Johanna Hjalmarsson is Informa Senior Research Fellow in Maritime and Commercial Law at the University of Southampton Law School. She gained a juris kandidat at Stockholm University in 1995 and an LLM at the University of Southampton in 2003-2004. She served as a tingsnotarie (Junior Judge) in Sweden, before spending several years in the international civil service, with the United Nations International Drug Control Programme and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has been with the University of Southampton since 2004. Johanna contributed to the UK and Swedish pages, along with providing general information for the rest of the site.
Please contact Johanna at J.Hjalmarsson@aviationlaw.eu.
Jennifer Lavelle LL.B (Hons)(Soton) 2008, LL.M (Hons)(Soton) 2010
Jennifer read her undergraduate Law degree at the University of Southampton, opting for an additional year’s study at the University of Nantes, France, as part of the British Council’s Erasmus Programme. Jennifer also read her Masters in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton before becoming the Research Assistant for the Institute of Maritime Law in 2009. She moved to Geneva in January 2011 and currently works as Associate Legal Affairs Officer for the Policy and Legislation Section of the Division on Technology and Logistics at UNCTAD. Jennifer contributed to the International, European and UK pages, along with providing general information for the rest of the site.
Please contact Jennifer at J.Lavelle@aviationlaw.eu.
Zoran Angelovski LL.M (Leiden)
Zoran graduated from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje in 1996. He subsequently completed an LL.M. in 2003-2004 at Leiden University, International Air and Space Law Institute, in The Netherlands.
Zoran currently works at the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Macedonia as an aviation lawyer, responsible for drafting the national aviation legislation in the Republic of Macedonia. Zoran contributed to The Republic of Macedonia pages of the website.
Please contact Zoran at Z.Angelovski@aviationlaw.eu.
Jan Appel LL.M (Distinction)(Amsterdam) 2011
Jan Appel completed the Master’s programme in Private Law at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the compatibility of Regulation (EC) 261/2004 with the Montreal Convention. As an exchange student, he studied at the Air and Space Law Institute of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Jan works as a lawyer at AKD, a law firm based in Rotterdam. He is a member of the Transport & Trade practice group and mainly focuses on Aviation Law. He contributed to the 2011 IATA Liability Reporter and is a member of the Dutch Association for Maritime and Transport Law. Jan contributed to the Dutch pages of the website.
Please contact Jan at J.Appel@aviationlaw.eu.
Debo Awofeso LL.B (Hons)(Herts) 2008, LL.M (Hons)(Soton) 2010
Debo Awofeso joined the Institute of Maritime Law as a Research Assistant in February 2011, after having completed her LL.M. in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton. She spent a brief period working as a Research Assistant to LMAA Arbitrators Colin Sheppard and Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard, and is eligible to become an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having completed the Introduction to Arbitration course. She was also one of the judges in the 2011 University of Southampton first year compulsory moot.
She has had a couple of articles and case comments published in the Shipping and Trade Law journal: one on the Law Commission’s consultation paper on the future utility of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 s.53(1), entitled “Marine insurance brokers and payment of premium”, which can be found in S.T.L. 2010, Oct, 1-4; the other on the judgment in Soufflet Negoce v Bunge SA on notices of readiness, entitled “Marine insurance brokers and payment of premium”, which can be found in S.T.L. 2009, Nov, 5-6.
Over the past few months she has assisted in the preparation of materials and synopses bundles for professional courses that have taken place in the UK, Rotterdam, Singapore, such as the Singapore Short Course, the CIF & FOB Sale of Goods Course, the RaetsMarine Course, and most recently the 38th Maritime Law Short Course. She has also conducted research on various aspects of maritime law for IML members, such as on UNCLOS, the Erika III package, the Inter-club agreement and paramount clauses, dangerous goods under the IMDG Code, Double Insurance, etc., and conducted extensive research and proof-reading on the forth-coming edition of Sassoon, as well as the second edition of Southampton on Shipping, now titled Maritime Law. Debo contributed to the Secondary Materials pages of the website.
Please contact Debo at D.Awofeso@aviationlaw.eu.
