Cases & Deals

U.K. corporate jet owner succeeds in coverage arbitration against London Aviation Insurance Market

Client(s) U.K. private property company

Jones Day represented a U.K. private property company, owners of a Raytheon Premier 1 jet aircraft, in an arbitration against the London Aviation Insurance Market challenging declinature of a claim following constructive total loss.

The aircraft had been involved in a non-fatal accident on coming in to land at London's Farnborough airport, and a disclosure argument had arisen centring on to whether the pilot on the day had the requisite licences such as to permit him to fly the Raytheon (which was US registered).

Working with Aviation Practice colleagues in the Firm's Pittsburgh office, our insurance lawyers in London were able to establish the facts, determine that there had been no misrepresentation or non-disclosure of those facts nor any breach of condition precedent, and to prevail over underwriters attempts at repudiation.

(The names of the parties to this arbitration are confidential under English Arbitration Law)