By way of an amendment to the Datalink Regulation the European Commission exempted certain aircraft from the datalink requirements.

The exemption includes aircraft which have a certified maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers or less and a MTOM of 45359 Kg (100000 lbs) or less, with a first individual certificate of airworthiness issued before February 5, 2020.

HSP Schaefer advocates for further exemptions in close cooperation with the European Business Aviation Association (Bruxelles).

HSP Schaefer wins a high profile energy tax case against the federal customs administration of Germany.

HSP Schaefer under the lead of partner and attorney at law Till Hering LL.M. successfully asserted a tax relief claim for a corporate flight operation department. The client will be reimbursed by the competent customs authority for energy tax paid for the use of jet fuel.

In a highly complex tax procedure with duration of over three years, the reimbursement claim was successfully litigated on the basis of German and European energy tax law.