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Qatar Airways vs Airbus

Philip has been instructed by Robert Weekes, Nicola Phillips and Gordon McAllister of Crowell & Moring’s London office on behalf of Qatar Airways to head a team of 2 leading and 2 junior counsel in the ongoing dispute with Airbus. 

The case is being heard in the High Court in London and concerns alleged manufacturing and design defects in the A350 aircraft and cancellation of a contract for 50 A321 Neo aircraft.

This is one of the most high-profile disputes of recent years with the claim exceeding $1.2bn. 

The case is being closely followed by the aerospace industry as it could mark a new era in the relations between manufacturers and their airline customers. 

Qatar Airways has been successful in obtaining an expedited trial which is due to commence in June 2023.