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  1. Legal news
    23 May 2019
    Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS™): key terms and e-documents

    Partner Richard Sharman takes a look at the key terms and documents associate with GATS™, a fully electronic system for buying and selling aircraft and engines on lease.

  2. Legal news
    24 June 2019
    The UK Government’s Airline Insolvency Review – proposed Special Administration Regime for UK airlines could impact the aircraft leasing & finance community

    Of interest to the aircraft leasing & finance community, the recommendations include the creation of a Special Administration Regime ("SAR") to keep an insolvent airline flying for the purpose of repatriation.

  3. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    COVID-19: signing transaction documents during social distancing

    Partner Richard Sharman takes a look at how those currently working from home as a result of COVID-19 measures can sign transaction documents from home.

  4. Legal news
    29 May 2020
    DAC6 - will it fly?

    Our Tax team look at a new EU directive which comes in force later this year, forcing intermediaries to report certain cross-border transactions. Many intermediaries in the aviation sector may not be aware of their ...

  5. Twobirds news
    17 March 2020
    Aircraft leasing expert Aubrey Tao joins Bird & Bird’s Aviation team in Shanghai

    Aubrey Tao has joined Bird & Bird’s award-winning Aviation team as a managing associate based in the firm’s Shanghai office.

  6. Legal news
    15 May 2019
    Aircraft investments: a case for ESG certification?

    Our Aviation team reviews the environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria and evaluation process and consider whether investments in aircraft assets could be certified as ESG, widening the pool of potential ...

  7. Legal news
    26 March 2020
    COVID-19: Where to next for airlines and their investors?

    With fleets around the world grounded, many airlines are facing the unprecedented prospect of either bankruptcy or nationalisation. Our Aviation team takes a look at the long term impact coronavirus will have on the ...