Linda Lee

Aviation Law Committee

The Aviation Law Committee is a forum for lawyers practicing in all areas of international and domestic air law. The Committee addresses, for example, issues relating to aircraft/engine finance/leasing; airports; competition; dispute resolution (tort and contract); insurance; passenger safety/compensation; regulatory; and space.

About the Committee

Message from the Chair 

The Aviation Law Committee is concerned with several major areas of law. Aircraft transactions and financing are always a major interest. The Committee also follows developments of international law with respect to airlines in both economic and tort areas, and also focuses on competition issues related to aviation.

The Committee provides an opportunity not only to contribute to the development of aviation law but also to make useful contacts with aviation attorneys from all over the world. This is particularly important in an international industry such as aviation, where attorneys are required to deal with aviation attorneys in other countries on a regular basis.

IBA Aviation Law Committee Officers

Pic: IBA Aviation Law Committee Officers - illustration by Gerard Melling, Treasurer

Annual Conference

Dear Legal Professionals,

There is not much time left to get registered for the IBA 2022 Miami Conference.

I am happy to inform you that IBA Aviation Law Committee’s dinner tickets are now available to book via your My IBA account at the IBA Website.

Do not forget to register yourself as seats are limited, so this is your opportunity to book early!

Mediation of aviation-related disputes webinar

Thank you to those who attended the our IBA webinar Mediation of aviation-related disputes held on Mon 14 March. The webinar was co-hosted and moderated by IBA’s Aviation Law committee officer Ben Graham-Evans in conjunction with Tomasz Cyrol from the IBA’s Mediation Law Committee.


It is now available for registrants to watch here

Please use the password: AviationMediation22


Mediation Webinar Picture

Many interesting topics were discussed. Including but not limited to the following topics:

  • The differences between aviation related disputes and other commercial disputes from the counsel’s and mediator’s perspective?
  • Why in aviation mediation is seemingly underutilized and how its utilization can be accelerated?
  • A focus on foreseen specific issues in mediation of aviation disputes, be they virtual or otherwise.
  • Case studies including the Air France flight lost from Rio to Paris.
  • A look at mediation in the fields of class actions, investor-state and the Singapore Convention.
  • Update on the status of passenger rights mediation
  • Key differences in mediation due to difference in the value of dispute
  • Process design in mediation taking into consideration that aviation disputes are usually multiparty and multinational
  • What are the pitfalls of mediating complex aviation disputes?


Photos from IBA conferences and events

Gift City: a boon to Indian aircraft leasing ecosystem

Travel by air is the safest and fastest mode of transport in the world and has seen tremendous growth over the years. The global aircraft leasing market is estimated to reach US$247bn by 2026. With US$180bn required for funding to meet the rising aircraft demand, the necessity of entering into a lease is borne by the need to acquire an aircraft without increasing debt obligations.

Released on Jun 13, 2022

IBA Aviation Law Committee’s scholarship winner report

Mansi Singh, the recipient of the IBA Aviation Law Committee’s Annual Conference Scholarship for 2017, recounts her experience of winning the award and attending the Annual Conference.

Released on May 26, 2022

Aviation Law Committee Chair’s speech for 2022

IBA Aviation Law Committee Chair Serap Zuvin discusses the committee’s activities in 2021 and looks ahead to 2022.

Released on Mar 25, 2022

Report on the ‘Hot topics in aviation 2021’ virtual event

This article summarises the ‘Hot topics in aviation 2021’ virtual event that took place on Thursday 7 October 2021. The joint session was hosted by the International Bar Association Aviation Law Committee, the New York City Bar Association Aeronautics Committee, the Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association Aviation Law Committee.

Released on Jan 13, 2022

Subcommittees and other groups

The Aviation Law Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Aviation Law Committee Advisory Board