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Case review: non-assignment clauses and transferring the right to arbitrate by operation of law (Court of Appeal decision)
What is the effect of a non-assignment clause which prevents assignments “by any party to any third party, for any reason whatsoever” in the context of an assignment to an insurer that is effected by foreign statutory law and is akin to subrogation? The Court of Appeal had to consider this question in the recent case of Dassault Aviation SA v Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Taking stock of CORSIA
CORSIA, ICAO’s carbon offsetting and reduction scheme which launched in 2016, has moved from its Pilot Phase into its First Phase at the start of 2024
EU Taxonomy Regulation and aviation: A transition to sustainability
On 21 November 2023 the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2485 of 27 June 2023 amending Delegated Act EU 2021/2139 (also known as the Climate Delegated Act) (the Delegated Regulation) was published in the Official Journal heralding the inclusion of aviation as a transitional activity within the EU Taxonomy Regulation on and as from 1 January 2024.
Financing a sustainable future for aviation
Aviation is an essential tool for global mobility, but is a 'hard-to-abate' sector, meaning it is prohibitively costly or impossible to transition to net-zero with currently available abatement technology.
Update on the EU’s latest proposals regarding Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
In July 2021, the European Union (EU) released the ‘Fit for 55’ package, a set of proposals to update EU law in order to meet the EU’s aims of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. These included a draft ReFuel Regulation to encourage the use of SAF, which we examined in our article New regulatory initiatives supporting Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
Managing the greenwashing risk
In this session, we look at how regulators are dealing with greenwashing and how to reduce the risk of a greenwashing claim.
Offsetting and carbon credits: Navigating the regulatory environment
In this session, we look at the latest developments in CORSIA and the EU ETS, as well as voluntary offsetting schemes.
Access to sustainable finance: Helping aviation to transition
In this session, we discuss the sustainable finance products aviation can access and how these work, as well as looking to the future.
Sustainable aviation fuel: A transition pathway for aviation?
In this session, we will explain some of the legal issues around how Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is regulated, how its sustainable credentials are measured under EU RED II, CORSIA and other schemes and looks at “Book and trade” schemes and existing frameworks to incentivise its use.