Legal advice for business jet transactions


Business aviation lawyers share their insight at Corporate Jet Investor's business jet and helicopter finance conference in Miami.

Expert analysis from some of the world’s leading aviation lawyers, tax specialists and consultants.

Key developments

Implementing the Cape Town Convention in the UK
— Mario Jacovides, Allen & Overy LLP

The $11.2 million business jet conference table
— Gary Horowitz, Wiley Rein LLP

Olympic Airlines v. ACG: Victory (again) for aircraft lessors
— Sarah Dyke and Matthew Harvey, SNR Denton

The US extends 50% bonus depreciation for business aircraft to 2013 and 2014
— Rex Reese

Shaker v. Vistajet: Deposits, LOIs and agreements to negotiate in good faith
— Sarah Dyke and Matthew Harvey, SNR Denton

Life after ACG v. Olympic Airlines: The impact on drafting and lease agreements
— Sarah Dyke and Matthew Harvey, SNR Denton

ACG v. Olympic Airlines: The importance of lease agreements
— Debra Erni and Graham Tyler, DLA Piper

Non-Citizen Trusts: Permitted, but conditioned
— Edward Gross, Vedder Price

Aerolease v. Vreeland: Liability of owners (including fractional interest owners), lessors and financiers for personal injury
— Aoife O’Sullivan, Gates and Partners

 Aerolease v. Vreeland: Supreme court refuses to consider critical aircraft liability question
— Rex Reese

Blue Sky v. Mahan Air: New court guidance on English law mortgages
— Paul Jebely, Clyde & Co

Transaction insight

Practical applicability of one relief established by the Cape Town Convention in respect to aircraft
— Juan Antonio Tiscareño, Martin Dale

The Cape Town Convention: Key issues for corporate jet investors
— Ben Graham-Evans, Blake Lapthorn

The differences between corporate jets and commercial aircraft
— Graeme McLellen and Paul Ng, Stephenson Harwood

Structuring Islamic Ijaara Business Jet Leases
— Charles Viggers, Watson Farley & Williams

What is public transport?
— Aoife O’Sullivan, Gates and Partners

Why Letters of Intent (LOIs) are an important business tool
— Jonathan Russel, Holman Fennick Willan

Using the British Virgin Islands
— Simon Lawrenson, Mourant Ozannes

Default, enforcement and repossession: What to do when a good deal goes bad
— Oliver Tebbit, Clyde & Co

Tax and accounting

UK VAT: Zero-Rating and Qualifying Aircraft
— David Thompson, DLA Piper

Can private jet charters help reduce VAT on corporate jet transactions?
— Matthew Hodkin and James Murhpy, Norton Rose

UK introduces VAT on business jets
— Mark Bisset and Phil Norton, Clyde & Co

VAT: Opinion of the Advocate General’s import by airlines
— Aoife O’Sullivan, Gates and Partners

Income tax issues for aircraft owners
— Harley Richards, KPMG

Lease accounting and its effect on aircraft deals and documentation
— Marisa Chan, William Glaister and Simon Lew, Clifford Chance

Market views

The key issues of 2011 and how they will drive 2012
— Michael Savva, Watson Farley & Williams