Our next pod­cast episode is live! We were delight­ed to be joined by Richard Hakes, who is the new glob­al chair of Reed Smith’s Trans­porta­tion Indus­try Group.

Hakes advis­es clients in rela­tion to a broad range of avi­a­tion and ship­ping work. As well as act­ing for a num­ber of investors, oper­at­ing lessors and lenders across the avi­a­tion and ship­ping mar­kets, he is best known for his work for pri­vate equi­ty and invest­ment fund clients, hav­ing been par­tic­u­lar­ly active, and won mul­ti­ple awards, in the sec­ondary debt trad­ing and spe­cial sit­u­a­tions sec­tors. 

Reed Smith recent­ly launched ‘Glob­al Air Freight’s Future – The Sky is the Lim­it, a report that analy­ses the chang­ing indus­try land­scape fol­low­ing two tur­bu­lent years and offers insights into what chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties air freight com­pa­nies can expect in 2022 and beyond. 

In our dis­cus­sion, Richard talks about Reed Smith’s role in the emerg­ing eVTOL air­craft mar­ket and the impact COVID-19 has had on the avi­a­tion sec­tor over the past two years.

He also dis­cuss­es this lat­est report, key take­aways of inter­est and gives his opin­ion on oth­er indus­try chal­lenges not talked about, such as cyber secu­ri­ty and legal issues.

Click on the Play but­ton to lis­ten to the episode, which is also on Apple Pod­casts, Spo­ti­fy and Sound­Cloud.