THE 10th ST PETERSBURG AIR LAW CONFERENCE

INVITE LAWYERS OF AVIATION COMMUNITY

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    Aviation
    authorities

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    ATS units

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    Leasing and insurance companies

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    Operators

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    Airports and
    airfields

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    Aviation
    training centers

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    Aircraft
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    Aeronautical
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    Law firms and consulting companies

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The Tenth Air Law Conference will be held in Saint Petersburg on October 8. This event is organized by the National Association of Air Law, AEROHELP Institute of Air and Space Law and Saint Petersburg State University, with the support of the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation, Federal Air Transport Agency, Federal Authority for Transport Oversight, Interstate Aviation Committee and the Administration of Saint Petersburg. Scientific partner of the Conference is International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University.

Working languages of Conference: Russian and English

Thursday 7 October 2021

19:00 – 22:00
Restaurant "Kvartira 8", Marata str., 1
Welcome reception

Friday 8 October 2021

09:00 – 09:45
Registration and welcome coffee
09:45 – 10:00
Welcome addresses
10:00 – 11:00
Lawyers House
(Kelch Mansion)
1. New perceptions on a State’s sovereignty in national airspace
Chairperson: Stephan HOBE, Director, Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law at University of Cologne, Cologne
Chairperson: Ksenia SHESTAKOVA, Associate Professor of International Law, Academic Director of the Masters' Program "Public International Law", Saint Petersburg State University, St Petersburg
Speaker: Dmitriy SHIYAN, Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Moscow
Speaker: Olga KOLOSHICH, Inspector of Flight Operations Department, Aviation Inspection, Minsk
Speaker: Yulia BELIAKOVA, Attorney, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, St Petersburg
11:00 – 12:00
Lawyers House
(Kelch Mansion)
2. Prospects for the aviation market after the COVID 19 pandemic
Chairperson: Pablo MENDES DE LEON, Professor of Air and Space Law, The Hague
Speaker: Sergey SELIVERSTOV, Partner, Sokolov, Maslov & Partners, Moscow
Speaker: Michiel LAUMANS, Coordinator International Affairs, Air France/KLM, Amsterdam
Speaker: Nitin SARIN, Managing Partner, Sarin & Co, Chandigarh
Speaker: Gregory LAVILLE DE LA PLAIGNE, Partner, Clyde & Co, Paris
12:00 – 12:30
Coffee Break
12:30 – 13:15
Lawyers House
(Kelch Mansion)
3. Liability pertaining to the carriage of passengers and cargo in times of the pandemic
Chairperson: P. Nikolai EHLERS, Partner, Ehlers Ehlers & Partner, Munich
Speaker: Diana EROFEEVA, Deputy Director for Aviation Regulation and Intellectual Property Protection, S7 Airlines, Moscow
Speaker: Stéphanie GOLINVAUX, Partner, AdaStone, Brussels
Speaker: Ali UZUN, Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary General, Pegasus Airlines, Istanbul
13:15 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30 – 15:30
Lawyers House
(Kelch Mansion)
4. Remedies and sanctions in aviation cases
Chairperson: Mia WOUTERS, Attorney at Law, GDS Law Firm, Brussels
Speaker: Rinat GAREEV, New York attorney, case manager, Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, Moscow
Speaker: Tatyana NEVEEVA, Counsel, Co-head of International Arbitration Group, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Moscow
Speaker: Katia AVRAMIDOU, Principal Legal Counsel, AEGEAN Aielines, Athens
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:15
Lawyers House
(Kelch Mansion)
5. Commercial use of drones: changing priorities, with due regard for safety
Chairperson: Andrey SHNYREV, First Vice-President, AOPA-Russia, Moscow
Speaker: Anna KONERT, Dean of the Law Faculty, Lazarsky University, Warsaw
Speaker: Nikita DANILOV, Founding Partner, Fly Drone, Moscow
Speaker: Elena SHIROKOVA, Head of Legal Department, Kronshtadt, Moscow
Speaker: Gleb BABINTSEV, General Director, Association of Employers and Enterprises of the Industry of UAS "AERONEXT", Moscow
17:15 – 17:30
Closing remarks
Member of the Organizing Committee: Pablo MENDES DE LEON, Professor of Air and Space Law, The Hague
19:30 – 22:00
Restaurant "Kvartira 8"
Marata str., 1
Gala Dinner

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CHAIRPERSONS

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    Stephan HOBE

    Director of the Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law at University of Cologne

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    Ksenia SHESTAKOVA

    Associate Professor of International Law at Saint Petersburg State University, Academic Director of the Masters' Program "Public International Law"

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    Mia WOUTERS

    Attorney at Law of GDS Law Firm, Professor of Aviation Law at University of Gent

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    P. Nikolai EHLERS

    Partner, Ehlers Ehlers & Partner

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    Andrey SHNYREV

    First Vice-President of the Interregional Public Organization of Pilots and Citizens-Owners of Aircraft

