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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

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

Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

In April 2015, the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal bought by The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme ("the

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

Repossession - practical steps and pointers
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • January 22 2015

The process of repossession will involve complex issues of fact and law. Each one is different depending upon the jurisdiction involved, the approach

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

Vietnam’s Adoption and Implementation of the Cape Town Treaty
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Vietnam
  • March 16 2016

On 24 June 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted the resolution on accession by Vietnam to (i) the Convention on International Interests in

Lessor rights in airline bankruptcy proceedings
  • Basch & Rameh
  • Brazil
  • March 30 2016

Brazil's Airlines are facing unprecedented economic and financial pressures. Political scandals have rocked the government and the president is

Aircraft financing: Ratification by Spain of the Cape Town Convention without any declaration with respect to remedies on insolvency (Alternative A or Alternative B of Article XI of the Protocol)
  • Gowling WLG
  • Spain, United Kingdom
  • March 30 2016

The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the “Convention”) and the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in

A practical guide to the Cape Town Convention
  • Dentons
  • Global
  • January 21 2009

For an aircraft financier, among the virtues of the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Equipment Protocol (together Cape Town) are that it aims to bring speed, certainty and cost savings to the process of repossessing (and otherwise realising value from) aircraft and engines on an insolvency or other default where these assets are in a country whose legal system would otherwise give cause for concern