Mateusz Bek LL.B. (Hons) 2011 (Soton), LL.M. (Distinction) 2012 (Soton)
Mateusz graduated from the University of Southampton with an undergraduate degree in Law. He subsequently completed an LL.M. in Maritime Law at the same institution, including the ‘Carriage by Air’ module. He is currently a Research Fellow within the Insurance Law Research Group at the University of Southampton School of Law.
Mateusz is a member of the Young Maritime Professionals (YMP) and a student affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has published and delivered several conference papers related to maritime law. Mateusz contributed to the Polish pages of the website.
Please contact Mateusz at M.Bek@aviationlaw.eu.
Aysegul Bugra LL.B (Hons) 2007, LL.M (Hons)(Soton) 2010, Ph.D Candidate (Soton) Marine Insurance
Aysegul graduated from Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law (Istanbul) in 2007 and is registered as a lawyer at the Istanbul Bar and Turkish Union of Bars. She studied LL.M in Maritime Law in 2008-2009 at the University of Southampton where she currently conducts postgraduate research (Ph.D) on Delay in Marine Insurance Law. Aysegul contributed to the Turkish pages of the website.
Please contact Aysegul at A.Bugra@aviationlaw.eu.
Arianit Dobroshi B.S. Aviation Administration (Magna cum laude) (California State University, Los Angeles) 2007, LL.M. (Adv.) Air and Space Law (Leiden) 2011
Arianit works as Senior International Cooperation Officer at the Kosovo Civil Aviation Authority. He graduated BS in Aviation Administration from California State University, Los Angeles and LLM in Air and Space Law from Leiden University. His master thesis focused on the proportionality of PNR data transfers. He is involved in coordinating implementation of ECAA Agreement in Kosovo, economic regulation and international cooperation. Arianit contributed to the Republic of Kosovo pages of the website.
Please contact Arianit at A.Dobroshi@aviationlaw.eu.
Chrystel holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nicosia. In 2011 Chrystel successfully competed at the Second International Air Law Moot Court Competition in Dubai jointly organized by Leiden University and the Sarin Legal Foundation. Having a strong interest in air law Chrystel decided to pursue her studies at the graduate level in this particular field of law. Chrystel was awarded a full merit scholarship by Leiden University in the Netherlands where she obtained an Advanced Master in Air and Space Law in August 2012. Upon graduation, Chrystel worked as a trainee within the legal department of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Cologne. She is a member of the European Air Law Association. Chrystel is now a PhD candidate in the field of air law and a tutor of law at the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus Campus. Chrystel contributed to the Cypriot pages of the website.
Please contact Chrystel at C.Erotokritou@aviationlaw.eu.
Stephanie Grech LL.B (Malta) 2006, LL.D (Malta) 2009, LL.M (Hons)(Soton) 2010
Stephanie completed her undergraduate degree in law at the University of Malta and went on to graduate as Doctor of Laws in 2009. She had opted to spend a semester during her last year of her Doctor of Laws degree at the University of Southampton as part of an Erasmus Exchange Programme where she also continued to read her Masters in Maritime Law. After graduating, Stephanie moved to Geneva to pursue a traineeship with LITASCO SA, an international oil trading and supply company where she is currently a Junior Legal Counsel in the Legal Department. Stephanie contributed to the Maltese pages of the website.
Please contact Stephanie at S.Grech@aviationlaw.eu.
Pernille Kaervad Jacobsen LL.B (Copenhagen) 2005, LL.M (Copenhagen) 2008, LL.M. (Southampton) 2010
Pernille graduated from the University of Copenhagen in 2005. She opted for employment with Maersk Line in Manila and the Maritime Authority of Denmark before completing her LL.M programme at the University of Copenhagen in 2008. Pernille then pursued an LL.M in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton where she was one of the first students on the ‘Carriage by Air’ course offered by the University, following which she was awarded the Beaumont & Son Prize.
She is now working for the largest of the international shipping associations representing ship-owners, BIMCO, which is accredited as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with all relevant United Nations organs. Furthermore, Pernille is a member of Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA). Pernille contributed to the Danish pages of the website.
Please contact Pernille at P.Jacobsen@aviationlaw.eu.
Ana studied law at San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. During her degree she focused on EU community law coursing some specific subjects and seminars at the university. She read her final thesis in Development Aid within the EU. She is member of the Madrid Bar Association. Currently she is following a single master level course in EU Intellectual Property Law and Policy at the University of Copenhagen. Ana contributed to the Spanish pages of the website.
