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

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,

Please join us for the IBA Annual Conference in Mexico, 15-20 September 2024.

You can find all the details about the conference here.

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 2022. 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


Chasing the ‘green’ dream: a brief snapshot on the implementation of SAFs and e-fuels in the aviation industry

A brief contemporary examination of the implementation of the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) in the aviation industry.

Released on Aug 02, 2023

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

Subcommittees and other groups

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

  • Aviation Law Committee Advisory Board

Join us on LinkedIn

If you are a member of the Aviation Law Committee, for additional networking opportunities, programs, interviews with fellow members and tips all exclusive to members, join our LinkedIn page at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12886543/.