Eversheds secures contract as primary legal services provider for IATA

Eversheds has secured a contract as the primary legal services provider for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) across Europe, northern Asia and the Asia-Pacific, in addition to the existing contract to deliver legal services in Africa and the Middle East.

IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines and works with members and the air transport industry as a whole to promote safe, reliable, secure and economical air travel. IATA has a presence in 60 countries, representing 240 airlines across 113 countries.

This latest appointment builds on the success of the initial partnership when Eversheds was appointed as IATA’s legal services provider in Africa and the Middle East region in April 2013, providing all legal services in 65 countries.

Under this latest agreement, which runs for a three-year period, Eversheds will provide IATA with a full-service legal offering to an additional 93 countries in Europe, northern Asia and the Asia-Pacific.

The Eversheds team will be led by Stephen Hopkins, head of global client development and partner lead for Tyco, and delivered through Eversheds offices and co-ordinated relationship firms across the world.