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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

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News: 09 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises on Airport Authority Hong Kong’s inaugural Reg S/Rule 144A bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers on Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (AAHK) first bond issuance under Regulation S/Rule 144A. 

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Parked aeroplanes at  an airport terminal

News: 08 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises on Cathay Pacific’s convertible bonds

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers on Cathay Pacific’s (Cathay’s) HKD6.74 billion 2.75% guaranteed convertible bonds due 2026.

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News: 17 DECEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Airport Authority Hong Kong’s debut perpetual capital securities

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the dual tranche issue of USD1.5 billion perpetual capital securities by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK). 

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How EasyMile is tackling the under-30mph market and the impact of the pandemic on the autonomous vehicle industry

Publications: 06 NOVEMBER 2020

Pre-pack administration: control over pre-packs looks set to tighten further

As we stand looking into the abyss of another financial crisis, the UK government looks set to further tighten the screw to control pre-packaged sales to connected parties. 

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