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In-house Q&A – Rob McCulloch, WestJet

Features – 20 September 2018

In the first of a new occasional series of interviews with lawyers at airlines, ALN speaks to Rob McCulloch – director, legal at Canadian low-cost airline WestJet – about his background in the aviation industry, the challenges and rewards of his role, and the opportunities and pitfalls of the changing regulatory landscape in Canada.

2nd Annual GTDT Aviation Law News Conference – two weeks to go

News – 20 September 2018

GTDT Aviation Law News will host its second annual conference on 4 October at Clyde & Co’s London offices.

Clifford Chance, A&O and Eversheds act on Legal & General’s £4.4bn BA pensions buy-in

News – 20 September 2018

Lawyers from Clifford Chance have advised UK financial services company Legal & General on its agreement to take on £4.4 billion of liabilities from British Airways’ pension scheme.

Ninth Circuit reverses dismissal of aviation law firm defamation suit

News – 20 September 2018

The US Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit has found that the Nevada District Court was wrong to throw out a defamation lawsuit brought by a Bermudian aircraft sales and charter company against a US boutique aviation law firm for lack of jurisdiction.

Environmentalists sue US for aviation emissions disclosure

News – 20 September 2018

US environmental group Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has sued the White House for records of its alleged failure to develop greenhouse gas emission standards and its participation in the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) carbon dioxide rulemaking process.

The ALN Round-up (20 September)

The Round-up – 20 September 2018

News in brief from around the word… Marsh & McLennan has this week acquired UK insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson in a US$5.6 billion deal that will boost its aviation presence. Elsewhere a UK trade group has redoubled its efforts to foster UK/EU aviation cooperation post-Brexit and the ICAO has called for more regulations on air passenger behaviour.

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