Members of Ka-Legal have almost 30-year long uninterrupted working experience of the civil aviation sector. Throughout this period, they have been involved in several landmark EU cases that shaped EU regulations and policy in this sector.
Indicative examples include:
Successfully representing a medium sized European airline in an EU antitrust complaint procedure on non discriminatory access to a major EU carrier's Computer Reservation System;
Assisting and representing a major U.S. airline in EU merger control proceedings for the acquisition of the European operations of another U.S. airline. This case established important precedents on the calculation of merging international airlines turnovers;
Advising a major U.S. airline on German aircraft noise emission limitations;
Assisting a major international airline in drafting this airline’s denied boarding compensation rules in accordance with the relevant EU regulations;
Advising a non EU airline, with regard to the initiation of a scheduled air transport service between Buenos Aires and Brussels – obtaining traffic rights;
Advising two Greek specialist air transport operators, with regard to the conclusion of aircraft leasing agreements and the registration of the aircraft concerned in the Greek aircraft register as well as the granting of air operator’s certificates;
Advising an small size Belgian airline on the provision of non-scheduled air transport services on routes between The Netherlands and non-Member States of the EU;
Advising IATA on several matters relating to the application of European Union Competition laws to air transport;
Successfully representing British Midland Airways Ltd. before the European Court of First Instance in an application for the annulment of a European Commission’s decision approving State aid to Air France;
Advising the European Commission in its assessment of State aid granted by Greece to Olympic Airways.
Advising a major international airline on the Trans-Siberian over flight dispute and its participation in an airline alliance;
Advising a U.S. airline on obtaining traffic rights to operate to and from certain EU Member State markets and acquiring slots at London Heathrow airport;
Advising a major airline in the Far East on the EU Regulatory framework and competition law;
Advising a specialist Russian air cargo operator on EU cargo issues, market access and general litigation;
Advising a major Far Eastern international airline with regard to EU competition law compliance of its joint venture arrangements with a major EU airline on an important EU – China route;
Advising several non EU airlines with regard to the application of the EU ETS scheme for the reduction of aviation CO2 emissions and successfully assisting them in formulating an adequate strategy to respond to the EU ETS rules and subsequently to comply therewith;
Advising a major Far Eastern airline on "fly and rail" cooperation agreements in Germany and Italy;
Advising a major airport operator in the EU on EU State aids, competition and public procurement issues;
Advising a South East Asian airline in connection with the acquisition of Tiger Air by Singapore Airlines
Advising a major South East Asian airline on the re-commencement of operations to UK airports;
Advising a major industry association on the compatibility with EU competition and State aids rules of airport incentive schemes in certain EU Member States.
Successfully advising a major EU airport operator on the application of EU public procurement rules to proposed amendments of its concession arrangements