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Aircraft and transport: the sixth Air Law Conference is about to begin

One of the most important conferences in Italy in the sector. The main issues and participations in detail

The next June 21, 2019 at the Luiss "Guido Carli University" in Rome will be held the annual Air Law Conference, now in its sixth edition, entitled "Facing the new Challenges in the Aviation Industry - How Regulators and Air Law Experts are Addressing Them", organized by Studio Pierallini and the Luiss School of Law. The Air Law Conference is now one of the most important air transport events in Italy. Experts, regulators, airlines and international and national operators, will discuss on topical issues for the air transport market, from the ability to attract new investments, to regulatory and competition aspects, to the analysis of future post-"Brexit" scenarios, up to the new case law guidelines on passenger rights.

The conference will take place entirely in English to allow the participation by international lawyers and numerous representatives of the authorities, universities and national, European and international airlines. The works will be attended by Jeffrey Shane, General Counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Alessio Quaranta, general director of the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC), Pablo Mendes de Leon, director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Leiden, Ivan Bassato, Airport Management Director of Aeroporti di Roma SpA, Mark Bisset for the Clyde & Co law firm in London, Fathi Atti director of Qatar Airways aeronautical policies, Mia Wouters navigation at the University of Gent, Laura Pierallini, founder of the Pierallini law firm in Rome and coordinator of the event.

Below the detailed program:

Opening of the Conference
Jeffrey Shane Senior Legal Counsel at IATA, Geneva
Alessio Quaranta General Director Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome

Investments in airline: a balancing act between attractions and obstacles
Laura Pierallini Name Partner at Pierallini Studio, Rome (Moderator)
Julie Oettinger Managing Director, Legal and Regulatory, EMEA, Delta Air Lines (Discussant)
Giovanni Fiori Full Professor of Corporate Governance and Internal Auditing at Luiss, Rome (Discussant)
Fathi Atti Head of Government and Airplanes Affairs at Qatar Airways, Doha Representative from Italian Airlines (Discussant)
Anna Veneziano Deputy Secretary-General at UNIDROIT, Rome (Discussant)
Pierre Frühling Partner at Holman Fenwick Willan, Brussels (Discussant)

When is competition fair and how to regulate it?
Francesco Munari Full Professor at the University of Genoa, Adjunct Professor at Luiss (Moderator)
Vincent Correia Professor of Public Law at Paris Sud University, Paris (Discussant)
Denis Fosselard Partner at Ashurst, Brussels (Discussant)
Alessandro Noce Director, Foodstuffs & Transport Directorate, Italian Antitrust Authority, Rome (Discussant)
Carlos Bermejo Acosta Head of Unit at European Commission, Brussels (Discussant)
Laurent Timsit SVP Governmental and International Affairs at Air France, Paris (Discussant)
Geert Goeteyn Partner at Shearman & Sterling, Brussels (Discussant)
Steven Truxal Senior Lecture and Director LLM International Business Law at University of London (Discussant)

What about drones?
P. Nikolai Ehlers Name Partner at Ehlers Ehlers & Partners, Munich (Moderator)
Ivan Bassato Director of Airport Management at AdR - Rome Airports, Rome (Discussant )
Alessandro Cardi Deputy General Director at Italian Civil Aviation Authority, Rome (Discussant)
Cristiano Baldoni Chief Executive Officer at D-Flight SpA, Rome (Discussant)

Brexit: What is next
Mia Wouters Professor of Aviation Law at Gent University, Brussels (Moderator)
David Kendrick Manager of Airline Licensing at UK Civil Aviation Authority, London (Discussant)
Montserrat Barriga General Director at European Regional Airline Association, UK and Brussels (Discussant)
Mark Bisset Partner at Clyde & Co. LLP, London (Discussant)

Passenger protection: does the court in Luxemburg put a new light on it?
Marco Marchegiani Partner at Pierallini Studio, Rome (Moderator)
Charlotte Thijssen Senior Associate at Kennedys, Brussels (Discussant)
Claudia Hess Partner at Urwantschky Dangel Borst, Germany (Discussant)

The trend towards greater automation and its liability implications
Peter Neenan Partner at Stewarts Law, London (Discussant)
Ali Uzun General Counsel at Pegasus Airlines, Istanbul (Discussant)

Closing remarks
Laura Pierallini Name Partner at Pierallini Studio, Rome and Luiss
Pablo Mendes de Leon Director, International Institute of Air and Space Law at the University of Leiden, The Hague

The conference is accredited by the Rome lawyers Association and provides for the assignment of 8 credits.

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