Royal Aeronautical Society Beaumont Named Lecture 2016

Beaumont Named Lecture 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society
No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ

The Air Law Group will be holding the Beaumont Named Lecture on 21st April 2016 and will be presented by Rick Ward, Senior Vice President – Legal, Emirates. More details to follow shortly.

This Named Lecture honours Major Kenneth Beaumont CBE, DSO, MA (Oxon), AFRAeS. Beaumont was the UK’s most prominent name in air law in his age, after starting as technical advisor to Imperial Airways in the mid-1920s. For many years his firm, Beaumont and Son, was one of the leading aviation practices in the world. He was also a founding editor of Shawcross and Beaumont on Air Law, which was first published in 1945 and remains the leading textbook to this day.

This lecture is kindly sponsored by Clyde & Co LLP.

Further info and registration details here.

Don’t miss The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Air Law Summer Reception and Lecture 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society

Air Law Summer Reception and Lecture

28 June 2016, London

The Air Law Group will be holding their annual Summer Reception on 28th June 2016. This is an opportunity to network with others interested in Air Law in an informal setting whilst enjoying refreshments and canapés. The Summer Reception costs £35+VAT and will be proceeded by the Air Law Group’s Summer Lecture (details TBC) which is free to attend. To buy your ticket for the Summer Reception please visit:


Join us in London at Competition Law Challenges in the Transport Sector and SAVE 20 percent from the delegate fee!


27-28 January 2016, Grange City Hotel, London

This separately bookable, two day conference will provide insightful update on the latest developments and detailed analysis of current competition law challenges in the transport sector, focusing on the aviation and shipping industries.

Attend this conference to:

  • Hear directly from the Commission on their priorities
  • Analyse the latest developments in alliances, cooperation and joint ventures in the aviation sector
  • Discuss practical issues in ticket distribution, online booking and pricing
  • Review current merger activity including FedEx/TNT and Aer Lingus/Ryanair merger
  • Compare current challenges in the aviation and shipping sectors and debate why the Commission treats them differently
  • Consider the impact of competition law and state aid on ports
  • Gain an update on recent case law including: Air Cargo, RoRo, the price signalling investigation and others
  • Debate key developments with fellow in-house lawyers and regulators.

Don’t miss out on your exclusive 20% AviationLaw.EU discount – quote VIP code FKW82597ALL when registering.

For more information and to register please visit

IATA Legal Symposium 2016

IATA Legal Symposium 2016

Unrivalled for insight, relevance & value in aviation law

Exchange ideas and experiences, explore solutions and network with the airline industry’s foremost legal experts. With a reputation for insight, relevance and value among airline counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike, the IATA Legal Symposium is the world’s principal aviation law conference. Join us in Barcelona for an unrivalled examination of the contemporary and emerging legal challenges facing the sector.

  • When: February 17 – February 19, 2016
  • Where: Barcelona, Spain
  • Venue: The Hotel Arts, Barcelona
  • Audience: Airlines, Lawyers, Regulators and Policymakers

Proven to add value

The Legal Symposium 2015, held in Seoul, Korea, was widely lauded for its excellent program and engaging atmosphere. For example:

97% of our attendees agreed that the Legal Symposium was a valuable networking opportunity.
92% said that the conference content met or exceeded their expectations.
93% commended the overall value of attending the event.


Registration for Legal Symposium 2016 will open in October.

Attendee Type – Standard Fee
IATA Member Airline – $1,550.00
Non-IATA Member Airline – $1,975.00
Sister Trade Association – $1,550.00
Government Authorities or Governmental Agencies – $999.00
Airport Legal Counsel – $1,975.00
IATA Strategic Partner – $1,550.00
Other Delegates – $1,975.00

For further information, and registration information, visit

See our Events page for additional Aviation Law events.


EALA’s 10th Munich Liability Seminar – 14 September 2015


Liability, passenger rights, and insurance in the air transport and aerospace industries

14 September 2015
Hilton Hotel Munich Airport

Registration Form

The 10th Munich Liability Seminar will again cover a wide range of topical issues:
• New air traffic management technology will improve safety, but may change liability risks for manufacturers and operators. Will this re-quire new liability insurance solutions?
• Regulation 261/2004 – current issues and how air carriers can respond
• Liability issues resulting from overflight of conflict zones
• Update on toxic fumes in aircraft and air traffic disruptions resulting from volcanic ashes
• Update on liability of airports for birdstrikes
• Perhaps now more than ever, airframe manufacturers have available to them a range of strong defenses in aviation accident litigation filed in the United States, including
reinvigor-ated defenses based on personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens.
• The Germanwings crash has stirred a debate about whether moral damages/pain and suffering awards for victims of aviation accidents and their families should be increased. It has been proposed that an international instrument should govern these damages.


