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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

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

Publications: 06 MAY 2021

Regulations adopted to tighten control over pre-packs

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.

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View of an airplane from the departure lounge in an airport

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

Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

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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Image of airplane taking off from lit runway in an evening shot

Publications: 01 MARCH 2021

English High Court finds that a Part 26A plan/restructuring plan constitutes an “insolvency proceeding.”

What the Gategroup convening judgement means for the aviation sector, especially creditors with registered interests under the Cape Town Convention.

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