Ince sets sail for Beijing

    China urged to improve maritime laws and use more lawyers

    The Liaoning Xin Min Gong law firm has told the shipping sector that it misunderstands basic legal concepts and needs to be 'regulated with more accuracy'.


    British airlines to face toxic air claims

    The Unite union is funding cases for 17 former and current employees of unidentified British airlines who claim to have been poisoned by toxic cabin air.


    Lufthansa crash suit might be brought in US to gain larger damages

    Lawyers for the families of 149 people who died in last month's crash in the French Alps might sue in the US because the US gives greater opportunity for extra damages relating to future earnings and family distress than one started in Germany.


    Lawyer predicts €300m Lufthansa payout after plane crash

    Aviation lawyers and insurance experts predict that Lufthansa is likely to accept claims without much resistance when they are put in by the families who were bereaved in last week's apparent suicide and homicide by the pilot of a passenger plane.


    Amazon setback pushes drone law focus to Europe

    Amazon has begun testing drones outside the US, criticising US regulators for falling behind technological developments - a move which highlights the progress that the EU is making in preparing the legal framework for an expected boom in the sector.


    Greek shipping tycoons take shelter behind legendary Shearman tax clause

    Both the new Greek government and the troika would like to see the country's shipping magnates contribute more to the country's financial restructuring but a 1953 clause in the constitution, said to be penned by Shearman & Sterling, is saving them.


    Milbank starts Seoul office with M&A focus

    Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has just opened a Korean office which will focus on international M&A, private equity, project finance and - reflecting the managing partner's specialisms - aviation.


    Dinsmore & Shohl takes over Midwest firm to arrive at 575 lawyers

    Dinsmore & Shohl is becoming an 18-office practice by taking over the 40-lawyer West Virginia practice Huddleston Bolen, known for its strengths in railroads, finance, construction and employment.


    University to give legal advice on AirAsia

    The mayor of Surabaya, the departure point for crashed flight QZ8501, has offered to deliver advice through local academics to grieving families after it crashed into the Java Sea on 28 December with 162 people aboard.


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