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  1. Legal news
    10 June 2021
    English High Court takes a firm stance on frustration and illegality defences in aviation leasing matter but considers the solvency of the defendant when deciding timing for enforcement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/english-high-court-takes-a-firm-stance-on-frustration-and-illegality-defences-in-aviation-leasing

    The decision in Wilmington Trust v Spicejet [2021] EWHC 1117 (Comm) is important for both lessors and financially stricken lessees: it upholds “the hell and high water” provisions in leases which is important for ...

  2. Legal news
    21 June 2021
    UK Government confirms additional protections which will support the retail and hospitality industry and COVID-19 related debt recovery
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-government-confirms-additional-protections-which-will-support-the-retail-and-hospitality-industry

    The UK Government has provided some much-needed clarity on what protections will be afforded to businesses, including those in the retail and hospitality industry, once the commercial rent moratoria are scheduled to ...

  3. Legal news
    24 September 2020
    Cross-border: Is business interruption as a result of COVID-19 insured? An important ruling in the UK and the state of affairs in other countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/is-business-interruption-as-a-result-of-covid-19-insured

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies around the world have been closed or have been forced to cut production dramatically. In the UK in particular, the question has arisen as to whether ...

  4. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  5. Legal news
    24 November 2020
    The UK legal system: embracing technological change
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-uk-legal-system-embracing-technological-change

    Legal systems around the world have been struggling to address the challenges presented by rapid technological change and the disruption caused by COVID-19. In England, however, the flexibility of the common law and the ...

  6. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    UK: High Court decides that timing of coronavirus restrictions was not a relevant force majeure event entitling termination of aircraft lease
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/high-court-decides-that-timing-of-coronavirus-restrictions

    A number of disputes which stem from the coronavirus pandemic are starting to reach the English courts. It is apparent that in some of these cases the pandemic has provided an excuse for one party to try and terminate ...

  7. Legal news
    09 February 2021
    UK Supreme Court unanimously finds in favour of policyholders in landmark COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-supreme-court-covid19-business-interruption-insurance-test-case

    A landmark decision from the UK Supreme Court has found in favour of business interruption insurance policyholders and widened the scope of policies which may now provide coverage for losses caused by the COVID-19 ...

  8. Legal news
    12 October 2021
    Arbitrator dismisses latest COVID-19 related business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/arbitrator-dismisses-latest-covid-related-business-interruption-insurance-claim

    A recently published arbitration award may have implications for businesses trying to claim under their business interruption (BI) insurance policies for losses connected to the COVID-19 pandemic

  9. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    UK: Government guidance urges contractual parties to act responsibly and fairly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-government-guidance-urges-contractual-parties-to-act-responsibly-and-fairly

    On 7 May 2020 the UK government published a note setting out guidance and recommendations urging parties who have active contractual arrangements which are materially affected by COVID-19 to act responsibly and fairly ...

  10. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    What's the impact of coronavirus on international arbitration?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/whats-the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-international-arbitration

    This article was originally published in the Global Arbitration Review (GAR) on 7th March 2020. The article was prepared by GAR using insights from Bird & Bird partners Michael Chik, Andrew Robinson, Jonathan Choo and ...