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Supreme Court decides Olympic Airlines case and the meaning of establishment for European regulation on insolvency
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 12 2015

On 29 April the English Supreme Court declined an appeal by The Trustees of a pension scheme in relation to Olympic Airlines SA, the former


Should the UK adopt Cape Town’s Alternative A Insolvency regime? Lessons from the US and Canada
  • Dentons
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 11 2014

The UK is consulting on whether to incorporate Cape Town’s Alternative A insolvency regime into English law. Alternative A is based on s 1110 of


Supreme Court decides Olympic Airlines did not have an establishment in the UK
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • May 6 2015

An "establishment" requires business and business activity to be carried out involving dealings with third parties and not simply acts of internal


Helicopters, UK Cape Town ratification and English insolvency law - best leave well alone?
  • Dentons
  • United Kingdom
  • February 16 2015

The UK is to ratify the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol (together, Cape Town). This may help UK aircraft operators access cheaper


The Cape Town Convention and aircraft protocol lands in the United Kingdom
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

In anticipation of the Cape Town Convention and related Aircraft Protocol (together, the "Treaty") coming into force for the UK on 1 November 2015


Recent Amendments to the Malta Aircraft Registration Act
  • Ganado Advocates
  • Malta
  • November 30 2016

In 2010 Malta embarked on an ambitious project to introduce the Aircraft Registration Act (the “ARA”) and to accede to the Cape Town Convention and


Ireland to adopt ‘Alternative A’ insolvency remedies set out in Cape Town Convention
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • October 1 2014

The State Airports (Shannon Group) Act 2014 (the "Act") was signed into law on 27 July 2014. The Act is further evidence of the Irish


Restructuring over liquidation
  • Prager Dreifuss
  • Switzerland
  • June 1 2015

The collapse in 2001 of Switzerland’s national airline Swissair, until then regarded as a symbol of the country’s reliability and efficiency, sparked


When the pension is not protected by the protection fund
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 7 2015

In the United Kingdom, the Pension Protection Fund ("PPF") is the safety net for the employee members of a defined benefit pension plan or scheme


EU political update: 8 - 12 December 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • December 9 2014

As of 1 December 2014, the normal powers of the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union apply to criminal matters in the