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.
News and insights
Publications: 07 December 2022
As the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues, claims under aviation insurance policies have been a key focus, with a flurry of claims recently issued in the English, US, and Irish courts, and secondary…
Publications: 12 July 2022
In the absence of consent by the state, a party will not be able to obtain an anti-suit injunction against a state (nor any other injunction or order for specific performance). Venezuela was entitled…
Publications: 22 September 2021
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…
Publications: 10 May 2021
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…