Please contact Ana at A.Jimenez@aviationlaw.eu.
James Knight LL.B (Soton) 2008
James graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008, having read his undergraduate Law degree, during which he opted for an additional year’s study at the University of Oslo in Norway. James is currently pursuing his legal practice qualifications while working for a leading national law firm in the UK, specialising in dispute resolution and insurance litigation. James contributed to the New Zealand pages of the website.
Please contact James at J.Knight@aviationlaw.eu.
Vicheka Lay has approximately five years’ experience in the legal profession. He has advised multinational and local corporations in doing business in and investing in Cambodia. He is actively practising all kinds of corporate, commercial and investment matters, joint venture, intellectual property, capital market and employment. He was also an e-commerce law consultant to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.
Vicheka has two Master’s Degrees; one is a Master in Public International Law earned in Cambodia and another one is a Master in Comparative Law earned from McGill University in Canada. An active author, Vicheka has written widely on commercial arbitration, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering regulations for international publishers. Vicheka contributed to the Cambodian pages of the website.
Please contact Vicheka at V.Lay@aviationlaw.eu.
Filippo Lorenzon LL.D. (Trieste), LL.M. (Hons)(Soton), FCIL
Filippo Lorenzon is the current Director of the Institute of Maritime Law and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Southampton. He has a LL.D. (Trieste – Italy), a LLM (Soton) and he is fully qualified as an Avvocato in Italy and as a Solicitor in England and Wales (n.p.). He is a Member of the Italian and the British Maritime Law Associations, the European Maritime Law Association (EMLO) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Filippo has been working with leading maritime and commercial law firms, in London, Genoa and Venice and has published extensively on carriage of goods by sea and international trade law. He is a member of the editorial team of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, MarJus and Shipping and Trade Law. He is the General Editor of the 5th edition of Sassoon on CIF and FOB Contracts to be published in 2011 and he is currently finishing Lorenzon & Coles on the Law of Yachts and Yachting to be published by Lloyd’s List Law later this year. His areas of interest are International Trade; Carriage of Goods by Sea and Air, European Maritime Law and Comparative Private Law. Filippo contributed to the Italian pages of the website.
Please contact Filippo at F.Lorenzon@aviationlaw.eu.
Brendan McKeown BAvMan (2012)
Brendan graduated from Massey University School of Aviation in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Aviation Management in 2012. The following year Brendan commenced studies toward the Master of Aviation, also at Massey University. Brendan has held roles at aviation organisations and non-aeronautical New Zealand Government departments and Crown Entities. Brendan is also a member of the Association for Aviation Psychology (AAP), the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Brendan has contributed to the New Zealand pages of the website.
Please contact Brendan at B.McKeown@aviationlaw.eu.
Denis Nifontov LL.B(Bristol) 2008, LL.M (Soton) 2010
Denis graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008, having studied for an LLB in Law and German, during which he spent a year in Germany studying at the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen. Denis then proceeded to read for an LL.M (Maritime Law) at the University of Southampton. Shortly after having completed his Masters, he began working for a marine insurance broker in the City of London as the Manager of Legal and Claims. Denis built the AviationLaw.eu website and is also the contributor of the Russian pages of the website.
Please contact Denis at D.Nifontov@aviationlaw.eu.
Alexandros X.M. Ntovas B.A.(Hons) LL.B(Hons) LL.M (Hons) MSc AHEA Doctoral Grantee in Public International Law
Alexandros has studied law and international relations in Greece, England and the Netherlands. Before joining the School of Law at the University of Southampton, Alexandros had held various research positions in academic institutes. He researches, teaches and practices on several areas of public law since 2005. In addition he maintains an unswerving interest in the pedagogical aspects of legal education as associate of the British Higher Education Academy. Alexandros contributed to the International Cases and Greek pages of the website.
Please contact Alexandros at A.Ntovas@aviationlaw.eu.
Ignacio Salazar-Machicado, Salazar, Salazar & Asociados, Soc. Civ., Bolivia
Ignacio Salazar-Machicado is a Partner of Salazar, Salazar & Asociados Soc. Civ. He has been involved in the Bolivian aviation industry and related matters since 2008. Ignacio currently works at the Santa Cruz de la Sierra office and is in charge of all aviation and commercial matters in that main economic region of Bolivia.
