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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
1
Aviation
27 Years Ranked
3
Product Liability
16 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Akhil Shah KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

General commercial disputes including aviation, re/ insurance, arbitration and banking.

Expertise in aviation disputes including aircraft finance, aircraft leasing, product design, aviation insurance and reinsurance, regulatory work and carriage by air.

Notable cases include: Wilmington Trust v SpiceJet (frustration of aircraft lease); Airbus v Generali (jurisdiction/title to sue); Re:Thomas Cook (in liquidation) (airline licensing); Re:Monarch Airways (in administration) (judicial review of airport slot allocation); LAIL and OTS v Maroil (joint venture/shareholder dispute concerning reflective loss) Petrosaudi v Novo Banco (banking / letter of credit); Alpstream v PK and GECAS (aircraft finance); Involnert v Aprilgrange and others (insurance moral hazard); Jet 2 v Huzar (CA) and Dawson v Thomson Airways (CA) (EC Reg 261 rights); Blue Sky v Chartis & Others (insurance dispute re: theft of Boeing 747 aircraft to Iran); PK v Mahan (arrest of aircraft and enforcement of judgment); Pindell v Air Asia (Aircraft lease dispute); DTVA v bmibaby (low cost airline dispute with airport); Kibris v SoS and Republic of Cyprus (review of right to fly from UK); HSH Nordbank v Air Astra (recovery of distressed aircraft); Airbus Industrie G.I.E v Patel (Jurisdiction; anti-suit injunction; product liability); acting in Bermuda Form and other international arbitration disputes.

Career

Called 1990; KC 2010; British Virgin Islands Bar 1999.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR.

Publications

Contributor to Bullen & Leak & Jacobs 'Precedents of Pleading' (19th ed) and 'Carriage by Air', editor of Halsbury’s Laws “Aviation” (2017, 5th ed).

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Aviation - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Akhil Shah KC
Akhil Shah KC is an in-demand silk who enjoys a reputation for providing clients with well-considered, first-rate legal counsel. Clients appreciate his cerebral and professional demeanour, which he applies to a multitude of aviation cases, including those relating to regulatory and commercial disputes. His expertise ranges from leasing matters to contentious insolvency-related issues.


Travel: Regulatory & Commercial - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Akhil Shah KC
Akhil Shah KC stands out in the market due to his expertise and proven track record in key travel cases concerning flight delay claims and passenger rights. Many of these cases have set new legal precedents. In addition, he advises on new market entries and questions arising from the Denied Boarding Regulations. He acts for airlines, tour operators and regulatory bodies.


Product Liability - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Akhil Shah KC
Akhil Shah KC specialises in highly technical product liability claims, particularly in the aviation sector. He offers significant expertise in cases concerning design and manufacturing defects in aircraft and helicopters. In addition, he is experienced in actions involving defective medical devices.

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