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Preview of Automated Vehicle Regulations in Germany

by Dechert LLP on

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure formally presented last week ethical guidelines that affirm that governments are focusing on similar themes in designing their regulatory approach to the...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA, and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - July 2017

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the latest FAA reauthorization bills, the Department of Homeland Security’s enhanced aviation security measures, the DOT Inspector General’s audit...more

Collaboration, Harmony Key For International Drone Rules

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule, called Part 107, broadly authorized simple, visual line-of-sight operations with drones that weigh less than 55 pounds. Part 107 was considered by most to be...more

Ad hoc Local Leniency Application Makes the Difference: The Italian Council of State Upholds the Administrative Court of Lazio...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 20 October 2016, the Italian Council of State (the “Council of State”) upheld the judgment of the Administrative Court of Lazio (“TAR”) on the cartel in the sector of international road freight forwarding to and from Italy...more

August 2016 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses new FAA reauthorization legislation, DOT awards for U.S. carrier scheduled service to Cuba, DOT’s decision to address consumer notification requirements...more

Canada Working on UAS Regulations

In 2015, Canada released a Notice of Proposed Amendment (“NPA”), proposing a new risk-based regulatory framework for small unmanned aircraft systems (“sUAS”) that weigh less than 55 pounds (25 kg) and are operated within...more

Recent Buy America Developments

by Nossaman LLP on

At the end of 2015, two modal administrations of the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) have encountered changes to their Buy America programs. Both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal...more

OFAC Issues Guidance Regarding the Parameters of Authorized Travel Between the U.S. and Cuba

On May 5, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued guidance regarding travel between the United States and Cuba. In particular, the guidance clarifies that companies authorized to...more

Generation ¥ RMB: The New Global Currency

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In this issue: - Foreword - Executive summary - Part 1: The big picture - A&O view: Coming to China and carrying renminbi - Part 2: Why paying in RMB is paying off - A&O view:...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - April 2015

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update includes an overview of the FAA’s new contract maintenance rules, DOT and FAA notices on flight prohibitions in conflict zones, the latest news on the integration...more

D.C. District Court Dismisses Delta’s Appeals Against U.S. Ex-Im Bank

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a series of three decisions published on March 30, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed appeals brought by Delta Air Lines and other plaintiffs against the U.S. Export-Import Bank...more

FAA Restores India to Category 1 Under International Aviation Safety Assessment Program

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 8, 2015, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials announced during a meeting in New Delhi with India’s Minister of Civil Aviation Ashok...more

Federal Government’s Mandatory Grain Shipment Rules Not Extended

The grain shipment rules (Rules) enacted by the Canadian government—the most recent iteration of which expired on March 28, 2015—have not been renewed. ...more

Shipwrecks and the Nairobi Convention

by Allen & Overy LLP on

What is the Convention all about? The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks 2007 comes into force on 14 April 2015. When the Convention applies, it will impose strict liability and insurance...more

The Game of Drones: between the Far West and a new European regulation

by DLA Piper on

Unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, are being increasingly used throughout Europe (and elsewhere) in a variety of sectors, from news, documentaries and TV productions to pizza delivery (albeit less frequently!)…...more

Energy Industry News and Trends

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. - Oil companies may need to prepare for more regulation of rail shipments of...more

Read the Directions Carefully Before Playing: State Department Releases Military Drone Export Guidance

The United States has a responsibility, or so the State Department tells us, to ensure the sales and exports of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are consistent with U.S. national security interests, U.S. policy, and even U.S....more

How Much U.S. Work Is Needed for the Small Business Set-Aside Rules To Apply?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

In a decision issued last year, the GAO denied the protest of Maersk Line, Limited, of Norfolk, Virginia (“Maersk”), a large business, which challenged the decision of the Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command...more

The Aviation Industry and Corruption

by Michael Volkov on

DOJ and the SEC have quietly (or maybe not so quietly) set an enforcement tone in the aviation industry. When you look over the last few years, we have several enforcement actions either pending or resolved involving the...more

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

Highlights of this edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update include the FAA’s recent rulemakings involving New York area airport slots and safety management systems for U.S. Part 121 air carriers, developments...more

An Update on FAA Regulatory Revisions, DOT and FAA Enforcement Actions, and Other Aviation-Related Regulatory Matters

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update provides an overview of recent FAA regulatory initiatives involving crew pairing, alcohol and drug testing rates, the use of aviation fuel taxes by airports and...more

The Latest Update on Aviation Regulatory Matters Involving DOT, FAA, TSA, and Other Federal Agencies

by Cozen O'Connor on

Congressional Action Impacting Aviation - Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Requests Airline Information on Ancillary Service Fees, Consumer Privacy Protection: Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, chairman of the...more

Congress Considers Transportation Appropriations Provisions, Other Legislation Impacting Aviation

by Cozen O'Connor on

On Capitol Hill, legislators are working to pass a Transportation Appropriations bill that will fund aviation programs during the 2015 fiscal year. As part of the appropriations process, members of the House and Senate are...more

Industry Takes Steps to Address Safety of Crude Oil Shipments

by Nossaman LLP on

The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued an Emergency Order (EO) requiring all rail carriers to notify State Emergency Response Commissions regarding the expected routing of their unit trains of Bakken crude...more

FDA Proposes Regulations on Safe Food Transport

by Cozen O'Connor on

In early February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its seventh and final major rule as part of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. The proposed rule seeks to prevent the contamination...more

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