201706.26
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Flight cancellation and passengers information

A new decision from the ECJ was recently rendered in respect of the duty to inform passengers in case of flight cancellation pursuant to the EC Regulation No 261/2004 (11 May 2017, C-302/16, Bas Jacob Adriaan Krijgsman v Surinaamse Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV). In this case, a passenger was informed of the cancellation of his flight less than two…

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Newsletter January-February 2017

Take a look at our latest newsletter ! You will find latest case law from the French Cour de Cassation on air passenger: Is an employee assimilated to a passenger when on board? Also in the sharing economy, latest obligations to pay social charges for leasers of short term accommodations and of movabes (such as…

201612.20
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Newsletter November-December 2016!

Take a look at our latest newsletter now issued every two months in French and in English! You will find latest case law from the French Cour de Cassation applying the EC Regulation No 261/2004 on passengers rights as well as brief update of recent legislation in France on access to restricted zones of airports…

201611.22
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Investigation by a private detective and privacy

It often happens that an insurer asks a private detective to carry out investigations relating to an insured or a beneficiary who claims compensation for personal injuries. French law provides strict conditions to carry out such investigations as they can affect the right to privacy of the person under investigation. These conditions were confirmed in…

201610.18
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Unscheduled stopover and passengers rights

The ECJ recently ruled on the consequence of an unscheduled stopover for the application of the EC Regulation No 261/2004 of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights, and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 295/91, in a case C-32/16,…

201608.26
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Cost-shared flights in France: applicable rules

Services for cost-shared flights offered through Internet platforms tends to develop as did carpooling services. In France, the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) was concerned about this new type of service. The position of the DGAC A working group headed by the DGAC concluded on 16 January 2016 that cost-shared flights should be considered as…

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The Fourth Railway Package : a new challenge for railway transport in Europe

The European Commission welcomes the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council in respect of the Fourth Railway Package. The purpose was to make transport by train in Europe “more innovative and competitive”. When the measures will be definitely adopted by the member States and the European Parliament, this Fourth Railway Package will…