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    Pablo MENDES DE LEON

    Professor of Air and Space Law, President of the European Air Law Association

List of Delegates

Сompany / City Name / Occupation
Federal Authority for Transport Oversight Moscow, Russia Inna Agaponova Head of Legal Department
Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP St Petersburg, Russia Oleg Aksamentov Director
Avia-Triumph St Petersburg, Russia Igor Aksamentov Director
Polar Airlines Yakutsk, Russia Valentina Alekseeva Head of Legal Department
Chief Marshal of Aviation Bugaev Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation Ulyanovsk, Russia Kirill Andreev Student
AEGEAN Airlines Athens, Greece Katia Avramidou Principal Legal Counsel
AERONEXT Association Moscow, Russia Gleb Babintsev General Director
International Processing Systems Moscow, Russia Anastasia Baslerova Head of Legal Department
Manas International Airport Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Baktibek Bekbacha uulu Head of Airport Infrastructure Development Department
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners St Petersburg, Russia Yulia Belyakova Lawyer
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Sergey Belov Dean of Law Faculty
Chief Marshal of Aviation Bugaev Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation Ulyanovsk, Russia Natalia Boyko Professor
Lexavia Amsterdam, the Netherlands Niall Buissing Partner
Russian Aircrew Union St Petersburg, Rassia Oleg Bulenkov Vice-President
Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration Moscow, Rassia Valeria Butyrina Legal Advisor
Fly Drone Moscow, Russia Nikita Danilov Founding Partner
Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner Munich, Germany P. Nikolay Ehlers Partner
Lomonosov Moscow State University Moscow, Russia Artiom Elistratov LL.M. Student
S7 Airlines Moscow, Russia Diana Erofeeva Deputy Director for Aviation Regulation and Intellectual Property Protection
SOGAZ St Petersburg, Russia Aleksey Evdokimov Head of Legal Department at St Petersburg Branch
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Svetlana Fomina LL.M. Student
Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration Moscow, Russia Rinat Gareev Case Manager, New York Attorney
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Ksenia Gavaza LL.M. Student
AdaStone Brussels, Belgium Stéphanie Golinvaux Partner
Naval Academy of the Soviet Union Admiral of Fleet N.G. Kuznetsov St Petersburg, Russia Igor Grinev Senior Lecturer of Naval Aviation Сhair
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia Irina Hakimova Head of Treaties and Intergovernmental Agreements Division at the Legal Support and Legislative Activity Department
Institute of Air Law, Space Law and Cyber Law at University of Cologne Cologne, Germany Stephan Hobe Director
Vnukovo International Airport Moscow, Russia Andrey Ibragimov Member of the Board of Directors
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Ekaterina Kalinina LL.M. Student
MOSKAN Aviation Brokering Nicosia, Cyprus Moschos Kantis Director
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia Dmitriy Khlopushin Head of Flight Standards Division at the State Policy in Civil Aviation Department
Aviaservice Kazan, Russia Zaur Khusnutdinov Deputy General Director for Legal Affairs
Aviation Inspection Minsk, Belarus Olga Koloshich Inspector of Flight Operations Department
Lazarsky University Warsaw, Poland Anna Konert Dean of Law Faculty
RUDN University Moscow, Russia Ruslan Konygin PhD Student
Air Transport of Civil Aviation, Newspaper Moscow, Russia Peter Kraposhin Columnist
Korolev Academician Samara University Samara, Russia Sergey Krasov Professor
MGIMO University Moscow, Russia Marina Kulidobrova LL.M. Student
Clyde & Co Paris, France Gregory Laville de la Plaigne Partner
Air France/KLM Amsterdam, the Netherlands Michiel Laumans Coordinator International Affairs
Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP Minsk, Belarus Olga Malinovskaya Assistant Director
Aviation Club Argo Gostilitsy, Russia Vladimir Markazen Director
Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP Moscow, Russia Varvara Marshavina Expert
European Air Law Association (EALA) The Hague, The Netherlands Pablo Mendes de Leon President, Professor of Air and Space Law
Attorneys Group Moscow, Russia Anton Mirolevich Attorney
Attorneys Group Moscow, Russia Yuriy Morozov Managing Partner
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Moscow, Russia Tatiana Neveeva Counsel, Co-head of International Arbitration Group
API Press St Petersburg, Russia Pavel Netupskiy Chief Editor
African Bridge Innovation Services Abuja, Nigaria Vincent Nkemka Director
Vnukovo International Airport Moscow, Russia Andrey Novakovskiy Deputy General Director for Legal Issues
Convers Avia Airline Tver, Russia Vera Obraztsova Legal Councel
Administration of the Governor of St Petersburg St Petersburg, Russia Mikhail Petrov First Deputy Head of the Administration
MGIMO University Moscow, Russia Ekaterina Samorodova Assistant Professor
NordStar Airlines Krasnoyarsk, Russia Olga Sannikova Head of Legal Department
Sarin & Co Chandigarh, India Nitin Sarin Managing Partner
Sokolov, Maslov & Partners Moscow, Russia Sergey Seliverstov Partner
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Ksenia Shestakova Associate Professor of International Law, Academic Director of the Masters' Program "Public International Law"
Kronshtadt Moscow, Russia Elena Shirokova Head of Legal Department
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia Dmitriy Shiyan Director of the Department of International Cooperation
AOPA-Russia Moscow, Russia Andrey Shnyrev First Vice-President
AEROHELP Law Office St Petersburg, Russia Ksenia Shunkova Head of Practice of Aviation Medicine
University of Sharjah Sharjah, UAE Attila Sipos Assistant Professor
Sirena-Travel Moscow, Russia Anna Skvortsova Head of Legal Department
Gostilitsy Airdrome Gostilitsy, Russia Alexander Sturza Senior Aviation Chief
MGIMO University Moscow, Russia George Suvorov LL.M. Student
AdaStone Brussels, Belgium Hannah Tacheny Managing Associate
African Bridge Minsk, Belarus Alexander Tarasov Director
Saint Petersburg State University St Petersburg, Russia Diana Telegina Student
Convers Avia Airline Tver, Russia Anastasia Titova Head of Legal Department
Yakutsk Airport Yakutsk, Russia Afanasiy Tomtosov Director for Legal Affairs
Manas International Airport Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Bakhtiyar Tursunbaev Director for Flight Safety and Quality Control
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul, Turkey Ali Uzun Chief Legal Counsel and Secretary General
Federal Authority for Transport Oversight Moscow, Russia Irina Vakhterova Deputy Head of Legal Department
Sarin & Co Chandigarh, India Longani Vinamra Head of Operations
GDS Law Firm Brussels, Belgium Mia Wouters Attorney at Law
State Research Institute of Civil Aviation Moscow, Russia Andrey Yablokov CEO Advisor
Manas International Airport Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Renat Zholdoshbekov Head of Legal Department
Red Wings Moscow, Russia Stanislav Zorikov Director of Legal Department
Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Moscow, Russia Dmitry Zverev State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chairman of the Organizing Committee:

