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Claim by Kuwait Airways for $1.5 billion against Iraqi airways following the seizure of the Kuwaiti airfleet and aircraft spares by Iraq in 1990. 2 actions stared in 1991. Initially the aircraft action went to the House of Lords in (ia) the issue of the sovereign immunity of Iraqi Airways which was partly upheld. Following 2 lengthy trials on liability in the Commercial Court, David Donaldson QC and Stephen Nathan QC were successful on behalf of Irai Airways and the Auwaiti Airways claim in the aircraft action was dismised by Aikens J.

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