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Preparing for an FAA Investigation of Alleged Maintenance Violations

Albert Tellechea - Holland & Knight LLP

John F Pritchard

Marc L Antonecchia - Holland & Knight LLP

How our regulatory authorities react to aircraft maintenance violations can directly affect not only airlines but also aircraft and engine financiers, lessors, sellers, manufacturers, and government guarantors who all have an interest in the equipment and how the airline takes care of it.

Keeping Wings Level in Turbulent Times: Selected Recent Legal Developments

Karl Hennessee - Senior Legal Counsel - Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus SAS

Aviation law has always encompassed complex liability questions, expansive regulatory challenges, and multinational financial transactions, and recent developments have provided aviation lawyers a chance to be at the forefront of many of today's most pressing policy questions.

Behavioural Advertising and the Potential Advent of Regulation in the United States

Andrew D Lipman

Ronald W Del Sesto Jr - Bingham McCutchen LLP

Recently, regulators in the United States have demonstrated a renewed interest in issues relating to online privacy. First, the uproar over Facebook's Beacon feature - which reports on users' visits to third-party websites - drew significant press attention in late 2007. Second, the size of the online advertising market generally - and behavioural advertising in particular - continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

Communicating the Message

Colin Long

Robert Bratby

November 2007 saw the European Commission adopt a suite of proposals to amend the current electronic communications regulatory framework (2007 review). Significant change is proposed in some areas, although it remains to be seen whether some of the more controversial proposals represent bargaining chips that the Commission will trade for implementation in other areas.

A new era of corporate governance in the mining sector: director oversight of technical report preparation and disclosure

Jay C Kellerman

Nils Engelstad - Stikeman Elliott LLP

As corporate scandals continue to plague capital markets and the post-Bre-X quest for certainty in corporate governance and disclosure has not lived up to its potential, counsel more than ever must provide clients with practical guidance to help them meet regulatory and market demands for good corporate governance.

Mining in Latin America

Rafael Vergara

Over the past two years, the outstanding prices of base metals and commodity minerals in general have played a role in increasing mining activity in Latin America.

Federal litigation - Where did it go off track?

Gregory P Joseph

Twenty-five years ago, it cost parties roughly the same to litigate in state and federal court. Plaintiffs chose federal court sometimes for expansive discovery or to get a good judge, even though state court was an available alternative and additur impermissible in federal court. Today, plaintiffs with non-federal causes of action flee federal courts, and those with federal claims scour the books for state law analogues. What happened?

Recent Developments In Information Technology Law

Katharina Scheja

Lars Lensdorf

Thomas Heymann

German IT law has been influenced by three legal projects and a couple of interesting court decisions, all of which will affect the IT industry.

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