Patrick Honnebier is identified as one of the very few aircraft finance lawyers having obtained the benefits of both worlds. He is a long-standing academic and also he has a vast practical expertise in international aviation finance and lease laws. The combination of scholarly legal knowledge and its direct application in practice makes him a well-rounded aircraft finance lawyer. Honnebier is Of Counsel at Gomez & Bikker Law Offices and based in Amsterdam. He advises major manufacturers, banks, lessors, corporate and private operators and airlines in relation to international financing and leasing of aircraft, helicopters and engines. He lectures at the LL.M. in Air and Space Law programme of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), School of Law. He is the professor for the full Spring Semester module International Aviation Financing and Leasing Laws. Worldwide, this academic and practical course is the only one of its kind. Also teaching mobile equipment financing law at the Law Faculties of Utrecht University and Groningen University, the Netherlands. Previously, for ten years responsible for the courses transnational aviation financing law at the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University and corporate/commercial law at the University of Aruba. Honnebier 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 (2001). He was the expert legal counsel of the Governments of Aruba and the former Netherlands Antilles and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the adoption by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Cape Town Convention on 1 September, 2010. He is the author of numerous articles which are published in all the leading air law journals. Editor of Journaal Luchtrecht/Netherlands Journal of Air Law. Frequently and worldwide Honnebier is a speaker at international aviation finance and lease conferences.