Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

Without drone-ing on… a legal overview of drones in South Africa

The remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) industry in South Africa is slowly gaining traction and is expected to take off swiftly into the horizon in the foreseeable future. In the South African market, the most common uses of RPAS are for personal or commercial use, the latter encompassing filmmaking, aerial surveys, search-and-rescue operations, agricultural observations such as crop counting, climate…

Nissan chairman arrested on financial irregularities charge

Nissan chairman arrested on financial irregularities charge

Nissan chairman arrested on financial irregularities charge

Carlos Ghosn, one of the most powerful men in the global car industry, has been arrested for allegedly understating his income and engaging in other financial irregularities. The chairman of Japan-based car manufacturer Nissan, and also chief executive and chairman of Renault and Mitsubishi, is to be dismissed over the charges, bringing a likely end to a glittering career in…

Insurers ‘flooded’ after Lloyds Bank pension ruling in UK: Aon

Insurers ‘flooded’ after Lloyds Bank pension ruling in UK: Aon

Insurers ‘flooded’ after Lloyds Bank pension ruling in UK: Aon

Some £50bn of buyins for UK pension schemes will likely need to be restructured following a High Court judgment at the beginning of November, which ruled that Lloyds Bank must equalise guaranteed minimum pensions (GMP) between men and women, according to Aon. Commenting on the case, Aon said the pensions industry is still working out the wider implications of the…

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Business must better engage with politics to mitigate risks such as Brexit

Businesses in Britain are having to face up to political risk and need to learn to engage with politics and politicians to mitigate growing threats, according to Sir Mark Boleat, former policy chairman at the City of London Corporation. But he warned many companies are failing to step up to the mark. Speaking at the Institute of Risk Management’s (IRMs)…

Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong introduces new arbitration rules

Hong Kong law firms are advising companies active in the territory to take a close look at new Adminsitered Arbitration Rules (2018 Rules) introduced by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) at the start of November. Baker McKenzie states that the 2018 Rules introduce a raft of important and useful amendments including rules facilitating complex arbitrations, a procedure for…

VW consumers launch class action under new German law

VW consumers launch class action under new German law

VW consumers launch class action under new German law

Volkswagen (VW) owners have launched a class action lawsuit in Germany on the same day a new law was introduced in the country, according to a BBC report. Pushed through by the VW diesel emissions scandal, the new law allows consumers to bring collective class action lawsuits against corporates in Germany for the first time. The lawsuit, which seeks a…

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