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Challenge of drafting first-demand guarantees

December 6 2019 The Court of Cassation recently clarified its position on first-demand guarantees. Considering the significant consequences for the beneficiary of a…

Manufacturers' liability in wake of AirAsia crash

May 1 2019 The Court of Cassation recently rendered a decision concerning an AirAsia Airbus A320 which crashed in the Java Sea in December 2014, killing all crew…

Leisure drones: new rules for telepilots

March 13 2019 French drone legislation was recently updated to require telepilots who fly drones for leisure purposes to undergo specific training. In addition, Law…

Stop sending process servers to French manufacturers!

February 3 2021 Airlines, lenders and lessors often send process servers to French aircraft manufacturers to ensure that assignments and transfers are enforceable…

Ryanair aircraft arrested in France

December 12 2018 While developing its French network, Ryanair received support from various regional airports, including the Mixed Syndicate of Charente Airports…

Bank account pledges should be used with caution

April 20 2021 Bank account pledges are often part of the security package in secured lending. To avoid the risk of the account being emptied prior to enforcement…

Court uses foreign-language versions of EU regulation to provide interpretation of compensation provision

March 24 2021 The Court of Cassation recently had, for the first time, the opportunity to provide its interpretation of Article 3(3) of EC Regulation 261/2004. It…

Stop sending process servers to French manufacturers!

February 3 2021 Airlines, lenders and lessors often send process servers to French aircraft manufacturers to ensure that assignments and transfers are enforceable…

French Aircraft Registry closed for relocation from Paris to Athis-Mons

November 11 2020 The French Aircraft Registry, previously located in Paris, recently moved to Athis-Mons, approximately 20km south of Paris. Due to this relocation…

Aviation industry trends - France

September 30 2020 Insolvency has been a topical issue in the French aviation market in 2020 with two significant mid-sized Airlines declaring bankruptcy at the start of…