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  1. Legal news
    15 May 2019
    Electric propulsion of aircraft: market update

    Electric propulsion of aircraft is a growing phenomenon in a sector subject to mounting scrutiny with regard to its environmental impact. Here, our Aviation team looks at some of the political, industrial and regulatory ...

  2. Legal news
    17 October 2019
    Passenger compensation for denied boarding: the limits to standard compensation, and an airline's obligations when re-routing under Regulation 261

    Our Aviation Regulatory team looks at the European Court's recent clarification of airline's obligations around passenger compensation, including duty of assistance.

  3. Legal news
    15 January 2019
    Wet-leasing: European Council agrees amendment to EC 1008/2008 for consistency with the EU/US Open Skies agreement

    Many airlines operating in Europe have had to deal with the limitations and control on use of wet-lease capacity whether leasing "in" or "out", and in particular when non-EU wet lessors are involved.

  4. Legal news
    15 January 2019
    Would the delays caused by the impoundment of an aircraft due to the airline's failure to pay an outstanding debt to local authorities amount to an "extraordinary circumstance" under EC 261/2004?

    On 8 November 2018 the press reported that Ryanair was required to pay approximately €525,000, according to regional airport officials, to secure the return of a Boeing aircraft impounded at Bordeaux airport.

  5. Legal news
    21 January 2019
    When is an air carrier not an air carrier? A Regulation 261 anomaly

    On 6 December 2018 the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") issued a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of EU Regulation 261/2004 ("Regulation 261") Article 2(a), Article 5(1)(c) and Article 7(1). These ...

  6. Legal news
    22 January 2019
    Airlines and cyber risk: what is your legal obligation?

    Many of you will be familiar with the NISR (Network and Information Systems Regulations), which came into force on 9 May this year and which have been designed to prevent critical national infrastructure of EU countries ...

  7. Legal news
    22 September 2020
    Understanding ‘unavoidable and foreseeable’: an interpretation of Regulation 1008/2008

    Cases on the price transparency requirements of Regulation (EC) 1008/2008 are relatively infrequent but a potential compliance problem for airlines. In the Air Berlin case in 2017 the Court of Justice of the European ...

  8. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    Business contracts and COVID-19: seven topics, five surprises

    Partner Andrew White summarises seven key issues regarding commercial contracts and COVID-19, and shares five surprises – points which may not be familiar even to those immersed in the subject.

  9. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Aviation finance webinars available for on-demand viewing: repossessions, active asset management and insolvencies

    Over the past few months members of our Aviation & Aerospace Sector Group have been joined by some esteemed guests in delivering webinars on key business issues to our investor clients and contacts in the industry.

  10. Legal news
    16 April 2018
    Regulation 261: Supreme Court rejects appeal in Gahan v Emirates

    In October 2017 we reported on the Court of Appeal's treatment of some of the confusing issues that can arise in the context of "connecting flights" under Regulation 261.