Shipping/aviation

TOXIC AIR CLAIMS

British airlines to face toxic air claims

The Unite union is funding cases for 17 former and current employees of unidentified British airlines who claim to have been poisoned by toxic cabin air.

CLAIMS

Lawyer predicts €300m Lufthansa payout after plane crash

Aviation lawyers and insurance experts predict that Lufthansa is likely to accept claims without much resistance when they are put in by the families who were bereaved in last week's apparent suicide and homicide by the pilot of a passenger plane.

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

Amazon setback pushes drone law focus to Europe

Amazon has begun testing drones outside the US, criticising US regulators for falling behind technological developments - a move which highlights the progress that the EU is making in preparing the legal framework for an expected boom in the sector.

ASIA GROWTH

Milbank starts Seoul office with M&A focus

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has just opened a Korean office which will focus on international M&A, private equity, project finance and - reflecting the managing partner's specialisms - aviation.