On 26 January the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) joined forces with the Air Law Group of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Quadrant Chambers and Ince & Co to organise a joint seminar entitled “Brexit: the legal & operational implications. Risks and Opportunities”.

The event was held at the premises of the Society in London and considered the risks, costs and opportunities for the aviation industry following the Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump victory in the US. It proved an overwhelming success with 90 delegates attending from a variety of aviation sectors; it also, as might be expected, triggered heated debates which continued during the networking reception until late in the evening.

The IISTL was represented by Richard Williams and George Leloudas, who provided their insight on the trade implications of these two political events. They were joined by distinguished aviation professionals Anna Anatolitou (Ince & Co), John Balfour (Clyde & Co), Emma Giddings (Norton Rose Fulbright), James Wiltshire (IATA Economics), Gary Halbert (Holland & Knight) and Dr Peter Urwantschky (Urwantschky Dangel Borst).  

IISTL Engagement with BREXIT

Associate Professor George Leloudas, IISTL, introducing the speakers on the first Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor George Leloudas, who led the event on behalf of the IISTL, commented afterwards: “ I would like to thank the Air Law Group of the Society for hosting again this year the seminar and in particular I am grateful to Marko Ninkovic of Brit Insurance and Tim Marland of Quadrant Chambers for making this event the great success it was. Attracting a record number of attendees is a clear sign of success and of the appetite for the high-quality aviation events we regularly organise with the Society. Success that would not have been possible without the contributions of our distinguished speakers and my IISTL colleagues: to all of them I am grateful. Valuing our cooperation with the Society, we aim to continue organising aviation seminars together on a regular basis”.