accident cases. Much of his work involves multiple jurisdictions and his clients include lessors, airlines, component manufacturers, maintenance providers and their brokers and insurers.

In addition, Dan also handles aviation regulatory work and he has advised airlines on a variety of issues, including the importation of ozone depleting substances into the EU, the obtaining of an EORI number for import/export purposes, the arrangement of cabin seating to comply with the PRM regime and the unauthorised importation of live cargo into the UK. 
Furthermore, he is a specialist on the operation and application of Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 and assists in the management of our dedicated 261 team, which has handled thousands of passenger claims on behalf of airlines over the past few years and been responsible for various novel arguments in this field. 

Professional associations & memberships

  • The Law Society

My matter highlights

  • Advised a large electronics company in proceedings brought by an airline seeking damages of US$65m from the designers and manufacturers of a lithium battery, following a fire onboard a Boeing 787. 

  • Advised a helicopter operator on its contractual position under various lease agreements following the prolonged grounding of a particular helicopter type. Further advised helicopter operator on a subsequent US$120m claim against the manufacturer for losses associated with that grounding.

  • Advised an MRO on two separate US$14m claims brought by an airline following main landing gear failures suffered by two Boeing 737 aircraft. Also advised on a related claim worth US$1.5m brought by another airline following an axle failure.

  • Advised large OEM on a claim for £40m brought by an engine manufacturer following three IFSD incidents, allegedly caused by a design fault in a part it had manufactured. Handled protracted settlement negotiations. Advised the same OEM in a claim against a large European aluminium supplier for the supply of off-spec materials.

  •  Advised an engine manufacturer on a US$26m claim brought by an airline following a fire onboard a Boeing 777 aircraft.

  •  Advised an airline on its potential liabilities under an Aircraft Purchase Agreement following an alleged anticipatory repudiatory breach and default on a scheduled Pre-Delivery Payment.

  •  Extensive experience of handling flight delay and cancellation claims under Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 for a number of airlines.