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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
    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 ...

  3. Legal news
    11 March 2020
    How will coronavirus impact the aviation and travel industries?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/how-will-coronavirus-impact-the-aviation-and-travel-industries

    As truly international industries, both aviation and travel have been seriously impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. With over 100,000 cases confirmed globally, the death toll exceeds 4,000 and some ...

  4. Legal news
    14 May 2020
    Cross border: COVID-19 and aviation emissions: what next for CORSIA?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-aviation-emissions-what-next-for-corsia

    Will lower than anticipated baseline emission levels bring increased CORSIA offset obligations and costs? Our Aviation team look at some of the issues the already hard-hit aviation industry will face when air traffic ...

  5. Legal news
    16 September 2020
    UK: Passenger refunds & the coronavirus pandemic - the UK Government responds to the issues raised by the Transport Committee around delays, vouchers and CAA powers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/passenger-refunds-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic

    In June 2020 the House of Commons Transport Committee published a report on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector and made recommendations to the Government to address its findings. In August ...

  6. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    COVID-19: signing transaction documents during social distancing
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/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.

  7. Legal news
    13 May 2020
    Airports and COVID-19: transitioning out of crisis mode
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/airports-and-covid-19-transitioning-out-of-crisis-mode

    Stuart Cairns, Partner in our London Commercial Team, and Head of our Airports group, chats with Nick Boud, Director Airport Consultancy at Helios, global aviation consultants, to discuss the impact of the pandemic on ...

  8. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    COVID-19 and the travel industry: the battle between cash flow and consumer rights
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-the-travel-industry-the-battle-between-cash-flow-and-consumer-rights

    As the travel industry is devastated by COVID-19, many businesses - especially airlines - have made headlines for their stance on consumer refunds . Our Travel team looks at the current regulatory regime surrounding ...

  9. Legal news
    26 March 2020
    COVID-19: Where to next for airlines and their investors?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid19-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 ...

  10. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    COVID-19 & the air transport and aerospace supply chain: a ten step guide
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/covid-19-and-the-air-transport-and-aerospace-supply-chain-a-ten-step-guide

    Our Aviation team look at the impact of COVID-19 on airlines, airline suppliers and the whole air transport supply chain, with a particular on how force majeure and frustration under English contract law applies, and ...