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Herbert Smith Freehills poaches four from Watson Farley Williams in London and Singapore

News – 19 April 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills has recruited four aviation finance partners from Watson Farley Williams’ London and Singapore offices, including head of the firm’s global transport group Rex Rosales.

ECJ says wildcat sick leave strikes don’t count as “extraordinary circumstances” under Regulation 261

News – 19 April 2018

The European Court of Justice has said that a wildcat strike in which staff of German airline TUIfly called in sick en masse did not qualify as an “extraordinary circumstance” that would allow the carrier to avoid liability under EU Regulation 261/2004.

Privacy group sues the FAA’s drone committee in DC

News – 19 April 2018

US lobbying group the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) has sued the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC), accusing it of failing to enforce its own transparency mandate.

Air Canada can’t block regulator’s disclosure of non-compliance findings, court says

News – 19 April 2018

Canada’s Federal Court has dismissed an application by flag carrier Air Canada and one of its subsidiaries to prevent the country’s transport authority from releasing surveillance reports on the airlines that showed them to have fallen short of regulatory requirements.

The ALN Round-up (19 April)

The Round-up – 19 April 2018

News in brief from around the world… The past week has seen the Russian parliament announce new aviation sanctions against the US, IATA confirm its support for a UN drone registry, and a host of new measures within the US FAA, including a schedule of safety checks following the emergency landing of Southwestern Airlines Flight 1380.

Customers scramble to sue Delta over data breach

News – 13 April 2018

Delta Air Lines was hit with a class action lawsuit last week shortly after it announced that customers’ credit card details could have been stolen in a 2017 malware attack.

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