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  • Welcome Development in Irish Companies Act for Aircraft Leasing (05 July 2017)

    Under the Companies Act 2014 (the 2014 Act), Irish private limited companies may be incorporated as either a company limited by shares (CLS) or a designated activity company (DAC). The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the Accounting Act) which came into force on 2 June 2017 included welcome amendments to the 2014 Act which impact the aircraft leasing community and the use of Designated Activity Companies for aircraft finance and leasing transactions. Prior to the Accounting Act, a company entering into the business of finance leasing needed to be a DAC entity rather than a CLS.

  • Irish court grants Order to discharge International Registry registrations following novel application of Article 44(1) Cape Town Convention (29 May 2017)

    Our client, a US aircraft lessor, had contracted to sell an aircraft and related engines (the Aircraft). However, the purchaser indicated that it would not complete the purchase, unless a series of international interests registered in the International Registry against the Aircraft, in respect of a long expired sublease, were discharged.. This presented our client with a difficult practical and legal scenario.

  • Ireland - Aviation Outlook for 2017 (16 January 2017)

    Ireland leads the way as an aircraft leasing jurisdiction and new developments for 2017 will further strengthen Ireland’s position. Ireland is already one of the most popular jurisdictions for aircraft leasing due largely to the fact that Ireland’s fiscal regime offers substantial advantages to the aircraft leasing industry.

  • The role of Cape Town counsel and contract practices under the Convention (28 November 2016)

    The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention) has taken effect in Australia, Ivory Coast, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the UK. A&L Goodbody has been advising on the Convention for more than 10 years, since it was ratified by Ireland in 2006. We have therefore gained considerable insight on how best to manage the legal and practical issues.

  • Ireland - Aviation Outlook for 2016 (16 January 2016)

    Ireland leads the way as an aircraft leasing jurisdiction and new developments for 2016 will further strengthen Ireland’s position. Ireland is already one of the most popular jurisdictions for aircraft leasing due largely to the fact that Ireland’s fiscal regime offers substantial advantages to the aircraft leasing industry.

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