IATA Legal Symposium 2018
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The IATA Legal Symposium is the world's premier annual aviation law event, which will take place from February 27 until March 1 2018 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
With a reputation for insight, relevance and value among in-house counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike. The event is well known for its engaging subject matter, outstanding speakers, lively debate and, of course, some of the best networking opportunities you'll find anywhere in the industry. In 2018, this flagship IATA conference will draw upon leading experts, from every corner of the world, to examine the key challenges of our legal and regulatory environment.
The Event’s main objetive is to exchange ideas and experiences, explore solutions and network with the airline industry's foremost legal experts. With a reputation for insight, relevance and value among airline counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike, the IATA Legal Symposium is the world's principal aviation law conference. Join us in Bangkok, Thailand for an unrivalled examination of the contemporary and emerging legal challenges facing the sector.
The main topics of discussion in the event will be the following:
UPSETTING THE APPLE CART:
Principal and agent are traditionally viewed as one before the law, such that they cannot compete with each other. Our panel will break down the decision, weigh the uncertainties, and evaluate its potential as precedent for other jurisdictions.
Codeshare agreements have expanded greatly with the growth of airline alliances. This panel of experts will examine the different structures of codeshares and their competitive impact on the industry.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR):
What options are available for dispute resolution in Asia Pacific? What factors influence choice of law and venue for arbitration and mediation in the aviation sector? Are there regional differences in approach and procedure? What are the considerations for considering ADR in Asia Pacific?
A search for common liability themes in recent decisions from five continents. We review rulings concerning employment law, frequent flyer programs, competition laws, conflicts of law, intellectual property, and more.
BANKRUPTCY AND RESTRUCTURING OVERVIEW
Join this panel of airline in-house counsel and bankruptcy law practitioners as they look back on previous restructuring efforts and discuss what went wrong, what went right, and most importantly, how these lessons can be applied now and in the future.
THE GROWTH OF DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS:
The new data protection regulations are placing strict responsibilities on organizations to prove they are adequately managing and protecting personal data.
HOT TOPICS FOR THE CARGO ROUNDTABLE:
This roundtable of seasoned cargo counsel will discuss the legal challenges associated with hot-button topics such as trends in delivery innovation; operational flexibility, transporting hazardous materials; and global harmonization of cargo security.
THE RISE OF PASSENGER RIGHTS AND ACCESS IN ASIA PACIFIC:
Given the growth of international airline service throughout Asia Pacific, an expert panel will assess the outlook in this area.
This panel will highlight and discuss a number of regulatory issues in China impacting domestic and foreign carriers, including market access, airport constraints, aircraft accident investigations, and aircraft leasing and registration.
GENERAL COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE:
The Symposium will close with this popular roundtable discussion among a group of general counsel from IATA Member airlines. Focusing on crisis management, the panel will share their first-hand knowledge on dealing with unexpected events, and the lessons learned.
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