Tony Payne joins DLA Piper as a legal director in the firm’s aviation practice

DLA Piper has announced that Tony Payne has joined its London office as a legal director in the firm’s aviation practice, part of the litigation and regulatory group.

Payne has practiced as an aviation lawyer for almost a decade in the UK, accumulating significant domestic and international experience advising clients on a range of regulatory and commercial matters in the aviation sector.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, he was assistant general counsel at NATS Holdings plc, formerly National Air Traffic Services Ltd and before that a commercial lawyer in Australia.