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L2b Member Patton, Moreno & Asvat announce new international special counsel, Mr. Tomas Polanco F.

New International Special Counsel We are pleased to announce the incorporation of  Mr. Tomás Polanco F. as  International Special Counsel. Mr. Polanco has a solid legal career. During the last years he has acted as advisor to Venezuelan companies in Panama and the region in corporate, contractual and regulatory matters. He has been in charge […]

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Costa Rica – Modifications to the collection of the departure tax and of the baggage inspection fee

On July 4th, 2018, at a meeting organized by the Airline Association (ALA), the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) announced the modifications to be implemented to the collection of the departure tax, and of the baggage inspection fee included in air tickets. The new system consists on creating a consortium between BCR and Bancredito with […]

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No compensation for missed flight due to security check delays

In its latest decision (III ZR 48/17), the Federal Court of Justice has reiterated that passengers are responsible for their own schedules and must allow sufficient time for airport security checks. Facts The plaintiff claimed compensation against the state for a missed flight following delays during the security check at Frankfurt Airport. The plaintiff had […]

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First Boeing B737 Max 8 Delivered to the Italian Carrier ‘Air Italy’

At the beginning of May the first aircraft of a long-haul fleet renovation plan has been delivered to Air Italy, the Italian carrier formerly known as “Meridiana” and whose minority stock has been acquired by Qatar Airways in 2017.  The first Air Italy Boeing 737 Max 8, produced by the giant US manufacturer, and designed […]

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Construction of the First Italian Spaceport in Taranto

The first Italian spaceport will be located in Taranto, in the South-eastern region Apulia.  The news has been given by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport after completion of the evaluation process carried out by ENAC (the Italian CAA) to identify the most suitable site to realize and launch the spaceport infrastructure within 2020. The […]

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Italian Supreme Court – Authorized Access to Contracts Between Local Airports and Ryanair

On 20th April 2018 the Italian Supreme Court rendered a decision (no. 9912) affirming that Alitalia shall be entitled to have sight of the contracts entered into between Ryanair and the managing companies of four Italian airports in 2009 and 2014, namely Alghero, Bari, Trapani and Verona.  The long awaited ruling, which essentially overturned the […]

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Arnecke Sibeth and Dabelstein & Passehl merge to ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN

L2b Aviation’s member firm in Germany has recently gone through a merger, making it one of the largest medium-sized companies on the attorney market in Germany.  Read their Press Release to learn more. On 1 May 2018 our merger will be officially finalised, and our company now has the joint name ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN with […]

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Passenger’s right to refund restricted

Germany April 18 2018 On March 20 2018 the Federal Supreme Court issued a decision (X ZR 25/17) regarding the right to a refund of the ticket price following the cancellation of non-refundable tariffs. The full reasoning of the verdict has not yet been published; however, the main arguments have been summarised. Facts The plaintiff […]

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ARNECKE SIBETH AND DABELSTEIN & PASSEHL, HAMBURG/LEER ARE MERGING

The formal agreement on 30 November 2017 on the merger of both firms to merge creates a globally connected law firm with a presence in four of the most important German business centers– and optimally connected world-wide. The merger becomes effective in economic terms as from 1 January 2018.  In spring 2018 Dabelstein & Passehl (8 partners, 29 fee earners) will be joining the market from six […]

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Tax Payment on Legal Entities 2018 – Costa Rica

By Alina Nassar with Nassar Abogados, in Costa Rica As of January 1, 2018, the Costa Rican Tax Authorities began with the collection of the new Tax on Legal Entities (“Tax”). This annual tax (from January 1 to December 31) applies to all commercial companies, branches of foreign companies, their representatives and individual limited liability […]

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