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 […]


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 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

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…

Norway legal practice: market update 2018

This annual publication underscores the importance of the Norwegian market to our Bermuda corporate practice. The shipping and offshore sectors experienced another difficult year for new financings and equity raises in 2017. Market activity has focused on consolidation, private placements and debt restructuring, as evidenced by the deals highlighted below. In challenging times, Norway’s over-the-counter […]

The impact of GDPR on the aviation industry

By Sarah Twohig On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will come into force. For the aviation industry, this means that data protection obligations will significantly expand under the regulation and companies operating in the industry must ensure they are compliant with their legal obligations by the May 2018 deadline…

Canadian regulations on defective vehicle recalls

By André Rivest On March 1, the Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act (Bill S 2) (the Act) received royal assent, giving Canada’s minister of transport sweeping authority to execute a range of measures designed to protect drivers from vehicle defects. According to a press release issued by Transport Canada, these powers include the ability […]

Aviation: Ukraine simplifies certification rules for ticket-selling agencies

A new section of the Aviation Rules of Ukraine – “Rules for certification of subjects providing agency services for sales of air carriage” – was registered by Ukraine’s Justice Ministry in early April and will enter into force upon publication. The new rules (approved by Order No. 231 of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine […]

Construction and project finance in Qatar

By Matthew Heaton Anyone who has travelled to Qatar over the last few years will have witnessed the huge infrastructure projects that have been completed or are under construction. From the new Hamad International Airport, the dramatic road upgrade programme, to the new metro rail system – transport in Qatar is being transformed… …From a […]

Aviation: An important catalyst for growth in Saudi Arabia

By Pedro Castro The Saudi 2030 Vision is based upon growing inward investment to stimulate and diversify the economy and transform the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a global hub connecting Asia, Europe and Africa… …Aviation will play an essential role in the diversification and expansion of the Saudi economy. If we look to other […]

Video: Luxembourg in space, one step ahead

Discover Luxembourg’s space adventure and the challenges the space industry will face in the ext decade. Arendt & Medernach, the leading law firm in Luxembourg, continuously supported the space and satellite industries and have developed the firm’s expertise and experience in these domains. We are now really looking forward to helping other businesses on their […]

Aviation sector update 2018

Includes updates from Angola, Cabo Verde, Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and Timor-Leste…

A UK-EU customs union – half in or all out?

By Bernadine Adkins With so much discussion and speculation around the UK’s membership of a customs union of some form after Brexit, we provide an essential Q&A to boost understanding of the key issues and terminology…

Saudi: Customs and vision 2030

By Othman Al Tamimi The Vision 2030 of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as announced on 25 April 2016, is the plan for the post-oil era with the rise of new energy efficient producing technologies. The Vision aims to usher the Kingdom into a new era of innovations and modernity in all aspects of life […]

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