Aviation finance webinars

Event Details


Webinars

January to November 2020

A course of interactive webinars led by Norton Rose Fulbright consultant Kenneth Gray, aimed at bankers, airlines and lessors at all levels of experience within the industry. The sessions will be broadcast monthly and will last approximately 45 minutes.

If you would like to participate, please contact Jenny Fitz-Henley.

Agenda – January to November 2020

All sessions begin at 9.30am (London time) unless otherwise indicated.

January 30, 2020 Essentials of aircraft finance
  • Introduction – what makes aircraft so different
  • The state of the market
  • Operating and finance leases
  • Quiet enjoyment
  • Default
  • Maintenance of value
  • Liens
  • Registration
February 13, 2020 Trading aircraft in the secondary market and GATS
  • Trading aircraft
  • The legitimate concerns of a lessee
  • The traditional approach – novations and assignments
  • The GATS system
  • How the lessee’s concerns are addressed
April 30, 2020 Third party liability of lessors and banks
  • Establishing jurisdiction
  • The Brussels and Rome 2 Regulations
  • Cases in the USA establishing liability of the owner of an aircraft
  • The Reauthorization Act, 2018
  • Remedies
May 21, 2020 Single Purpose Companies
  • When do we use them?
  • SPCs and anti-avoidance measures
  • Different types of SPV: orphan trusts, subsidiaries, partnerships
  • Bankruptcy proofing an SPV
June 25, 2020 Cape Town Convention
  • Its impact on aircraft finance
  • Recent developments
  • Enforcement issues
  • Practical considerations
July 23, 2020 Legal opinions
  • Why do we need legal opinions and what do we need them to say?
  • Anatomy of a typical legal opinion
  • How to review legal opinions from correspondent counsel
October 15, 2020 Dispute resolution update, hosted by Charlotte Winter
  • Recent cases relevant to aircraft finance
November 19, 2020 Export credits, AFIC and Balthazar
  • The underlying principles of export credit financing
  • The advantages and problems associated with export credits
  • The aircraft sector understanding regulating export credits
  • Typical export credit structures
    • AFIC and Balthazar