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  1. Legal news
    11 September 2020
    An air passenger's unruly behaviour may constitute an extraordinary circumstance under Regulation 261/2004's-unruly-behaviour-may-constitute-an-extraordinary-circumstance

    Our Aviation team look at a recent case, where the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that the unruly behaviour of a passenger may constitute an "extraordinary circumstance" under Regulation 261/2004. ...

  2. Legal news
    11 September 2020
    Passengers who have suffered a long delay or cancellation under Regulation 261 are entitled to compensation in the currency of their place of residence

    Our Aviation team looks at a recent case where the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was asked whether aggrieved passengers may demand compensation under Regulation 261/2004 in the currency of their place of ...

  3. Legal news
    18 June 2020
    Cross-border: How COVID-19 could affect the aviation industry’s commitments to CORSIA

    Our Aviation team look at some of the background and pressures facing the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council as it considers whether to adjust the CORSIA baseline for 2019 and 2020, and examines ...

  4. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    State aid & the COVID-19 pandemic in the Aviation sector

    In this period of crisis, the European Commission has shown its willingness to help Member States in the design of state aid schemes and/or individual measures to support companies facing economic difficulties due to ...

  5. Legal news
    11 December 2020
    Watch on demand: Bird & Bird & CAA Aviation legal update: The UK and Europe after Brexit

    As the aviation industry looks towards a post-Brexit world, it remains unclear whether the UK and the EU will reach a trade agreement to apply after the transition period. The impact of Brexit on aviation is ...

  6. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Change of reservation against the passenger’s will: compensation under Regulation 261/2004?

    Our Aviation team takes a look at a recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) case considering whether a passenger whose reservation was changed against her will could claim compensation for denied boarding.

  7. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Cross-border: CORSIA & COVID-19: The 2020 Rebasing Conundrum

    As we reported in a recent article, June 2020 proved to be a pivotal month for the aviation industry and environmentalists alike with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council meeting in Montreal for ...

  8. Legal news
    29 July 2020
    Sustainable finance in aviation: what does the future hold?

    As sustainability play a greater role in driving investment decisions in the aviation industry, our Aviation Finance team looks at the current position and explores what the future might look like.

  9. Legal news
    17 December 2020
    State aid and sustainability: what does the future hold for aviation?

    As hard-hit airlines around the world fight to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, many are increasingly relying on state aid for survival. These governments are seeking to find ways to nudge national infrastructure towards ...

  10. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    Audio recording: COVID-19: issues facing airlines and lessors

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the aviation industry, we look at the commercial and legal issues being faced by airlines and lessors and offer some insights for navigating these challenging conditions.