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  1. Legal news
    23 July 2018
    European Court of Justice delivers two recent judgments in relation to extraordinary circumstances under Regulation 261
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/ecj-delivers-two-judgments-in-relation-to-extraordinary-circumstances-reg-261

    Under Article 5(3) EU Regulation 261/2004 ("Reg 261") an air carrier is not obliged to pay compensation if it can prove that the cancellation is caused by extraordinary circumstances which could not have been avoided ...

  2. Legal news
    24 October 2018
    Wet leases and codeshares: more certainty in Germany, but less in the ECJ, in Regulation 261 treatment of contracting and actual carriers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/wet-leases-and-codeshares

    In our article on 23 July 2018 on the Advocate-General's opinion in flightright –v- Iberia and the ECJ decision in Wirth –v- Thomson we noted the different treatment of Regulation 261 claims arising from carriage on ...

  3. Legal news
    25 August 2017
    Government consultation on implementation of the NIS Directive: How will it affect the transportation sector?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/implementation-of-the-nis-directive-how-it-affects-the-transportation-sector

    On 8 August 2017, the Government launched a consultation on how best to implement the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, which aims to increase the security of network and information systems across the EU.

  4. Legal news
    17 September 2018
    CORSIA - A global market-based measure to offset growth in aviation emissions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/corsia-global-market-based-measure-to-offset-growth-in-aviation-emissions

    A brief summary of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, CORSIA, and what airlines should be ready for in 2019

  5. Legal news
    26 March 2019
    New German Trade Secrets Act adopted
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-german-trade-secrets-act-adopted

    After several months of delay and heated political discussion among all German parties on the scope of protection of the draft act, on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the German parliament adopted the Federal Government’s ...

  6. Legal news
    15 April 2020
    COVID-19: Legal impacts on rental law in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-and-the-legal-impacts-on-rental-law

    Temporary exclusion of landlord’s termination right for COVID-19 caused payment defaults

  7. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    COVID-19: Germany establishes Economic Stabilisation Funds
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-germany-establishes-economic-stabilisation-funds

    To combat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the German Federal Government is taking a wide array of measures. Revisiting a proven instrument to combat economic upheaval, the government has established a EUR 600 billion ...

  8. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    COVID-19 Update Germany: German government enacts a set of measures aiming to protect businesses from the effects of the current Corona crisis; amendments to German insolvency law in preparation
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/germany/covid-19-update-germany--german-government-enacts

    In order to protect German companies and their employees against the economic impact of the coronavirus, the German government has resolved on 23 March 2020 on a comprehensive set of measures. It is the largest ...

  9. Legal news
    21 May 2021
    Key UK employment developments affecting the Aerospace & Defence industries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/key-uk-employment-developments-affecting-the-aerospace-and-defence-industries

    Our team of subject matter experts look at some recent employment developments impacting the aerospace and defence industries , including Brexit and TUPE, and provide practical tips and guidance.