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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 16 Jun 2021

Aircraft lease and registration – Q&A

This article answers questions concerning the lease and registration of aircraft in the Maldives, including what entities are entitled to register an aircraft, how leases governed by foreign laws are enforced and the qualifying conditions for applying for an all operational wet and dry lease.
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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 27 Oct 2020

Precedential decision: Supreme Court rules on enforcement of foreign judgments

The Supreme Court recently ruled that parties seeking to apply foreign law to a matter in the Maldivian courts have the burden of proving the foreign law to the court. Where a party fails to prove the foreign law, the judge may apply Maldivian law. In light of this, foreign court judgments can be submitted to the Maldivian courts as evidence. Further, a local court decision will be required......
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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 18 Mar 2020

International obligations in aircraft accident investigations

The Maldives looks set to establish an independent authority to oversee the Civil Aviation Authority regarding civil aircraft accidents and incidents. It will also establish legally enforceable mechanisms to empower investigation officers and obtain evidence relating to accidents and incidents. Accident reporting will be mandatory for aircraft operators and pilots. These are just some of the......
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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 6 Nov 2019

Why the Maldives should ratify the Cape Town Convention and Aircraft Equipment Protocol

If the Maldives ratifies the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Equipment Protocol 2001, it is likely to have a direct and positive effect on airlines, passengers and the Maldives economy as a whole. For example, if borrowing costs reduce, this would pave the way for the acquisition of new modern aircraft with less fuel consumption –......
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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 26 Jun 2019

Passenger rights

Since Maldivian law contains no compulsory terms and conditions for domestic air carriage, air carriers are free to determine the conditions of carriage. As long as such terms do not violate any other Maldivian laws, they are valid and binding between passengers and consignees. Therefore, it is essential for passengers and consignees to understand the conditions of carriage and their rights......
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Mazlan & Murad Law Associates | Maldives | 3 Apr 2019

Application of international air law treaties in the Maldives

The Constitution provides that any international treaty to which the Maldives becomes a party will be enforced only on Parliament's approval and in accordance with any conditions of such approval. Among others, the Maldives has ratified the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Convention on the International Recognition of Rights in Aircraft. Further, there have been talks about......
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VoskampLawyers | Maldives, Singapore | 9 May 2013

Interlocutory orders in arbitration proceedings: Maldives v GMR

Under Singapore arbitration law, parties can opt to have their arbitration proceedings governed by either Singapore's domestic arbitration regime or the international arbitration regime. As a recent case illustrates, when drafting an arbitration clause, it may be prudent to explore the differences between the two regimes in respect of the powers of the court and arbitral tribunals to grant......
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