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Helen Biggin

Counsel

London

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Helen Biggin

Counsel

London

Helen has extensive experience acting for corporate and financial institutions in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration proceedings. Her recent experience involves worldwide litigation and arbitration arising out of a shipping insolvency matter, litigation arising out of the repossession of aircraft and acting for clients in high value fraud matters.

Helen has experience of trials in the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. She also has substantial arbitration experience (particularly of LCIA and LMAA arbitrations). 

News & insights

Birdseye view of aircraft on tarmac

Publications: 10 MAY 2021

Liquidated damages clause in aircraft purchase agreement not an unenforceable penalty

The claimant aircraft manufacturer claimed damages under an aircraft purchase agreement for the non-payment of pre-delivery payments (PDPs) following the defendant’s failure to pay the PDPs and to…

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Stone steps

Blog Post: 30 MARCH 2021

COVID: no cure for claims of frustration or force majeure

The English Court has twice rejected claims by aircraft lessees who wanted the return of their security deposits because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Salam Air v Latam Airlines and Fibula Air v Just-US…

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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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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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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008