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Aviation

The aviation sector continues to face a number of challenges.

Increased competition, overcapacity, security concerns, climate-related pressures and rising fuel costs coupled with the increasing consolidation of airlines have had a profound impact on the industry.

Allen & Overy’s Aviation practice has built a world-class reputation advising on many of the industry’s most significant and pivotal transactions. The team comprises leading lawyers who have a thorough understanding of the latest developments in the sector and what this means for clients domestically and internationally.

We provide global coverage to the aviation industry advising across all legal disciplines including workouts and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions (public and private), funding (equity and debt), aircraft portfolio sales and purchases, engine financings, operating leases, privatisations, sales and leasebacks, major fleet purchases, EIB backed financings, export credit backed financings, mergers and acquisitions, U.S. EXIM backed financings, cross-border tax and leveraged leases, receivables, funds and maintenance contracts. We also have aviation specialists in ancillary areas such as real estate, employment and tax who offer commercial advice tailored to the sector.

Our clients include banks, financiers, lessors, lessees, export credit agencies, airlines and manufacturers on the full range of aviation matters.

News & insights

A commercial airplane seen through a window at an airport passenger window

Publications: 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: what the aviation industry needs to know about the ban on the operation of ipso facto clauses

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) which entered into force on 26 June 2020 represents the most significant insolvency reforms in the UK for a generation. 

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A commercial airplane seen through a window at an airport passenger window

Publications: 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: what the aviation industry needs to know about the new moratorium regime

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) which entered into force on 26 June 2020 represents the most significant insolvency reforms in the UK for a generation. 

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Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

News: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

With global air travel down 95% due to Covid-19, Allen & Overy is advising on some of the biggest deals keeping airlines in business. 

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Aircraft propeller

Publications: 26 AUGUST 2020

Podcast: Good faith – what does this mean for me?

The issue of good faith in commercial contracts is an area in which the English courts have been very active recently.

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