B. Patrick Honnebier
Tel: (+) 31 206201355
Mob: (+) 31 642052174
Speaks: Dutch, English, German and French
Main Office: Amsterdam
Education: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Doctoraal Examen)
McGeorge School of Law, California, U.S.A. (advanced LL.M. International Business and Taxation)
Position: Of Counsel
- International Aviation Financing & Leasing of aircraft, helicopters and aircraft engines and other forms of mobile equipment
- International sale and purchase of kerosene and other oil supplies
Patrick Honnebier is based in the Amsterdam office. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Subcommittee Aviation Financing Law and the International Bar Association, Committee Aviation Law. He holds Dutch and American law degrees.
For many years he has been lecturing at the International Institute for Air and Space Law at Leiden University, The Netherlands. This is the only academic institution in the world that offers its students an extensive international aviation financing law course. He also teaches mobile equipment financing law at the Law School of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Previously, he lectured at the University of Aruba. He participated in the Diplomatic Conference for the realization of the Convention on International Interest in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Equipment Protocol in Cape Town, South Africa, in November 2001. He advised the Governments of Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in regard to the adoption of the Cape Town Convention on 17 May, 2010. He advises banks, lessors and airlines in relation to the international financing and leasing of aircraft, helicopters and aircraft engines. His expertise extends to the international sale and acquisition of kerosene and other fuel supplies, concentrating on the Russian and Middle-East producing states. He is the author of numerous articles which have been published worldwide in all the leading aviation law reviews and aviation industry journals. See www.gobiklaw.com for various publications. He has been a frequent speaker on international aviation financing law at conferences and seminars that were organized e.g. in Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Serbia and Surinam, the United Kingdom and the United States
He is a Senior Vice-President and Legal Counsel with an international oil trading company in Singapore
Patrick recently assisted with:
An international sales transaction concerning Russian jet fuel (kerosene) worth 6 billion dollars.
The accession of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Equipment Protocol
The forthcoming change of the constitutional legal status of the Netherlands Antilles and its effects on the existing financing and leasing of aircraft equipment laws as from October 2010
The establishment of a new airline company in the Netherlands
The acquisition of three aircraft in the Netherlands
The insolvency of a Dutch aircraft operator
The sale of fuel supplies worth a billion dollars
Speaker for the TVR Symposium 2011 on "international air transport security interest"
When he is not practicing law:
Patrick likes to explore fascinating Egypt as much as possible.