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.
Our specialist team advises on all commercial and financial matters relating to corporate jets and private aircraft.
We have one of the most active legal teams specialising in advising clients involved in the corporate jet market. By acting for all players in this niche sector, we acquire a rounded view of the market which allows us to anticipate commercial dynamics and legal questions.
Our lawyers are recognised market-leaders in this sector, advising on acquisition, sale and purchase, structuring and registration, aircraft management and operation, interior outfitting and chartering. We also advise in relation to the full range of financing transactions including PDP and long-term lease and loan structures, as well as identifying alternative financing and leasing options.
Our client list comprises financiers, high-net-worth individuals, funds, family offices, corporates, pre-owned aircraft brokers and operators.
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