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Establihed in 1988, The European Air Law Association (EALA) aims to promote the study of European air law and to provide an open forum for those with an interest in the law and policy affecting the air transport sector in Europe.

EALA'S NEXT EVENT

 

13th Munich Liability Seminar – Berlin – February 2023. Learn More

8th Copenhagen Air Finance Legal Seminar - Jun 2023 | 35th Annual Conference - Stockholm, Nov 2023

EALA PRIZE WINNERS FOR 2021 ANNOUNCED: SEE THE PRIZE-WINNING PAPERS HERE (1ST AND 2ND)
 

 

ABOUT EALA

The European Air Law Association (EALA) was founded in 1988 on the initiative of Professor P. D. Dagtoglou in recognition of the fact that, after many years, air transport policy had become accepted as an indispensable part of the EU integration process.

EALA’s inaugural conference was held in London in November 1989 and annual conferences have been held since then in European capital cities. Every other year (since 1997) the Munich Liability Seminar deals with liability issues and in 2006 the biennial Copenhagen Aircraft Finance Legal Seminar was established.

EALA is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (no 6374877).

 

CONSTITUTION OF EALA

The objects of the company are contained in the Memorandum of Association and the constitution in the Articles of Association.

 

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EVENTS

EALA provides a European forum for those with an interest in the development of air law. This is achieved mainly through regular conferences and seminars that address current issues affecting the entire spectrum of the air transport sector. These conferences and seminars provide an opportunity to learn about topical developments in air law and to discuss these developments with many experts that attend these events both as speakers and as delegates.

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AWARDS

During the 20th Anniversary Conference in Prague (2008) the newly created annual EALA Prize was awarded for the first time. This Prize will be awarded annually.

In 2009, the EALA Lifetime Achievement Award was created. This award will be presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to European and International air law.

The inaugural award was presented in the Hague during the 21st Annual Conference.

 

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PUBLICATIONS

The proceedings of the Association’s conferences and seminars (until 2004) have been published in twenty volumes.

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MEMBERSHIP

The membership of EALA comprises leading academics, national and EU officials, representatives of international civil aviation organisations, airlines, aerospace manufacturers, aviation insurers, aircraft lessors and other providers of financial services and practitioners, both from member states of the EU, but also from countries outside the EU. There are both individual and corporate members. Join EALA

 

EVENTS

 
 
 

DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE FOR STUDENTS
A limited number of air law students will by special application to the Treasurer be able to participate in the Annual Conference for a reduced fee.

 

CPD CREDITS
EALA’s conferences are normally approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development credits.

 

US CLE CREDITS
Many US jurisdictions have an Approved Jurisdictions Policy in place under which US attorneys may count towards their respective CLE requirement credit earned through participation in out-of-state courses accredited by an approved jurisdiction. As the UK (Law Society of England and Wales) is an approved jurisdiction in several states the respective credits earned through participation in EALA’s events can be used for CLE requirements in those states.

COMMITTEE

 

 

 

HONORARY PRESIDENT

Prof. Dr. Carl-Otto Lenz

 

 

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PRESIDENT

Prof. Dr. Pablo M.J. Mendes de Leon

 

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SECRETARY

Morten Hans Jakobsen

 

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TREASURER

Dr. Nikolai Ehlers

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alexander Batalov,
Prof. Alexander von Ziegler,
Andreas Zettergren,
Prof. Dr. Anna Konert,
Prof. Anna Masutti,
Ann Frédérique Pothier,
Dr. Attila Sipos,
Prof. Brian F. Havel,
Donal Hanley,
Geert Goeteyn,
Geoffrey Graham,
Grégory Laville de la Plaigne,
Ingar Fuglevåg,
Asst. Prof. Iva Savic,
Jiri Hornik,
Joachim Janezic,
John Balfour,
Julian Rotter,
Laura Pierallini,
Maria Jesús Guerrero Lebrón,
Michael Gill,
Morten Hans Jakobsen,
Nikolai Ehlers,
Prof. Dr. Pablo Mendes de Leon, President,
Prof. Dr. Regula Dettling-Ott,
Dr. Sorana Pop,
Stamatis Varsamos,
Prof. Dr. Stephan Hobe,
Prof. Dr. Vincent Correia,
Yaşar Öztürk,

 



FORMER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alan Jones
André Auer
Prof. Dr. Andrea Giardina
Antonio Zincke dos Reis
Prof. Arved Deringer
Clare Tritton, QC
Damian Collins
Eva Lecnarova
Fernando Beteta
Dr. Frank Montag
Gerwin van Gerven
George Spyrou
Dr. Hannes Jarolim,
Henrik Lind
Prof. Ignacio Quintana Carlo
Prof. Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochère
Jan Dernestam
Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Jacqué
Prof. Jens Drolshammer
Jorgen Stang Heffermehl
Prof. Jose Luis Da Cruz Vilaça
Prof. Dr. Jules Stuyck
Julie Murnane
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Basedow
Dr. Hannes Jarolim,
Henrik Lind
Prof. Ignacio Quintana Carlo
Prof. Jacqueline Dutheil de la Rochère
Jan Dernestam
Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Jacqué
Prof. Jens Drolshammer
Jorgen Stang Heffermehl
Prof. Jose Luis Da Cruz Vilaça
Prof. Dr. Jules Stuyck
Julie Murnane
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Basedow
 

PRIZES & AWARDS

To see the Terms of Reference for the EALA Prize, click here.

