High Court of Australia dismisses Willis appeal

The High Court of Australia has unanimously dismissed the appeal of Wells Fargo Trust Company, National Association (Wells Fargo) on the construction of Article XI(2) of the Cape Town Convention’s protocol on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (Protocol). This decision is of importance to the global aviation community as it is the first decision by court of final appeal to consider the meaning of the obligation to “give possession” imposed by the Convention and Protocol.

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