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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    Can foreign litigants be bound by English jurisdiction clauses contained in contracts to which they are not a party?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/can-foreign-litigants-be-bound-by-english-jurisdiction-clauses-contained-in-contracts-to-which-they

    Competing jurisdiction clauses and whether foreign litigants can be bound by English jurisdiction clauses contained in contracts to which they are not a party considered in the recent The English Court of Appeal ...

  4. Twobirds news
    27 March 2018
    Bird & Bird's Aviation Disputes team secures a US$90m payout for BOC Aviation in landmark case
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2018/uk/bird-and-birds-aviation-disputes-team-secures-90m-payout-for-boc-aviation-in-landmark-case

    Bird & Bird's Aviation Disputes team in London has successfully represented Singapore-based BOC Aviation and BOC Aviation, Ireland, in a landmark case against the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Limited, and its parent ...

  5. Legal news
    09 July 2020
    The English Court of Appeal decision in CAA v Jet2.com may mean that not all communications by in-house lawyers will be covered by legal advice privilege
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-english-court-of-appeal-decision-in-caa-v-jet2-com-may-mean-that-not-all-communications

    Earlier this year the English Court of Appeal, in an important judgment on legal advice privilege(“LAP”) clarified that a "dominant purpose" test applies when assessing if a communication or document is protected by ...

  6. Legal news
    31 January 2020
    English court decides aircraft diversion for passenger illness is not an "extraordinary circumstance" for the purposes of Regulation 261
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/english-court-decides-aircraft-diversion-for-passenger-illness-is-not-an-extraordinary-circumstance

    Our Aviation team look at a recent Regulation 261 case surrounding passenger illness which will have significant consequences for many airlines looking to blance passenger safety with financial performance.

  7. Legal news
    22 November 2019
    Case notes: Landmark ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on validity of airport charges
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/case-notes-landmark-ruling-of-the-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has rendered a landmark decision ruling that airports must not agree with individual airport users preferential airport charges different from those approved by the ...

  8. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    UK Dispute Resolution Update - April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/uk-dispute-resolution-update-april-2020

    Welcome to the latest edition of our Dispute Resolution bulletin from Bird & Bird's UK disputes team. This edition features articles on recent legal developments together with a selection of the resources we have ...