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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.

News & insights

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Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Podcast: How does a material adverse change clause work in these uncertain times?

The enforceability of material adverse change clauses (“MAC clauses”) in commercial contracts is an area which has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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News: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O partners with Young Citizens for Justice Week 2021

LONDON – Allen & Overy has once again partnered with Young Citizens to help deliver the Big Legal Lesson, as part of Justice Week 2021. 

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Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2021

Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law

Financial investors, including private equity businesses, can be held liable for competition law infringements committed by one of their portfolio companies.

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2019

Economic duress for lawful threats limited to bad faith demands

The Court of Appeal has held that there is no economic duress in commercial situations where a party uses lawful pressure or threats to achieve a result to which it genuinely believes itself to be…

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A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.

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