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  1. Twobirds news
    23 January 2020
    Bird & Bird collect 'Equity Deal of the Year' at the 2020 Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards in Dublin

    International law firm Bird & Bird collected 'Equity Deal of the Year' at the 2020 Airline Economics Aviation 100 Awards in Dublin this week for the 27-aircraft joint venture between CCB Leasing International and ...

  2. Legal news
    18 June 2019
    International aviation & climate change: the UK's net-zero emissions proposition

    Following World Environment Day on 5 June, and the UK Government's announcement of a net-zero emissions target by 2050, we look at the report from the UK Committee on Climate Change, which has significant implications ...

  3. Legal news
    13 March 2019
    Air Traffic Rights: is the UK getting closer to reaching a deal with the EU?

    Recent political developments may leave many people with uncertainty of how the UK will leave the EU or even when. The possibility of a "no deal" Brexit has focused attention on the basis on which flights would continue ...

  4. Legal news
    15 January 2019
    European Parliament proposes enhanced sanctions to enforce implementation of Regulation 261 on air passenger rights

    Air passenger consumer rights and Regulation 261 continue to make the headlines with further cases and continued debate over the balance between passengers and airlines. At the request of the European Parliament's ...

  5. 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

    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    29 October 2018
    Privy Council reinstates first instance decision in the Bahamas on manufacturer's liability following aircraft accident

    The Privy Council in the UK has recently declined to uphold a successful appeal to the court of appeal of the Bahamas in a case arising from an accident to a turbo prop airliner arising from a shortcoming in the landing ...

  7. Legal news
    21 January 2021
    What does Brexit mean for the travel industry?

    Our Travel team examine the impact of Brexit on the travel sector, in particular what it mean for travel companies selling to UK customers, and for UK travel businesses selling into the EU.

  8. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    UK increases military budget for space activities and proposes the creation of a Space Command

    Space has long been recognised as a potential domain of warfare – indeed, it was one of the major motivating factors in establishing the international legal framework for space activities in the form of the Outer Space ...

  9. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: consequences on UK involvement in the EU Space programmes

    After intensive negotiations, the European Commission and the United Kingdom reached an agreement on the terms of their future cooperation on 24 December 2020. This agreement triggers significant changes to UK access to ...

  10. Legal news
    05 January 2021
    Brexit: aviation and travel regulation

    This article sets out the context and implications of Brexit on aviation law and regulation, now that the transition period has ended.