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Transport for London cuts legal spend but three-year bill approaches £50m

Transport for London’s (TfL) external legal spend dropped 7 per cent in 2017/18 to just over £15m, bringing its three year expenditure to nearly £50m, according to figures provided to The Lawyer. The transport agency’s legal costs for the 2017/18 financial year were its lowest for at least three years, a Freedom of Information request […]

train

Four firms score £1.5bn sale of Network Rail property

Clifford Chance, Eversheds Sutherland, Gowling WLG and Kirkland & Ellis have advised on the £1.5bn sale of Network Rail’s commercial estate to private equity giants Blackstone Property Partners and Telereal Trillium – the biggest investment programme in the railway since Victorian times. Clifford Chance and Eversheds both acted for Network Rail in its sale of a portfolio comprised […]

Aston Martin

Freshfields and Slaughters called in for Aston Martin’s £5bn float

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter and May have won the top roles for luxury car brand Aston Martin as it unveils plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. Aston Martin turned to a team from Slaughter and May, led by partner Nilufer von Bismarck, working with partners Roland Turnill, Filippo de Falco, Jonathan Fenn and Steve Edge.  The […]

Rolls Royce

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 […]

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

What to do if you have bought a second-hand dodgy car

By Sarah Moran When you buy a second-hand car from a dealership your rights as a consumer are covered under the Consumer Rights Act. The Consumer Rights Act means that as a buyer the goods you are buying should be satisfactory quality, fit for purpose and as described. In the TV show The Sheriffs are Coming […]

Bermuda to Oslo – Still an attractive route to growth?

By Guy Cooper The last five years have seen several shipping and shipping-related companies incorporate in Bermuda and go on to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange. A key step along the route for a number of them has been the use of the Norwegian over-the-counter market as a fast-track way to access fresh capital. Avance […]

Dashcams and GDPR

By Brian Craig A dashboard mounted camera or “dashcam” is an inexpensive way businesses to combat vehicle accident insurance fraud. But these devices are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The image of a person recorded by a dashcam will constitute personal data under the GDPR since it allows for the identification of […]

Opportunities in auto industry due to disruptions

By Mark Kirkey, Jamal Hejazi Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers face major hurdles as their industry continues to transform under the weight of technological disruption, government protectionism policies from the United States (the world’s largest automotive market), evolving government views on taxation (including transfer pricing) and new regulations. Although there’s no telling what the […]

New automotive advertising rules come into effect in Quebec

By Julia Kappler On August 1, numerous provisions of An Act mainly to modernize rules relating to consumer credit and to regulate debt settlement service contracts, high-cost credit contracts and loyalty programs (the “Act”) came into effect in Québec. The Act made substantial amendments to Québec’s Consumer Protection Act (the “CPA”) and its regulation. One industry […]

Does your clinical trial pass the GDPR test?

By Stéphanie De Smedt Since 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is applicable throughout Europe. Strictly regulating the processing of health data, international data transfers and contractual arrangements between the parties involved in a clinical trial, the GDPR has had quite an impact in the life sciences sector. In the context of […]

Digital infrastructure required for CAVs

Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are set to change the way we travel and interact with the world around us. In the future, we will see cars and other vehicles driven without human intervention while connecting to the Internet, our devices and surrounding infrastructure. CAVs offer the opportunity to transform our driving and travel experiences. […]

British Virgin Islands – Aviation Law Review

By Audrey M. Robertson The British Virgin Islands is becoming an increasingly popular jurisdiction for aviation finance, not only in the private and corporate jet sectors, but also in the commercial aircraft sector. Although commercial aircraft are generally not operated out of or registered in the British Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands is playing an […]

Infrastructure Legislative Changes

By Alina Popescu, Alexandra Rîmbu On September 18, 2018 the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 84 of September 13, 2018 for the amendment of certain enactments in the constructions area (the “GEO”) has been published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 795. The GEO is aimed at enabling the hand-over and commissioning of the lots, sections, sectors […]

Almaty public tender for participation in Almaty Light Rail Transport Project

On 29 August 2018, the Administration of Almaty (Almaty Mayor’s Office) has officially announced the public tender for participation in PPP project for development of design specification, construction, commissioning, financing, operation and technical maintenance of Almaty Light-Rail Transportation System…

EU starts investigations into collusions between German car manufacturers

By Robin Struijlaart The automotive sector remains under close scrutiny of the European Commission. The recent press release of the European Commission on the opening of a formal investigation into German car manufacturers constitutes a new chapter in a line of cartel investigations into the automotive sector that has been going on for several years now. […]

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