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Russia has created an exemption from import VAT for business jets – What’s next?

Russia has created an exemption from import VAT for business jets – What’s next?

Russia has during 2019 taken the first two most important steps to create normal market conditions for the development of civil aviation in Russia. Step one was to shut down the use of foreign-registered aircraft that were not customs cleared

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Pay Cash? Are you crazy?

Pay Cash? Are you crazy?

One could spend an eternity discussing what makes this period in history unique. Technology, politics, social issues, Boston’s undisputed sports dominance, you get the picture. Yet when we look back at of all the events which make this period different

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Expert Opinion: Flying a business jet to Russia

Expert Opinion: Flying a business jet to Russia

Dmitry A. Karamyslov (international counsel), Tamara S. Kulyk (associate), and Dmitry S. Stakheev (associate) – Debevoise & Plimpton When one contemplates flying a business jet to Russia, regulatory limitations and ambiguities come to mind first. These concerns are not groundless

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Ethics: “You gets what you gets”

Ethics: “You gets what you gets”

I am continually asked about our industry and ethics. In fact, as I participated on a panel at a Corporate Jet Investor conference in Miami last month, Alasdair Whyte asked me directly if our industry has an ethics problem. My

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Expert determination in aircraft sales and purchase agreements –  A better alternative?

Expert determination in aircraft sales and purchase agreements – A better alternative?

The Aircraft Sale and Purchase Agreement (“APA”) For anyone who has ever been involved in an aircraft sale or purchase transaction, they would surely agree that the heart and soul of the APA is the delivery condition of the aircraft.

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Expert Opinion: Waste and unnecessary risk, Brexit is an opportunity to cure Lex Situs

Expert Opinion: Waste and unnecessary risk, Brexit is an opportunity to cure Lex Situs

Eric Lewin is the founder of The Offices of Eric Lewin, a London-based law firm that specialises in complex, cross-border transactions. In his article below he examines Lex Situs: a legal concept that subjects the effectiveness of English law conveyance

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Recent Tax Law Changes Affecting Private Aircraft Ownership

Recent Tax Law Changes Affecting Private Aircraft Ownership

You decided to buy a private aircraft. Before getting on the runway, you must be mindful that aircraft acquisition requires comprehensive planning and raises a number of difficult questions: Will the aircraft be acquired by your business? If not, will

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Air (On the Side of Caution) Directive:  Business Jet “Perk” Disclosure Audits

Air (On the Side of Caution) Directive: Business Jet “Perk” Disclosure Audits

With a large number of SEC-reporting companies considering renewing and/or expanding their business jet fleets (especially following recent changes to US tax laws), many compensation committees would be well advised to seek independent legal counsel to audit business jet and

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Expert Opinion: Selecting the right management company

Expert Opinion: Selecting the right management company

Ian Austin is the Managing Director of Jet Exchange, the Cambridge UK-based private jet acquisitions, management and charter specialists. In the article below Austin looks at aircraft management, and why it’s critical to choose the correct partner to look after

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Expert Opinion: Trends in Corporate Jet Financing in Asia: an offshore perspective

Expert Opinion: Trends in Corporate Jet Financing in Asia: an offshore perspective

Danielle Roman is a Partner based in the Hong Kong office of Mourant, which advises on the laws of the Cayman Islands, BVI, Jersey and Guernsey. She is an experienced banking and finance specialist and has particular expertise in asset

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