This list is not intended to be exhaustive and will be updated periodically. If you believe that an additional event should also be included, please let us know –

Please see the organiser’s individual websites for further information on a particular event and for pricing and registration details. Not all events listed below deal strictly with legal issues.

Royal Aeronautical Society

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.


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:


IBC Legal


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

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


Aviation Law and Regulations Training Courses

All of IATA’s Aviation Law and Regulations Training Courses are listed here. The below are some examples. A training catalogue for 2015 is also available here.

International Air Law for Lawyers and Legal Professionals
Classroom, 5 days

IATA, Madrid, Spain – 20-24 April 2015
IATA, Singapore – 4-8 May 2015
IATA, Tel Aviv, Israel – 10-14 May 2015
PAU-HST, Mexico City, Mexico – 22-26 June 2015
IATA, Geneva, Switzerland – 6-10 July 2015
IATA, London, UK – 7-11 September 2015
IATA, Montreal, Canada – 14-18 September 2015
IATA, Rome, Italy – 19-23 October 2015
IATA, Singapore – 26-30 October 2015
GATA-RTP, Accra, Ghana – 9-13 November 2015
IATA, Madrid, Spain – 30 November-4 December 2015

European Union (EU) Aviation Law
Classroom, 3 days

IATA, Geneva, Switzerland – 11-13 May 2015
IATA, Paris, France – 7-9 July 2015
IATA, Montreal, Canada – 8-10 September 2015
TKAA-RTP, Istanbul, Turkey – 30 September-2 October 2015
AACO-RTP, Cairo, Egypt – 18-20 October 2015
IATA, London, UK – 27-29 October 2015
BT-HST, Riga, Latvia – 2-4 December 2015

Airline Contract Law
Classroom, 4 days

IATA, Geneva, Switzerland – 7-10 April 2015
PAU-HST, Mexico City, Mexico – 21-24 April 2015
IATA, London, UK – 26-29 May 2015
IATA, Miami, USA – 11-14 August 2015
IATA, Madrid, Spain – 22-25 September 2015
IATA, Montreal, Canada – 13-16 October 2015
IATA, Singapore – 2-5 November 2015
IATA, Miami, USA – 14-17 December 2015

Law of Aviation Insurance
Classroom, 3 days

IATA, Amsterdam, Netherlands – 31 March-2 April 2015
WABS-RTP, Lagos, Nigeria – 6-8 May 2015
PAU-HST, Mexico City, Mexico – 6-8 July 2015
IATA, London, UK – 25-27 August 2015
IATA, Singapore – 11-13 November 2015
IATA, Geneva, Switzerland – 17-19 November 2015


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