The enforcement of foreign court judgments in the UAE has always been notoriously difficult and uncertain. The recent directive issued by the UAE Ministry of Justice requiring the Dubai Courts to enforce English judgments is likely to increase collaboration between the English and UAE Courts.
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As authors of the highly regarded Covid-19 Aviation Restructuring Report, we were the first law firm to consider the options available for an airline’s path to recovery, including restructuring and State Aid. Now in its second edition, we explore how the market’s response has developed, the trends that have emerged and some significant changes to legislation in the UK.
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The obligations of an administrator to redeliver aircraft and engines have been determined by the Australian High Court in the first judgment to consider the interaction between the Cape Town Convention and local insolvency law: Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (As Owner Trustee) & Anor v VB Leaseco Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) & Ors  HCA 8.
Top 10 lessons from the Thai Airways and NOK Air rehabilitation proceedings for lessors and key takeaways for leasing to Thai operators in a post-COVID-19 market.