The Court of Appeal (Rimer, Lewison, and Christopher Clarke LJJ) has handed down its judgment unanimously dismissing Tigris’ appeal from the judgment of  Simon J [2013] EWHC 2211 (Comm), in which the trial judge had rejected claims for conspiracy, inducing breach of contract andrepudiatory breach of contract against China Southern Airlines. The claims arose out of China Southern’s US $124 million sale of six Airbus A300 aircraft and Pratt & Whitney engines to Tigris in 2009.  Bankim and David acted for China Southern, the world’s sixth biggest airline in terms of fleet size, at trial in the Commercial Court and in the Court of Appeal.  They were instructed by DLA (Kevin Chang and Adrian Elms, Hong Kong; Chloe Challinor and Shereena Rai, London).  Tigris were represented by Hugo Page QC of Blackstone Chambers.  A copy of the judgment of the Court of Appeal can be accessed here.