Stikeman Elliott advises Airbus in its announced partnership on the C Series programme

October 25, 2017

Stikeman Elliott is lead legal counsel to Airbus SE in its announced partnership with Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec on the C Series aircraft programme. The agreement brings together Airbus’ global reach and scale with Bombardier’s newest, state-of-the-art jet aircraft family. It contemplates that Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interest in the partnership, with Bombardier and Investissement Québec holding about 31% and 19% thereof respectively. The partnership’s headquarters and primary assembly line and related functions will remain in Québec. Airbus will contribute its sales, marketing and support networks, as well as its supply chain expertise.

The announcement by Airbus highlights among other things that the C Series partnership combines two complementary product lines and that Airbus’ global industrial footprint will expand with the C Series Final Assembly Line in Canada, resulting in a positive impact on operations in Québec and across the country.

Stikeman Elliott is legal counsel for Airbus with a team led by Marc Barbeau and Sophie Lamonde along with Olivier Godbout.

Further information can be found on: Airbus Bombardier C Series Agreement.