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Aviation and Shipping Litigation

Allen & Overy has a wealth of experience in aviation and shipping litigation.

We regularly act for aircraft lessors and financiers in the repossession of aircraft in the UK, Europe, Asia and the U.S. and advise on repossession strategies, including self-help remedies, court orders, cross-border enforcement strategies and arbitration.

We handle all areas of shipping litigation globally, whatever the type of vessel, cargo or commodity.

We are experienced in advising on Eurocontrol detention risk in Europe, particularly in the UK. We liaise with the Civil Aviation Authority and other national aviation authorities on the registration and deregistration of aircraft and advise on obtaining flight or ferry permits in a variety of jurisdictions. Our extensive global reach sees us acting in recoveries and repossessions all over the world, including the UK, India, Turkey and West Africa. 

We work closely with our non-contentious Aviation and Shipping practices to deliver deep expertise to clients. We frequently act for aircraft lessors and financiers in relation to leasing and other aviation disputes, with claims for damages arising out of the failure to return in redelivery condition and loss of future rent.

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Disclosure Pilot Scheme: meaning of “control” over third party documents

In proceedings subject to the Disclosure Pilot Scheme, a third party’s willingness to cooperate in the provision of potentially relevant documents did not amount to a party’s “control” over those…

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Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Lessons learned on taking security in a commodity finance transaction

In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…

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Publications: 10 MAY 2021

Claim against parent company in tort for inducing breach of contract by subsidiary has no real prospect of success

A claim for inducing breach of contract had no real prospect of success, despite the fact that a subsidiary’s breach of contract was the known and inevitable result of its parent company’s decision to…

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Publications: 10 MAY 2021

Liquidated damages clause in aircraft purchase agreement not an unenforceable penalty

The claimant aircraft manufacturer claimed damages under an aircraft purchase agreement for the non-payment of pre-delivery payments (PDPs) following the defendant’s failure to pay the PDPs and to…

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