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Roundtable: Aviation

The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers has brought together four of the world’s leading practitioners to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.

Aircraft Finance: Recent Developments in the Netherlands

Berend Crans - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

Berend Crans

This article deals with two recent developments which are relevant to aircraft finance in the Netherlands: the accession of the European Community to the Cape Town Convention in 2009, and the entry into force of the Dutch Act on Conflict of Property Laws in 2008.

Recent Developments on Air Passenger Rights in the EC

John Balfour

John Balfour

Promotion of the interests of consumers and a high level of consumer protection are specified in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as fundamental objectives of the EU. Initially, Commission initiatives were particularly focused on air passengers, although the Commission is now turning its attention to other modes of transport.

Telecoms Services in the People's Republic of China: An Abundant Harvest of Regulations

Michael Aldrich - Lovells LLP

Robert Lewis - Lovells LLP

The telecoms industry in mainland China has been growing rapidly as the vast consumer market continues to use wireless technologies at an unprecedented rate. According to government figures, around 60 million new mobile phone users have subscribed each year since 2000. However, entry into this market is challenging for foreign investors due to heavy regulation and policy restrictions on foreign investment.

Recent Developments in Swedish Telecommunications Law

Carl Johan af Petersens - Vinge

Mikael Satama Granberg - Vinge

The Swedish telecoms market has long been associated with prominent companies such as Ericsson, and various successful entrepreneurial ventures. IT usage is extensive, with broadband and mobile penetration levels being among the highest in Europe.

New Company Law Regime for South Africa: Some Implications For Financing Transactions

Kevin Cron - Deneys Reitz Inc

The current South African Companies Act was introduced in 1973 and, despite being amended several times since then, is out of date in many respects and has not reflected many of the developments in market practice over the years. A complete revision of the Companies Act was therefore begun four years ago which resulted in the enactment of a new Companies Act in 2008.

Roundtable: Banking

The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.

Developments in Canadian Law of Relevance to Mining Companies

Michael Bourassa - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Gregory Ho Yuen - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Andrew Derksen - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Dianne Prupas - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

While the Canadian mining sector has not been immune to the challenges that have faced the global economy since the latter part of 2008, it has demonstrated admirable resilience in the face of previous commodity and financing cycles. Scale and access to financing are important contributors to such resilience.

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