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Firms await fate as Rolls-Royce nears panel decision

Rolls-Royce has invited firms to bid for a place on its global legal panel, five years after it last reshuffled its roster, The Lawyer can reveal. The Lawyer understands that firms were first invited to submit their bids in March, with the deadline fast approaching. The panel process has been kept highly confidential, with firms required to […]

Renault

EE legal head resurfaces at Renault-Nissan after BT restructure

EE’s former legal chief James Blendis has resurfaced at Renault Nissan, where he has joined as the company’s UK and Ireland general counsel. Blendis left EE at the start of this year after five years as mobile operator EE’s general counsel. His move followed the acquisition of EE by BT, which saw EE’s in-house team […]

Khaitan & Co represents Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority in fare case

Khaitan & Co successfully advised and represented Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in the Bombay High Court and obtained a favourable order in relation to a matter involving proposed increase in Mumbai Metro fares as directed by the Fare fixation committee which was appointed under the Metro Railway (Operation and Maintenance) Act, 2002. The […]

Analysis

Turk airline

Turkey – Upgrade nation

The rise of the Turkish aviation sector reflects a wider trend of prosperity The Turkish banking crisis of 2000/01 wreaked havoc on the country’s economy: its currency crashed, interest rates rocketed and tens of thousands lost their jobs. In the aftermath, however, banking sector reforms meant Turkey was far better prepared for the 2008 global […]

Turkey

Turkey Briefing Live: Plane speaking

The IMF has slashed its 2014 growth forecast for Turkey from 3.5 to 2.3 per cent. Investors are now hoping the aviation and energy markets will provide some comfort Turkey may put the ‘T’ in the MINT group of flavour-of-the-month emerging economies, but recent political and economic developments could be souring the taste for international […]

Featured Briefings

Portugal: Shipping law review 2018

The shipping industry continues to be one of the most significant sectors worldwide, with the United Nations estimating that commercial shipping represents around US$380 billion in terms of global freight rates, amounting to about 5 per cent of global trade overall. More than 90 per cent of the world’s freight is still transported by sea. […]

Mozambique: Shipping law review 2018

The shipping industry continues to be one of the most significant sectors worldwide, with the United Nations estimating that commercial shipping represents around US$380 billion in terms of global freight rates, amounting to about 5 per cent of global trade overall. More than 90 per cent of the world’s freight is still transported by sea. […]

Angola: Shipping law review 2018

The shipping industry continues to be one of the most significant sectors worldwide, with the United Nations estimating that commercial shipping represents around US$380 billion in terms of global freight rates, amounting to about 5 per cent of global trade overall. More than 90 per cent of the world’s freight is still transported by sea. […]

Will all new cars be green by 2040?

By Maria Connolly The government has stated that its mission is to put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles, and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero emission by 2040. The Road to Zero, released earlier this month, sets out the policies for achieving […]

Danube port legislation: building a bridge across various jurisdictions

The Danube is the longest river in Central Europe, and thus has significant economic potential. However, the full potential of the Danube as a major transport route has not yet been exploited. A reason for this is the fact that the Danube crosses ten countries, and there are, as a result, ten different applicable port […]

IP litigation in auto sector expected to rise

By Gordon Harris and Matt Hervey Eighty-six per cent of industry experts expect to see more litigation over intellectual property (IP) rights in the automotive sector due to connected and autonomous vehicles, new research suggests. Insight gathered by Managing IP, in conjunction with international law firm Gowling WLG, has been compiled into a report discussing the […]

Intellectual property: Challenges facing the automotive sector

By Gordon Harris and Matt Hervey The car industry faces, simultaneously, the emergence of connected and autonomous vehicles and regulatory pressures to eliminate the internal combustion engine. Autonomy, in particular, requires innovations in artificial intelligence, mapping, sensors and connectivity. It has also triggered market entrants pursuing radical business models that threaten private car ownership. With so […]

Seizure of an aircraft under a High Court writ

By David Asker David Asker has been at the ap&m exhibition at London Olympia. He will be holding a specialist webinar on 5 June to speak in depth about recovering aircraft under a High Court writ and to answer any questions you might have about this area of our work…

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