LONDON—Etihad Airways has started legal proceedings to fight bankrupt airberlin’s attempts to win €2 billion ($2.27 billion) in damages from its former shareholder. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad confirmed in a Jan. 22 statement that it had begun proceedings in the UK High Court in response to the lawsuit filed in Berlin in December 2018 by airberlin’s creditors. Etihad claims the UK court has “exclusive jurisdiction over the dispute” and the Berlin case should be ...

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