‘COVID: no cure for claims of frustration or force majeure’

“The English Court has twice rejected claims by aircraft lessees who wanted the return of their security deposits because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Salam Air v Latam Airlines and Fibula Air v Just-US Air. [Ed: the cases are interesting beyond aircraft finance since, for the moment, there’s still not much case law discussing COVID.] In Salam Air v Latam, Salam Air claimed the leases had been frustrated by the imposition of a flight ban by the Omani Government in March 2019 …” (more)

[Helen Biggin, Compact Contract, 30 March]

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