Ignacio was educated at the Private University of Bolivia (UPB), La Paz, Bolivia. He holds a degree in law “Licenciado en Derecho” and is candidate to a master’s degree in business law at the Private University of Santa Cruz, UPSA. Ignacio specializes in Aviation Law, Business and Labor law. Ignacio’s mother tongue is Spanish and he understands, writes and speaks English fluently. Ignacio contributed to the Bolivian pages of the website.
Please contact Ignacio at I.Salazar-Machicado@aviationlaw.eu.
Sergio Salazar-Machicado, Salazar, Salazar & Asociados, Soc. Civ., Bolivia
Sergio Salazar-Machicado is a Senior Partner of Salazar, Salazar & Asociados Soc. Civ. He has been involved in the Bolivian aviation industry and matters since 1995. Sergio has advised, in different periods, the major airlines of Bolivia, Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano S.A. and the Compañía Boliviana de Transporte Aéreo Privado S.A. (AeroSur). He has also advised General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE), International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), Duganair Technologies Inc., High Tech Avionics & Accessories (HTAA), CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc., Global Aircraft Leasing Partners, LLC, Copa Airlines, among others. He is a member of the Bolivian Bar Association and the Bar Association of La Paz.
Sergio was educated at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA), La Paz, and holds a law degree, Licenciado en Derecho and has completed post-graduate studies in Economic Law and Administrative Law. Sergio specializes in Aviation Law, Corporate Law, Administrative and Regulatory Law. Sergio’s mother tongue is Spanish and he understands, writes and speaks English fluently. Sergio contributed to the Bolivian pages of the website.
Please contact Sergio at S.Salazar-Machicado@aviationlaw.eu.
Lotte Schat LL.M. 2008 (Utrecht), LL.M. 2009 (Distinction)(Soton)
Lotte Schat completed the Master’s programme in Transnational Commercial Legal Practice at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. As part of the programme, she studied Maritime Law at the University of Oslo in Norway. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton, including the ‘Carriage by Air’ course. Lotte started her career at AKD in 2009, where she is a member of the Transport, Insurance and Trade practice group. Lotte is a member of the Dutch Association for Maritime and Transport Law. Lotte contributed to the Dutch pages of the website.
Please contact Lotte at L.Schat@aviationlaw.eu.
José graduated in Law at CEU University in Madrid on 2009 and became a member of the BAR Association in Madrid. He then attended the Maritime Law Short Course at Southampton University in 2010 moved on to work for a Maritime Law Consultancy & Project Development Firm and then to an Insurance Boker Agency. He is currently completing an MSc in Maritime Law & Policy at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. José contributed to the Spanish pages of the website.
Please contact José at J.Suarez@aviationlaw.eu.
Arpad Szakal LL.B (Birmingham) 2008, LL.M (Adv.) in Air & Space Law (Leiden) 2010
Arpad read his undergraduate Law degree at the University of Birmingham. As part of his LLB Law with German Law degree he spent a year studying at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. After completing his degree, Arpad worked at the Strategic Sourcing Department of Star Alliance in Frankfurt where he assisted the Director of the department in managing initiatives for inflight consumables, aircraft interiors, MRO/aircraft parts, facilities, information technology, revenue management and ground operations. He then went on to undertake an LL.M. (Adv.) in Air & Space Law at Leiden Law School in the Netherlands.
Following his studies in Leiden, he took part in a postgraduate traineeship scheme at the European Commission’s International Air Transport Affairs Unit where he dealt with international aviation relations between the European Union and third countries such as the US and Canada. Arpad later joined the Aviation & Travel Department at Stewarts Law LLP, a London based litigation law firm. While at Stewarts Law, Arpad had the opportunity to get involved in numerous single and group action personal injury/fatal accident claims, including Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET409, Sudan Airways Flight 109, Kenya Airways Flight KQ-507 as well as Air France Flight AF447 and gained considerable experience and knowledge of aircraft operating and air safety matters. Arpad now works in the International Aviation Group at Bird & Bird LLP in London where he is handling EU regulatory matters including passenger rights. Arpad also has an academic interest in aviation law/business and has published articles in these fields. His academic work has been cited in leading practitioner texts and in numerous articles. Arpad contributed to the Austrian and Canadian pages of the website, along with providing general information for the rest of the site.
