The late Dr. Donald Bunker was the founding partner of Donald H. Bunker and Associates.
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Dr. Bunker’s legal career spanned over 50 years, during the majority of which he specialized in international, commercial and aerospace law representing clients such as the Royal Bank of Canada, Air Canada, Emirates, Air Mauritius, Wardair, Tarom Romanian Airlines, Aeroflot, International Lease Finance Corporation, Bank of Montreal, Quebecair, Lithuanian Airlines and many other well-known financial institutions, airlines, leasing companies and manufacturers, Heads of States, Government authorities, corporate aircraft operators and private clients.
Dr. Bunker served as a Professor of Law at the McGill University of Air and Space Law teaching aviation finance law and frequently gave aviation finance lectures at IATA in Montreal and Geneva. He also was a regular guest lecturer at various conferences and institutions and was a director on the boards of many companies including Airclaims International Inc. and Volvo Canada Ltd.
Dr. Bunker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (1968, Concordia University (then Sir George William’s University)) and went on to attain a Bachelor of Civil Law (1971, McGill University), a Masters of Law (1985, McGill University) and a Doctor of Civil Law (aerospace finance law) (1986, McGill University).
He was admitted to the Quebec Bas Association and was a member of numerous professional bodies including the International Institute of Space Law, McGill University of Air and Space Law Association (Past President), the Academy of Transport of Russia, The Royal Aeronautical Society (Fellow) and the American and International Bar Associations.
Dr. Bunker published numerous books and articles with respect to aerospace finance and insurance law and economics including The Law of Aerospace Finance in Canada, and International Aircraft Financing published by IATA.
Sadly, Dr. Bunker passed away on 25 January 2018 and the firm is committed to continuing his legacy.