Our specialist global aviation team provides legal advice across all areas of practice. We provide solutions for a large variety of notable clients including funders, insurers, lessors, operators and owners of aircrafts and our team function on a global level with an international network of lawyers who have extensive experience in providing cross border jurisdictional advice.
We have a deep understanding of aviation and the wider transport sector and we regularly engage with clients and undertake research to enable us to identify the business challenges that lie ahead. This expertise allows us to offer specialist advice and innovative and cost effective proposals with excellent results.
We work with clients to ensure compliance with all aviation regulations and procedures and advise on aviation safety.
We advise on all aspects of transportation law and liability, including hull and air cargo claims
We can assist with corporate fundraising and offer ongoing support on corporate matters across the sector, from start-up airlines through to corporate refinancings and restructurings of airlines.
We use our in depth financial knowledge within the aviation sector to provide a wide variety of advice on matters ranging from operating leases, finance leases, sale & leasebacks and Islamic Finance alternatives to conventional financing.
Our insurance experts have an established track record of advising a number of notable aviation insurers and providing legal solutions for all aspects of insurance claims.
Our aviation liability experts deal with complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional liability claims, Hull Claims, Subrogation, Coverage, Reinsurance and Policy Wordings for the aviation market in London and internationally.
The European Commission has announced a series of changes to EU State aid exemptions, recognising the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The headline change is the extension of multiple existing exemptions, in some cases until 2023.
On the 29 June 2020, there was welcome news for many organisations which have previously been rejected from obtaining public funding due to the inclusion of the "undertaking in difficulty" test in the State aid Temporary Framework, which has meant that those not satisfying this test as at the end of December 2019 were excluded from support.
As the market's response to COVID-19 is starting to take shape, we review some of the potential issues that PLCs may encounter when using share schemes.
In a move which is likely to facilitate multiple European government bail outs of airlines, sports, leisure and hospitality companies and possibly even carmakers and others under the most acute pressure from the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has further amended its State aid Temporary Framework to allow for recapitalisation aid and subordinated debt instruments. The new rules contain limitations on dividends and acquisitions by businesses who benefit from recapitalisation aid and include a requirement for conditions relating to climate change and the digital agenda to be reported to the European Commission. While the UK remains in the Brexit transition period (currently due to expire on 31 December 2020), these rules apply to it as well.
Lockdowns can save lives and are considered best practice in crisis response. However, depending on circumstances, some lockdowns may produce anxiety, stress, and traumatic symptoms in airline pilots. Do these effects have a consequence in airline operations?
The European Commission has granted State aid approval for an award of €53m (£45m) public funding to install a network of electric vehicle charging points in Romania. The decision will be of interest to Governments looking to introduce measures to support the transformation of the automotive sector and also to Local Authorities taking action to address the climate emergency in their specific territories.
At 3pm on 30th October 2019, the Government took the final step needed to delay the UK's departure from the European Union by laying before Parliament a Statutory Instrument to change the definition of 'exit day' in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 from 31st October 2019 to 31st January 2020.