Piero Gavinelli FOTOGRAFIA - 29_09_2023 - 11.45.23 - 0163._

Practice areas

Aircraft Finance & Leasing
Aviation Law
Corporate Law



Carlos Sierra

Managing Partner

With over 30 years of experience, Carlos advises lessors and financiers in transactional practice relating to leasing and financing of aircraft, and the enforcement of the clients’ rights during default, liquidation and insolvency proceedings. Carlos has vast experience in regulatory and aviation law matters acting for numerous international carriers and entities. Carlos is ranked as the only Star Individual in Mexico’s aviation practice by Chambers.

  • Attorney at law by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • LLM studies in Air and Space Law at Leiden University
  • Post-graduate studies in Civil and Commercial Law by Escuela Libre de Derecho
  • International law courses by Duke University and Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Aviation Contracts Law by IATA
  • Instructor at IATA Aviation Contracts Courses
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Aviation Working Group’s Legal Advisory Panel, which he chaired for two years,
  • Global President of ADVOC
  • Former chair of the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Registry Advisory Board
  • Coordinator of the Mexican Contact Group for the Aviation Working Group

Mr. Sierra has written several articles related to aircraft finance and leasing, the Cape Town Convention and Protocol, repossession of aircraft, aviation law, and Mexican Aviation practice.

  • Speaker and moderator at Air Finance, IATA, ALTA, IBA, New York Bar Association and other conferences
  • Professor of Commercial Contracts at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Recurrent Judge at the MOOT International Conference by Leiden University
  • Instructor of Aviation Finance Contracts at IATA
  • Professor at the Aviation Law seminar by Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  • Speaker and participant of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project by UNIDROIT and University of Cambridge