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01 April 2020
Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright Aviation industry trends – The Bahamas

Bahamas - Klonaris & Co


Continued work on the creation of an aircraft registry, the ratification of the Cape Town Convention and preparation for the next International Civil Aviation Organisation audit scheduled for Spring 2021 are the main trends affecting the Bahamian aviation industry in 2020. This video discuss these developments as well as the potential impact of COVID-19.

Author: Llewellyn V Boyer-Cartwright
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Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg Federal court dismisses passenger damages claim for rescheduled flights

Argentina - Freidenberg Freidenberg & Lifsic

Federal Civil and Commercial Court 2 recently dismissed a damages claim against Aeromexico brought by two passengers for the rescheduling of their flights. The court found that the decision to reschedule the relevant flights had been approved by the Argentine Aviation Authority and that the plaintiffs had been informed of the rescheduled flights in a correct, clear and detailed way.

Authors: Elizabeth Mireya Freidenberg, Gustavo Renauld
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Carsten Vyvers Do German homepages and foreign providers have legal venue in Germany?

Germany - Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

The Frankfurt/Main Higher Regional Court recently dismissed a claim for damages due to a ticket cancellation. The court rightly denied the international jurisdiction of German courts and confirmed that a legal person can be sued at the seat of its branch office. However, the prerequisite for this is that a dispute has a connection to the relevant branch office, which was lacking in this specific case.

Author: Carsten Vyvers
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Patrick McGauley COVID-19 Weekly Report (23-30 March 2020)

International - International Law Office

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt in almost every work area across the globe. In order to keep readers abreast of this evolving situation, ILO's COVID-19 Weekly Report provides insight into the major legal developments of the past seven days, as well as a round-up of our panel of expert international legal commentators' legislative and regulatory guidance.

Author: Patrick McGauley
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Mark W Atwood DOT proposes to define 'unfair' and 'deceptive' practices

USA - Cozen O'Connor

One of the most significant roles of the Department of Transportation (DOT) is to protect airline consumers from unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition by air carriers and ticket agents. Yet, surprisingly, the key statutory terms 'unfair' and 'deceptive' are not defined in statute and the DOT has never attempted to define them, until now. It is expected that airlines and airline trade groups will support the DOT's proposal, while consumer groups may be more sceptical.

Author: Mark W Atwood
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