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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: 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.
Called 1990; QC 2010; British Virgin Islands Bar 1999.
Contributor to Bullen & Leak & Jacobs 'Precedents of Pleading' (19th ed) and 'Carriage by Air', editor of Halsbury’s Laws “Aviation” (2017, 5th ed).