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The aviation industry is undoubtedly one of the most regulated businesses, as it involves issues varying from technology to safety, from finance to environment, from administrative law to antitrust, from labour law to consumer protection. Having provided long-term assistance to Europe’s leading carrier, Macchi di Cellere Gangemi’s aviation law department prides itself on its wide-ranging industry expertise and specialist knowledge in all areas of commercial aviation. Together with the antitrust department, our professionals assist our clients in relation to notices and claims to the European Commission and national airport authorities. The Firm’s commercial and labour law departments also provide assistance to carriers and companies operating in the aviation field on commercial contracts, outsourcing and labour law disputes.
The department assists clients in relation to:
Commercial – Our professionals have acquired significant experience in the purchase and sale of aircraft and new and used engines, in the incorporation and start-up of airlines, in the drafting of general transport terms and conditions and handling contracts.
Regulatory and administrative issues – The Firm assists clients in procedures to obtain licenses and slot, as well as in negotiations with regulatory bodies on quality, safety and noise issues.
Litigation – Our attorneys have extensive experience in civil and administrative litigations relating to sanctions and rights under European Regulation 261/04 and the Montreal Convention 1999.