Advising leading airlines on all of their legal requirements
Blake Morgan’s experience of business and leisure travel dovetails into knowledge of the legal operations for airlines and aviation law, enabling it to be a leading advisor across the travel sector. Our work includes corporate transactions, all aspects of commercial contracts and their negotiation, sales, ticketing and marketing in all media, and claims and litigation.
Our aviation law knowledge is often trans-jurisdictional including the need for in-depth expertise with relevant international conventions, European regulations and other regulatory influences involved with this sector. Blake Morgan has a deep understanding of IATA; the licence and resolutions by which it works and the requirements for accredited travel agents. We are able to assist with applications for new or renewed IATA licensing and to deal with difficult claims and insolvency issues.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of airlines and aviation law specialists can assist airlines and their suppliers with all aspects of their business.
Our specialist services include:
Regulatory Drafting and Advice
Our aviation experts specialise in compliance with IATA resolutions, EU Regulation 261/2004, regulation for less mobile passengers, and European and international agreements.
We are experts in reviewing trade and partner agreements, including agency incentive agreements, new distribution capability agreements and concepts, and operations with all categories of suppliers and business partners.
Volume Claims Management
Our expert aviation lawyers assist airlines with the management of claims under EU 261/2004 relating to flight cancellations and delays. We been involved with many leading cases relating to "extraordinary circumstances", avoiding the need for compensation payments.
Media and Advertising
We advise clients in all aspects relating to advertising through all media and channels including new social media, online and offline, and via competitions and prizes.
Our aviation law experts advise on claims relating to particular activities by agents including fraudulent ticketing activity, breach of the BSP Regulations and insolvency.
GDPR and Privacy
Passenger data is at the heart of your business and our expert data protection experts can help keep it safe. We advise on the management of mass data, and its retention and use.
Blake Morgan has long-standing experience of providing aviation law solutions to major airlines. We are recognised as leaders in this area and are regularly instructed by leading world airlines including Air France, KLM and others.
“They have specialist knowledge in the travel sector and provide speed to action, clear advice, dedicated expertise and commercial savvy.”
- Chambers and Partners UK, 2018
Advising on the sale of a substantial ground services business at London Heathrow Airport operated by airlines. The sale progressed via an auction process and was successfully concluded, including all employment and pension law aspects.
Advice regarding the introduction of IATA's new distribution capability ("NDC") concept across the UK travel trade, including reviewing and amending draft agreements and documents.
Advising in connection with practices by online travel agents, affecting distribution of tickets, and assisting in connection with financial recoveries.
Awards and Accolades
The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, which came into force in 2021, overhauled rights and obligations regarding the processing of personal data in the...Read More
Daniel Scognamiglio, Partner at law firm Blake Morgan, looks at how insurers can recover outlay using rights enshrined in law in an article first published in the July edition of...Read More
Business travel and insuring the businesses that arrange business travel post-pandemic will be far from ‘business as usual’. There are a number of changes that businesses need to be aware of....Read More
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. The Prize was established in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction by female authors written in English to the...Read More
If you are a claimant, witness or an expert making a false statement it is likely that you will face committal proceedings for contempt of court
Daniel Scognamiglio examines the Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Limited v Zafar  EWCA Civ 392 case, which serves as an important reminder to all witnesses as to making false or...Read More