The Future of the Air Transport Industry – Rome, 4 June 2015

The Future of the Air Transport Industry
Rome, 4 June 2015
LUISS Guido Carli University , Viale Pola 12, Rome Aula Magna Mario Arcelli


8.30 – 9.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 – 10.00 WELCOME ADDRESS by Laura Pierallini


Prof. Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS Business School, LUISS University, Rome.

10.00 – 11.15 Panel I – The Future Of The Aviation Market: Regulators’ Dilemmas

Moderators: Mr. Gianni Dragoni – Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon (Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore)– (Director, IIASL, University of Leiden)

Ms. Emmanuelle Maire, Head of Unit DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission.

Ms. Gabriella Muscolo, Commissioner, Antitrust Authority, Rome.

Mr. Alessio Quaranta, General Director, Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome.

The regulators will openly discuss their views on the challenges of the aviation industry, while also addressing the position of infrastructure.

11.15 – 13.00 Panel II – Market Access: Finding The Last Loopholes

Moderator: Mr. John Balfour, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP, London.

Mr. Fathi Atti, Head of Government and Aeropolitical Affairs, Etihad Airways, UAE.

Mr. Jorn Wegter, Group Legal Counsel, Air France KLM, Amsterdam.

Mr. Federico Bonaudi, Manager – Facilitation, Regional Airports & Parliament Affairs, ACI Europe, Brussels.

Mr. Giacomo Aiello, State Laywer, Avvocatura dello Stato, Rome.

Mr. Marcos Alvarez, General Counsel, Vueling Airlines S.A., Barcelona.

Experts and operators debate the opening of the aviation market and the role of airports in this process.

13.00 – 14.00 Light lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Panel III – Financing the airline industry: where is the best deal?

Moderator: Prof. Laura Pierallini, LUISS University and Studio Pierallini, Rome.

Mr. Morten L. Jakobsen, Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel, Copenhagen.

Dr. Donal Patrick Hanley, Managing Director, ACG Aircraft Leasing Ireland Limited, Dublin.

Mr. Nikolai Ehlers, Partner, Ehlers, Ehlers & Partners, Munich.

Mr. Niels van Antwerpen, Vice President Legal, Aercap, Amsterdam.

Mr. Yazan Saoudi, Partner, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai.

Mr. Alfonso Plana Bodén, Lawyer, Ari Consulting Group, Bogotá.

The financing of the airline industry is a critical issue for its development. Experts and operators will exchange views on the most topical matters.

15.30 – 16.45 Panel IV – Taxation And Charges: Local Problems And Global Solutions

Moderator: Prof. Mia Wouters, LVP Law and University of Ghent, Brussels.

Ms. Anne Frédérique Pothier, Head of Section, Eurocontrol, Brussels

Mr. Michael Gill, Executive Director, Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), Geneva.

Mr. Umberto Solimeno, President I.B.A.R., Country Manager Italy Air Canada, Rome.

Mr. Sergi Giménez, Partner, Fornesa Abogados, Barcelona.

Ms. Sorana Pop, Vice President Team Aviation Solution, Bucharest.

The panelists will examine increasing burdens on airline in light of sustainability of the industry.

16.45 – 17.00 Closing Session

Dr. Chris Schröder, Chief of Operations of various global aviation companies and guest lecturer at IIASL, Leiden University.

Presenting his views on recent aviation accidents, followed by

Concluding Remarks made by Prof. Pablo Mendes de Leon.

IAWA Reception at Studio Pierallini, Viale Liegi 28, Rome

Key Note: Ms. Patrizia Terlizzi – (Director, Fiumicino Airport)

Ms. Giovanna Laschena – (Director, Air Transport Development, ENAC)

For further information, visit the Luiss Business School website.

This event is FREE! Register here. Participation 8 ECTS.


Aviation Litigation Conference 2015 – Central Law Training

Aviation Litigation Conference 2015 – Central Law Training
30 September 2015 – London

This conference examines recent litigation and regulatory developments in the aviation sector. It covers a wide range of topics from recent European regulations, aircraft and engine redelivery disputes, and insurance. By bringing together leading aviation lawyers in both England and overseas, as well as in-house counsel, this conference provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to get an in-depth insight into current topics affecting this sector.

