About Us

Aviation Law

Co-Chairs

Atul Sharma

Link Legal India Law Services
Thapar House, Central Wing,
124, Janpath
New Delhi, India

 Email
 91-11-4651 1000/1001
 91-11-4651 1099

Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza

Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados
Av. San Felipe 758
Jesus Maria
Lima, Peru

 Email
 51-1-619-1900
 51-1-619-1919

Vice-Chairs

Helen Tung

Legal Futurist
Postal address:
P.O. Box 235
Melbourne, VIC 3186
Australia

 Email
 44 7402831579

Kok Seng Chong

Raja, Darryl & Loh
18th Floor, Wisma Sime Darby
Jalan Raja Laut
Kuala Lumpur 50350
Malaysia

 Email
 60-3-2694-9999
 60-3-2698-4759

Maria Pozza

Govett Quilliam
1 Dawson Street
DX NP90056
New Plymouth Central
New Plymouth 4342
New Zealand

 Email
 64 (0) 6 768 3700

Jean-Claude Beaujour

Smith D'Oria
15, rue du Temple
Paris 75004 France

 Email
 33-1-58-80-80-00
 33-1-44-61-42-87

Robert Wai Quon

Dentons
250 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3R8

 Email
 1-604-622-5151
 1-604-683-5214

Aviation Law Committee
 

The outgoing Director General of IATA, Giovani Bisignani, and the Aviation Law Committee strongly believe that Asia-Pacific is the future of aviation. Asia understands that it is a big player. New airports are being built, airlines are expanding, air services are being liberalised and manufacturers are increasingly relying on plants in Asia to build and service hulls, equipment and parts. Meanwhile, the development of aviation in Europe and the US is stagnant.

The Aviation Law Committee is concerned with almost every aspect of law concerning the aerospace and aviation industries (e.g. airlines, airports, service providers, manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, lessor, insurers and other entities) globally including:

 

  • International, regional (EU, ASEAN etc) and domestic air law and regulations
  • Licensing of operations, crew, engineers, air routes and navigation
  • Competition law and antitrust
  • Health and safety regimes
  • Unlawful interference, criminal liability, terrorism, war and political risks
  • Major aircraft accidents, passenger, cargo and third party liability, forum shopping
  • Disability discrimination
  • Data Privacy
  • Logistics and infrastructure including e-freight
  • Product liability
  • Holiday travel law
  • Aviation and product liability insurance
  • Aircraft financing and leasing and other commercial transactions
  • Recognition and enforcement of rights for financiers and other parties: arrests and sales, rights in bankruptcies, repairers liens
  • Environmental law: noise, emissions trading schemes, biological and chemical hazards, end of life cycle for aircraft

 

The Aviation Law Committee provides an opportunity not only to contribute to the development of aviation law but also to make useful contacts with aviation attorneys (in private practice and in-house) from all over the world. This is particularly important in an international industry such as aviation, where attorneys are required to deal with aviation attorneys in other countries on a regular basis.

Our committee membership is drawn broadly from members from all round the globe including Australia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.