Nimish Vakil is a partner in the firm of Tyabji Dayabhai, one of Mumbai's oldest law firms.
After qualifying as a solicitor in Mumbai in 1991 and in London in 1992, he has been actively associated with aircraft transactions such as lease, sale-leaseback and purchases including aircraft engines.
He has represented various banks including ANZ Bank, Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.,Bank of Nova Scotia, BNPP, Citibank, CACIB, Deutsche Bank Ag, DVB Bank,Export Development Canada , Export Import Bank of United States of America, HSBC, Investec Bank plc, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan, Kreditanstalt Fur Wiederaudban, Nordbank, Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd., Wells Fargo Bank Northwest National Association, Wilmington Trust.
Aircraft leasing companies he has represented include Accipiter Holdings Limited, Alafco Leasing Company, Alterna Aircraft Limited, Amur Capital Management, AVIC International Leasing Company , Aero Capital Solutions, AVOLON, AWAS, Aviation Capital Group, Bauhinia Aviation Capital, BJets LLP, BAHC5 Pte Ltd., China International Aviation Leasing, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd., CIT Aerospace, CDB Aviation Lease Finance, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, Guggenheim Aviation Partners, Goshawk, Hong Kong Capital Aviation, Intrepid Aviation, Jackson Square Aviation, Lease Corporation International, Macquarie Air Finance, Milestone Aviation, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH, MG Leasing, Orix Aviation, Ping An, PK Air, Sanad Aero Solutions GmbH, SMBC Aviation Capital, Smilo Nederland BV, SR Technics Switzerland Ltd.,Turbofan Solutions LLC, V & M Aviation Limited, Wings Capital, Yamasa Full Moon Leasing Company in concluding deals with various Indian airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Deccan, Vistara, Go Air, Spice Jet, Air Asia, Indigo, Kingfisher, Global Vectra, Heligo, Reliance, Ligare, Turbo and other non-scheduled and private operators.
Representation of aircraft manufacturers include ATR and Hawker Beechcraft and airlines such as Korean Air, Castle Air, Taj Air, Thai Airways and Oman Air.
Nimish Vakil has been a speaker at various conferences since 1995, including the International Airfinance Legal Conference held in Washington, DC, as well as the Euromoney India Airfinance Conference and the Everest South Asia Aviation Finance Conference (both held in New Delhi, India). He has also written articles in respect of aviation-related issues in "India Business Law Journal " published by Vantage Asia Publishing Limited, Hong Kong and the Airfinance Annual of Airfinance Journal published by Euromoney publications.
He has been advising and has been successful in helping lessors/owners such as AWAS, CIT, Hawker Beechcraft to deregister and repossess their aircraft in India, either through court intervention or through out-of-court negotiations with lessees such as Kingfisher and SpiceJet and liaising with Indian government authorities such as the Airport Authority of India, Air Traffic Control and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, as well as private airport entities.