Session titles include:
• Passenger claims update: EC Regulation 261 updates and EU Directive on alternative dispute resolution
• The revised EU jurisdiction regime and implications for aviation claims
• Redelivery disputes: perspectives from both sides, early returns, presenting your case, common issues arising, technical input
• Aviation litigation trends and developments
• Updates on aviation insurance
• International perspectives
• In-house perspectives

Paul Phillips
Marcos Alvarez Almodovar
Sue Barham
Russell Binch
Jonathan Chambers
Simon McNamara
Wiebke Seyffert
Phil Seymour
Philip Shepherd QC
Robin Springthorpe

CPD: 6 hours

For further information, see here.


2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium Dates Announced

2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium Dates Announced

Venu Inc Press Release


The Villas of Grand Cypress will be the official host hotel for the 2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 27, 2015) – Venu, Inc., producers of the Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, revealed the host property for the 2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium will be The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. Program dates are Wednesday, January 20 – Saturday, January 23, 2016.

The 2016 hotel room rates begin at $199.00/night (club suite) inclusive of the resort fee but excludes state and local taxes.

The general program format will consist of a speaker and sponsor dinner on Wednesday evening (invitation only), general sessions on Thursday and Friday, and a Saturday review course hosted by the Florida Bar Association.

About the Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium

The Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium is endorsed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and is one of the most prestigious and well attended Aviation Law programs nationwide. This symposium provides a forum for aviation attorneys, insurance personnel, and other professionals involved and interested in aviation law and insurance to discuss relevant issues. The focus is on present conditions, practices and future trends.

About The Villas of Grand Cypress

The Villas of Grand Cypress is a AAA Four-Diamond Orlando luxury golf resort like no other. The Villas of Grand Cypress offers 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus’ signature design golf, luxurious villa-style accommodations, endless recreation, exquisite dining and much more all wrapped into a world-class 1,500 acre Orlando golf resort.

About Venu, Inc.

VENU, Inc. produces results driven meetings, events and tradeshows for various industries on a national level and international level.

For further information, see

Contact: Greg Carlile, Vice President
Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium

2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium Planning Committee Co-Chairs Announced

Press release from Venu Inc.

Gary W. Allen and Paul H. Leonard will co-chair the 2016 Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium program committee

Cecile Hatfield, former Chair of The Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium (ALIS), has announced that the 2016 Program Committee will be Co-Chaired by Gary W. Allen, Former Director, Aviation and Admiralty, Torts Branch, Civil Division, Department of Justice, Williamsburg, VA, and Paul H. Leonard, CEO, Charles Taylor Aviation (USA), Dallas, TX.

Gary W. Allen is an attorney and consultant specializing in aviation matters. He retired in September 2005 after serving for 20-years as Director of the 50-person Aviation & Admiralty Litigation staff of the Torts Branch, Civil Division of the Department of Justice with responsibility for the prosecution and defense of all aviation and admiralty tort litigation brought by or against the United States and its departments and agencies. He is an active member of the Virginia Bar and recently served as a Special Master in the Northern District of Texas for discovery-related issues in a putative class action against an air carrier and worked abroad on a private aviation arbitration matter in London.

Paul Leonard is Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Charles Taylor Aviation and Adjusting in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of Charles Taylor Consulting PLC in London. Paul is a licensed pilot with 38-years of aviation insurance experience. He is a former Senior Vice President of AIG Aviation; Executive Vice President of Signal Aviation Underwriters; and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Loss Management, Inc. Specializing primarily in Liability claims, he has been responsible for the defense of insureds in hundreds of cases under a wide variety of aviation insurance policies, including Aircraft Liability, Airport CGL and Hangarkeepers Liability, and Manufactured Products and Completed Operations.

Cecile Hatfield will remain a member of the Program Committee along with S.V. (Steve) Dedmon, Esq., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; James Kreindler, Esq., Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY, Marc Moller, Esq., Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY; Mia Wouters, LVP Law, Brussels, Belgium.

The Aviation Law & Insurance Symposium is endorsed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and is one of the most prestigious and well attended Aviation Law programs nationwide. This symposium provides a forum for aviation attorneys, insurance personnel, and other professionals involved and interested in aviation law and insurance to discuss relevant issues. The focus is on present conditions, practices and future trends.

20% discount for Competition Law in the Aviation Sector conference 2014

Competition Law in the Aviation Sector conference 2014
4th February 2014
Radisson Blu Royal, Brussels

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Need the latest legal and competition updates for the aviation industry? How about expert analysis of the latest cases, mergers and alliances – do you know the impact on your business?

Join us at this IBC Legal conference for guidance on the crucial developments – highlights for the 2014 event include: the latest merger decisions and pending cases; international alliances; open skies; route by route analysis; follow-on damages and State aid issues.

See the Full agenda and 11 Speakers