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Clyde & Co hires former HFW partner in Hong Kong

News – 12 October 2018

Clyde & Co has announced the hire of Peter Coles, a partner at its close rival Holman Fenwick Willan, in Hong Kong.

Privy Council reverses Bahamian appeals court ruling on crash liability

News – 12 October 2018

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London has ruled that the Court of Appeal for the Bahamas was wrong to overturn a first-instance decision that held a manufacturer liable for the write-off of a Bahamasair plane in 2007.

The ALN Round-up (12 October)

The Round-up – 12 October 2018

News in brief from around the world… This week has seen Lufthansa and Laudamotion call off their scheduled London High Court fight after reaching a deal on leased planes. The US and the UK meanwhile have called for bilateral recognition of each other’s medical standards for private pilots, and A4E and IATA have put pressure on the Portugal to remedy allegedly anticompetitive airport concession agreements.

DLA, Gorrissen Federspiel and Elmann guiding Primera Air bankruptcy

News – 04 October 2018

Lawyers from the Danish offices of DLA Piper are working alongside teams from local firms Gorrissen Federspiel and Elmann as bankruptcy trustees to Nordic budget carrier Primera Air.

FAA reauthorisation bill passes US Senate

News – 04 October 2018

Following months of rewrites, debates and all-out squabbles, the US Senate has finally passed a bill re-authorising the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the next five years, following the bill’s passage in the US House of Representatives last week.

Montreal Convention limitation blocks claim against Malaysia Airlines, Australian court finds

News – 04 October 2018

The Federal Court of Australia has found that a Malaysia Airlines passenger, who wrongly sued the carrier’s insolvent predecessor for personal injury damages, was time-barred from amending his claim to target the extant airline under the Montreal Convention.

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