THE EALA PRIZE 2022, FIRST PRIZE

HAO ZHO, The Channelling of Liability under the 1999 Montreal Convention, click here to read paper

THE EALA PRIZE 2022, SECOND PRIZE

AVANI GUPTA, EU STATE AID RULES AND THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL: Will their stars align?, click here to read paper

THE EALA PRIZE 2021, FIRST PRIZE

YUN YIN, Aircraft Leasing in the Face of COVID-19 - Does Force Majeure Apply? English Law vs Chinese Law, click here to read paper

THE EALA PRIZE 2021, SECOND PRIZE

THIBAUT GUENOLE, Airlines Foreign Ownership & Control: The regionalization as the end of nationality clauses in ASA?, click here to read paper

THE EALA PRIZE 2020, FIRST PRIZE

JACOMO RESTELLINI, Wet lease: convenience comes at a cost, click here to read paper

THE EALA PRIZE 2019, FIRST PRIZE

DANIELA ROJAS GARCÍA, How WTO Sanctions Are Hurting Aircraft Exports, click here to read paper

HOW TO JOIN EALA

Natural or legal persons or bodies wishing to become Members of EALA should apply to the Treasurer, P. Nikolai Ehlers, at the following address: n.ehlers@eep-law.de
Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner, Widenmayerstrasse 29, D-80538 Munich, Germany and pay the relevant annual fee (Euro 40 for individual membership and Euro 120 for corporate membership) by either:

 

Making a transfer (net of banking charges and identifying the name of the sender) to the Association’s account at:

 

Deutsche Bank AG, Promenadeplatz 15, 80333 Munich, Germany
Account no.: 166 2709 00 (sort code: 700 700 24)
IBAN: DE97 7007 0024 0166 2709 00
SWIFT code: DEUTDEDBMUC
Holder of account:
Dr. P. Nikolai Ehlers (re: European Air Law Association), or

 

by enclosing a cheque drawn on a German bank for the relevant fee.

CONTACT


EALA is registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee (no 6374877).
For any questions regarding EALA or one of its conferences and seminars please contact us by completing the form below.

 
 
 
 
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1. WEB SITE LICENSE AND ACCESS
As a user of this EALA web site and associated microsites (“Site”), unless otherwise stated, you are granted a single user, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable limited license to access and use this web site and its content in accordance with these Terms of Use. EALA may terminate this license at any time where it considers its copyright or intellectual property rights have been or may be infringed accidentally or otherwise or that the scope of usage is or is intended to be outside the permitted Terms of Use. Certain products and services are available to users who are prepared to complete registration documentation. Upon satisfactory completion of registration documentation online or offline, confidential access codes may be provided to enable continued access online with full or partial permitted exposition of particular data files or permitted downloading of content. The access code(s) so provided are intended for your sole use and may not be passed to co-workers or to third parties. If accidental or other misuse of confidential access codes occurs or is believed to occur, EALA reserves the right to treat each such occurance(s) as a breach of these Terms Of Use and to withdraw access to the products and services. If the user becomes aware or suspects an unauthorised person has obtained the access codes, the user should immediately notify EALA so the situation may be rectified.

2. YOUR CONDUCT
The content on this Site is for your personal use only within the organisation or entity to which you are attached as applicable, and it is not intended for commercial exploitation unless expressly agreed in writing by EALA through a duly authorized representative. EALA authorizes you to download or reproduce selected materials at this Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, in the ordinary course of business provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials and that the title or database brand name and EALA name is stated as the source. You may not otherwise modify, disassemble, create derivative works, distribute, reproduce, publicly display, perform, transmit, re-transmit, sell, rent, sublicense, or otherwise use any materials or content on this Site for commercial or non-commercial exploitation by yourself or the organisation or entity to which you are attached or permit third parties to so do. Without limitation, unlimited or wholesale reproduction, copying of the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information within the content is not permitted, and any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose without EALA’s prior written consent is prohibited. The content and materials at this Site are copyrighted and any unauthorized use of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials

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4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
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5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
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6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, EALA is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, revenue, goodwill, use, data, electronically transmitted orders, or other economic advantage (even if EALA has been advised of the possibility of such damages), however caused and regardless of the theory of liability, arising out of or related to: (i) the use of or the inability to use this Site; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Site; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the Site; or (v) any other matter relating to the Site. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and equipment used in connection with the Site and will not make a claim against EALA for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the materials. You agree to hold EALA harmless from, and you covenant not to sue EALA for, any claims based on using the web site. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

7. USER SUBMISSION AND PRIVACY
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8. SEVERABILITY
If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Use remain in full force and effect.

9. HEADINGS
The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

10. NO WAIVER
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11. GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of England, as if this Agreement were a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within England, without reference to choice of law provisions.

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