Trowers & Hamlins obtains $24 million judgment for TWC Aviation Capital


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Trowers & Hamlins' commercial disputes team obtained judgment on 15 May 2020 for TWC Aviation Capital Ltd (“TWC”) against Indian airline Jet Lite (India) Ltd (“Jet”).

TWC claimed for breaches of lease agreements for two Boeing 737-800 aircraft leased to Jet.  Mr Justice Jacobs' judgment (reported at [2020] EWHC 1272) awarded damages in excess of $24,000,000 to TWC, plus orders for the return of parts and legal costs. 

Partner Ned Beale and Senior Associate Charlotte Clayson acted, instructed by Tetsuya Nozaki, and instructing Bajul Shah of XXIV Old Buildings. Ravi Nath of RNC provided Indian law advice. 

Ned Beale stated: "We were very pleased to assist TWC in this matter. It is one of several substantial aviation disputes our team are currently handling. This is also one of several hearings we have run remotely during the lock-down. It is great to see the High Court operating so efficiently in difficult circumstances."

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