Please contact Arpad at A.Szakal@aviationlaw.eu.
Philipp Terhoeven LL.M (Soton) 2010
Philipp studied law at the University of Hamburg with a focus on commercial and corporate law. After having completed the First State Examination in Law, Philipp obtained an LL.M in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton. He then returned to Germany to qualify for the Bar. In early 2012, Philipp joined the Hamburg office of SCHACKOW as a German Rechtsanwalt where he is working in the maritime, transport and insurance team. Philipp contributed to the German pages of the website.
Please contact Philipp at P.Terhoeven@aviationlaw.eu.
Lisbeth Christine Toft LL.M 2009 (Bergen), LL.M (Soton) 2010
Lisbeth graduated from the University of Bergen, Faculty of Law in 2009. As part of her degree she spent the last year of her studies in England where she read for an LL.M in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton. Prior to her law degree, Lisbeth took a basic course in political science at Molde University College in 2003-2004. Lisbeth is currently working as a legal adviser at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate in Haugesund, Norway. Lisbeth contributed to the Norwegian pages of the website.
Please contact Lisbeth at L.Toft@aviationlaw.eu.
Robert Veal LL.B (Hons)(Soton) 2011, LL.M (Distinction)(Soton) 2012
Robert became an editor of AviationLaw.eu in March 2013 following the completion of his LL.M in Maritime Law at the University of Southampton. Robert obtained his LL.M with distinction in December 2012 during which he undertook the ‘Carriage by Air’ module and developed a keen interest in aviation law.
As well as opting for all the maritime electives in academia, Robert’s affinity for maritime law has permeated much of his experience of legal practice. He has undertaken internships at leading international law firms that offer leading maritime expertise including Holman Fenwick Willan (London) and Norton Rose (Brisbane). He has also undertaken mini-pupillages at prominent barristers’ chambers offering such expertise including Stone Chambers. Furthermore, in 2012 Robert captained the Southampton delegation to the quarterfinals of the International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot Competition (IMLAM) hosted by the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. The team was unique in winning all four of its preliminary moots, scoring victories over the tournament’s hosts and finalists in doing so. Robert looks forward to going into practice in due course. Robert contributed to the European pages of the website.
Please contact Robert at R.Veal@aviationlaw.eu.
Joseph Charles Wheeler LL.B, B.A. (Psych) (University of Western Australia) 2008, G.Dip Legal Practice (College of Law, Queensland) 2008, G.Cert Air & Space Law (McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law) 2011
Joseph is admitted to both state and federal courts. While at law school he interned at major (US) aviation law firms and, during this time, served as the inaugural Student Co-ordinator of the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand. His litigation practice encompassed commercial and private disputes, international and domestic aviation (plaintiff) personal injury actions, and non-aviation insurance defence matters on behalf of public liability insurers and construction companies. In 2010, he was the first lawyer to win a Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship. In 2011, on behalf of McGill University, Joseph won (as lead speaker) the 2011 Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court competition in Dubai. He has spoken at several international conferences on the topic of ICAO guidance on volcanic ash, and published on both this and private international air law issues like air carrier liability for delay in the EU compared with delay under the Montreal Convention of 1999. Joseph guest lectures at Australian universities on international and Australian aviation law.
Joseph is presently a Senior Solicitor in the Aviation Department of Shine Lawyers, based in Brisbane. Joseph is co-chair of the Australian Lawyers Alliance Queensland Aviation Special Interest Group, and is one of few lawyers who holds qualifications from the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law and who acts solely for claimants rather than airlines and their insurers in accident cases. He has experience with aviation accident injury and death litigation (under the Convention regime and in domestic matters) on behalf of pilots and passengers, and advises on enforcement action brought against pilots and other aviation operators by CASA. Joseph was formerly also an airport regulator in the Aviation and Airports Division of the then Australian Government Department of Infrastructure and Transport. Joseph contributed to the Australian pages of the website.
Please contact Joseph at email@example.com.