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.