Mark Atwood, of Cozen O’Connor’s Washington D.C. Office, spoke last month at a legal seminar in Dubai, UAE, on “Legal Aspects of Aircraft Lease Agreements,” co-sponsored by Cozen O’Connor and United Insurance Brokers. Participants included representatives of carriers and leasing companies in the UAE, Qatar, Bangladesh and Kenya. The seminar, which covered operating leases, wet leases and the insurance aspects of aircraft leases, was the latest of several such seminars held earlier this year in Washington and London under the auspices of AeroPodium. The next leasing seminar is scheduled for December 9 in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. Details can be found at AeroPodium.
The level of participation at the seminar pointed up the extent to which the UAE and Qatar are becoming major hubs not only of international air service, but of all manner of aviation and aerospace activity.