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Consulting Experts - Future Leaders 2018

In the latest addition to WWL’s Future Leaders series, we are pleased to announce WWL: Consulting Experts – Future Leaders, which will highlight the leading experts aged 45 or under in the following categories: Financial Advisory and Valuation – Quantum of Damages Economics – Competition Economists Construction – Quantum & Delay Investigations – Forensic Accountants Digital and Data – Digital Forensic Experts We are currently accepting nominations for this publication. If you would like to nominate any individuals for inclusion, either from your firm or any other firm, please email Avni Patel (avni.patel@whoswholegal.com).

Up in the Air, Down Under


Simon Liddy, Matthew Brooks and Caroline Michel, HWL Ebsworth Things are certainly taking off in the Australian aviation space. Australia’s domestic aviation sector saw record growth in freight movements in 2016, as well as a 2 per cent increase in passengers, a trend that has continued throughout 2017.  With both regional and global demand for more aviation services in Australia, the industry has been greeted with a plethora of new opportunities for growth and expansion, but also operational challenges, to meet this demand. 

Aviation 2018: Discussion

Who’s Who Legal brings together Ricardo Bernardi of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados and Mert Hifzi of HFW to discuss issues facing aviation lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

The Cape Town Convention in an EU Context


Morten Jakobsen, Gorrissen Federspiel On 28 April 2009, the European Union (EU) acceded to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, also known as the Cape Town Convention (CTC) and its Protocol on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment, referred to as the Aircraft Protocol (AP (together with the CTC, the Convention)), thus becoming the first and only regional economic integration organisation (REIO) to ratify the two instruments.  The Convention entered into force on 1 August 2009 with respect to the EU. Eight out of the 28 EU member states have individually ratified it so far. This article addresses certain practical consequences stemming from the Convention’s interaction with the EU legal system and highlights some aspects to be considered by practitioners when dealing with EU jurisdictions. 

Arbitration Future Leaders 2018: Women in Law Roundtable Discussion

As the under-representation of women within the arbitration community remains a polemic issue in the field, Who’s Who Legal brings together Andrea Meier at Wartmann & Merker, Ania Farren at Berwin Leighton Paisner, Chiann Bao at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Carine Dupeyron at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier to discuss the steps the community needs to take to overcome this lack of diversity, the development of the role of women in the profession and future challenges that will be faced by the next generation of female arbitration practitioners. 

The Future Is Now: Legal Consequences of Electronic Personality for Autonomous Robots


Steven De Schrijver, Astrea In this article, Steven De Schrijver at Astrea assesses the development of autonomous robots and the legal challenges that they pose. 

Data 2018: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Bradley Joslove at Franklin, Laura Liguori at Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale and John Beardwood at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin to discuss recent developments in the field of data, including the effects of the GDPR, the increasing amount of fintech-related work, the legal challenges posed by cloud solutions and the future of the practice.  

The Lithium Market: Industry Perspectives on a New Mineral and its Regulation in Argentina

Florencia Heredia

Florencia Heredia, Allende & Brea In this article, Florencia Heredia at Allende & Brea explores recent developments in the Argentinian lithium market and the significant issues that must be considered for future regulation of the sector. 

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