Conference on International Aviation Liability and Insurance - 17-18 April 2015

8th Annual McGill Conference on International Aviation Liability and Insurance

The conference is accredited by the Barreau du Québec for 12.25 hours of continuing legal education (#10099620).

Full conference program and speakers [.pdf] (updated 18 March).

Presentations only program:

Friday, April 17

9:00 – 9:10 - Introductory remarks

Speaker:
  Daniel Jutras – Dean, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal

9:10 – 10:30 - 1. Recent developments in aviation liability & insurance

Chair:
  Jim Morris – Irwin Mitchell, London - Presentation [.pptx]
Speakers:
  Dan Correl – Clyde & Co., New York - Presentation [.pptx]
  Jeanne O'Grady – Speiser Krause, New York - Presentation [.pptx]
  Thomas Rouhette – Hogan Lovells, Paris - Presentation [.pptx]
  Carlos Villacorta Salís – BCv Lex, Madrid - Presentation [.docx]
  Dan Soffin – Kennedys, London - Presentation [.ppt]

10:50 – 12:00 - 2. Jurisdiction and forum non conveniens

Chair:
  Patricia Barlow – Barlow Law, San Francisco
Speakers:
  Christopher Knight – Fowler White Burnett, Miami
  Allan Mendelsohn – Attorney at Law, Washington, DC
  Peter Neenan – Stewarts Law, London - Presentation [.pptx]

12:00 – 13:30 - Lunch

Keynote address:
  David Shapiro – Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer, Air Canada, Montreal, Canada

13:30 – 15:00 - 3. Flying over conflict zones: The legacy of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

Chair:
  Alejandro José Piera Valdés – Guanes Heisecke & Piera, Asunción
Speakers:
  Chris Dalton – ICAO, Montreal
  Carole Gates – IATA, Montreal
  Arsen Herasymiv – Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, Kiev
  Katherine B. Posner – Condon & Forsyth, New York
  J. Denny Shupe, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia
  Bruce Garrow, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Toronto

15:20 – 17:00 - 4. Antitrust liability & immunity

Chair:
  Katherine Kay – Stikeman Elliott, Toronto
Speakers:
  Stephen Lachter – Cozen O’Connor, Washington, DC
  Solange Leandro – Ince & Co., London
  Anita Mosner – Holland & Knight, Washington, DC
  Mark Rosman – Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Washington, DC

Saturday April 18

8:30 – 9:30 - 5. What constitutes an “accident” under Article 17 of Warsaw/Montreal: A look at unruly passengers & liability for acts of unlawful interference

Chair:
  Tim Trembley – Paterson McDougall, Toronto
Speakers:
  Michael Jennison – US Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC - Presentation [.pps]
  Norberto Luongo – Argentina Delegation to ICAO Council, Montreal - Presentation [.pptx]
  Judy Nemsick – Holland & Knight, New York - Presentation [.pptx]
  Tory Weigand – Morrison Mahoney, Boston - Presentation [.doc]
  Carlos Martins, Bersenas Jacobsen Chouest Thomson Blackburn LLP, Toronto - Presentation [.pptx]

9:30 – 10:30 - 6. Consumer rights: Regulation & litigation

Chair:
  Martine De Serres – Air Canada, Montreal
Speakers:
  Stephan Eriksson – Liman & Partners, Stockholm - Presentation [.pptx]
  Jorge Gongora – Gongora Reina & Associates, Bogotá
  Auguste Hocking – IATA, Geneva
  Rodrigo Soto-Morales – Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City
  Blane Workie – US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

10:50 -12:00 - 7. Protection of safety information

Chair:
  Kenneth Quinn – Pillsbury, Washington, DC - Presentation [.pptx]
Speakers:
   John Illson – ICAO, Montreal
   Steven C. Marks, Podhurst Orseck PA, Miami
  Tatiana Pak, ICAO, Montreal
  Philippine Dumoulin, Institute of Air and Space Law, Montreal

12:00 – 13:15 - Lunch

Keynote address:
Richard Dalbello* – VP Business development and Government Affairs, Virgin Galactic

13:15 – 14:15 - 8. It’s not just peanuts anymore: carrier liability for contagious disease & allergic reactions

Chair:
  Mark Glynn – Fernandes Hearn, Toronto
Speakers:
  Louise-Hélène Sénécal – Air Canada, Montreal - Presentation [.pptx] 
  W. Sean Taylor  – Harper Grey, Vancouver
  Ludwig Weber – ICAO, Montreal - Presentation [.pptx]

14:15 – 15:20 - 9. Liability for aerospace transportation

Chair:
  Ram Jakhu – McGill University, Montreal - Presentation [.pptx]
Speakers:
  Michael Chatzipanagiotis – Attorney at Law, Athens - Presentation [.pdf]
  Pamela Meredith – Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger, Washington, DC - Presentation [.ppt]
  Laura Montgomery – Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC - Presentation [.ppt]

15:40 – 16:50 - 10. The complexity of international aviation litigation against multiple tortfeasors: do we need a single forum?

Chair:
  George Leloudas – Swansea University, Swansea
Speakers:
  Brian J. Alexander – Kreindler & Kreindler, New York
  Laurent Chassot – GBF Attorneys-at-Law, Geneva
  Steven C. Marks* – Podhurst Orseck PA, Miami
  Darryl Pankratz – Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang, Vancouver
  Stéphanie Rostren – Airbus Helicopters Group, Marseilles
  Thomas Whalen – Schott Johnson, Washington, DC - Presentation [.pptx]

16:50 – 17:00 - Concluding Remarks

Speaker:
  Paul Stephen Dempsey – Director, Institute of Air & Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal

 

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