Aviation and Aerospace

MIssion Statement

The Aviation and Aerospace Law Committee strongly believes that Asia-Pacific is the future of aviation and aerospace

Asia was a big player in the aviation and aerospace industry with new airports being built, expanding airlines, liberalisation of air services and manufacturers' increasingly reliance on plants in Asia to build and service hulls, equipment and parts at a time when the industry development in Europe and the U.S. was stagnant.  While the Covid-19 pandemic has seemingly disrupted the growth trajectory for the industry in the Asia Pacific, the industry has demonstrated reliance and adaptability.  The industry is becoming increasingly focused on seamless and sustainable recovery of its entire value chain.  With support from the industry stakeholders, Asia will be on the recovery trajectory and will be poised to reclaim its position as a major industry player.

Our Committee

The Aviation and Aerospace Law Committee is concerned with almost every aspect of law concerning the aerospace and aviation industries globally (e.g. airlines, airports, service providers, manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, lessor, insurers and other entities) including:
·         International, regional (EU, ASEAN, Latin American) 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 and Aerospace Law Committee provides an opportunity not only to contribute to the development of aviation and aerospace law, but also to make useful contacts with aviation and aerospace attorneys (in private practice and in-house) from all over the world. This is particularly important in an international industry such as aviation and aerospace, where attorneys are required to deal with aviation and aerospace attorneys in other countries on a regular basis.


Our committee membership is drawn broadly from members from all round the globe including Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, France, Peru and the United States.  We welcome new IPBA members.





Jean-Claude Beaujour

83 Boulevard Haussmann
Paris, France, France




Wai Fong Lai

Shearn Delamore & Co.
7th Floor, Wisma Hamzah-Kwong Hing No.1, Leboh Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 +603 2034 2763