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Case review 15-04-2019
French Supreme Court enshrines new extraordinary circumstance - is this indicative of a softer approach to claims against airlines?
The Cour de cassation recently held that the air carrier is exempted from paying compensation under Regulation EC261/2004 (the Regulation), where the aircraft has been struck by lightning, setting it apart from the English interpretation of this event.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has seen us build on our 2018 success. Kennedys has been ranked in 14 practice areas, including three new rankings for our Paris office (dispute resolution, healthcare and life sciences and insurance), and a ‘top tier’ ranking for aviation in Belgium.
Case review 08-02-2019
This week, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision as to an air carrier’s liability for compensation under Regulation EC261/2004 where a flight suffers a qualifying delay by reason of an air traffic management decision.
In a recent decision, Pontypridd County Court examined the nature of modern air travel and passenger expectations of their personal space, and whether encroachment in the space could amount to an “accident”.
In a global insurance environment facing change at an unprecedented rate, the London Market’s experience and expertise remains reassuringly consistent. As 2019 promises to continue down this evolutionary path, we offer our predictions on some of the London Market’s priority areas.
Ingrid Hobbs, a partner in our London office, has been confirmed by The Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) as the Vice President of London FOIL. She will assume the role of President in October 2019.
Case review 17-10-2018
On 12 October 2018, judgment was handed down in the High Court in a case concerning whether insurers under a marine policy could rely on a sanctions clause to avoid payment of a first party claim.
Following the Commission’s previous recommendation on collective redress measures which had limited impact, the Commission proposed a package for a “New Deal for Consumers” intended to improve mechanisms available at national level for compensatory relief in “mass harm” situations.
Dubai aviation partner, Nick Humphrey, discusses the aviation economy above the clouds called “Flyland” on Dubai Eye business breakfast radio show.
In May 2015, the International Carriage by Air Act, B.E. 2558 (‘ICAA’) came into effect in Thailand, applying to international as well as domestic carriage by air from the effective date. Its provisions largely mirror those of the Montreal Convention (‘MC99’), which subsequently came into force on 2 October 2017.