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 and insights
Publications: 03 November 2022
Getting to Net Zero shipping and aviation is a complex challenge. However industry collaboration, innovation, new regulations and pressure from customers are helping to accelerate progress.
Publications: 19 October 2022
The EU Emissions Trading System (the EU ETS) is one of the key pillars of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from regulated sectors.
Publications: 01 October 2021
As we stand facing another potential financial crisis, the UK adopted new regulations which tighten the screw to control pre-packaged sales to connected parties.
Publications: 05 March 2021
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.