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    Sergey YURYEV

    President of the National Association of Air Law, Doctor in Law

Members of the Organizing Committee:

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    Dmitriy ZVEREV

    State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, PhD

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    Pablo MENDES DE LEON

    Professor of Air and Space Law, President of the European Air Law Association (EALA)

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    Sergey BELOV

    Dean of Law Faculty at Saint Petersburg State University, PhD

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    Laura PIERALLINI

    Name Partner at Studio Pierallini, Professor of Commercial Law and Air Law at the LUISS University of Rome

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    Andrey SHNYREV

    First Vice-President of the Interregional Public Organization of Pilots and Citizens-Owners of Aircraft (RAOPA), PhD

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    Boris YELISEYEV

    Rector of Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation, Doctor in Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Russian Federation

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    Alexander BATALOV

    Alternate to the Representative of the Russian Federation to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Member of the Air Navigation Commission, PhD

Secretary of the Organizing Committee:

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    Oleg AKSAMENTOV

    Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law AEROHELP


    oleg@aerohelp.com

Reviews

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    Zafig Khalilov Lecturer at National Aviation Academy (Azerbaijan), PhD I would like to note that the Air Law Conference is very useful in terms of studying and promoting air law. One of the important points is that it joins world experts in this field. Every time at this Conference, each of us feel very comfortable and cozy, as in our hometown. I cannot fail to note that all the most topical issues of air law are discussed at the Conference. I believe that in the future this Conference will be in the forefront in international rankings in the field of aviation.
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    Maria Petrutik Head of Air Transport Department at External Transport Agency, St Petersburg Annual conferences on air law have become a traditional meeting of experts from all over the world in the field of aviation. It is this form of communication that makes it possible to more deeply and substantively consider the issues of the state and development of the industry not only in Russia, but also abroad. Conference materials are of undoubted interest for the participants and should be used in practice. I would like to express my gratitude to the organizers of the conferences for the rich and fruitful program, high professional level and relevance of the topics discussed.
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    Nikolai P. EHLERS Partner of Ehlers, Ehlers & Partner, LL.M. (McGill) The St Petersburg Air Law Conference is a unique and very important international forum as it facilitates the meeting of air law specialists from Russia not only with colleagues from neighboring countries, but also from Western Europe. This is very useful as it helps to develop a greater understanding for each other in the interest of cooperation in this industry which is international by nature and has the main function to connect people more easily. The vision of the organizers to establish this forum and their great ability to create meaningful – and enjoyable – events year after year in beautiful St Petersburg, which has been a driving force and a symbol for closer ties between East and West since its foundation, is to be commended.
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    Chrystel EROTOKRITOU Legal adviser at AirHelp Ltd The Annual Air Law Conference held in Saint Petersburg by AEROHELP Institute is a well thought out conference experience, with excellent content delivered by leading experts in the field of air law. It brings together aviation legal experts working in major law firms, civil aviation authorities, airlines, manufacturers, consumer organizations and academia from all around to world to discuss the latest developments and hot topics in the aviation industry in a splendid venue.
    The great success of this international event is also guaranteed by outstanding interpreters who are very well versed in legal terminology and who possess an accurate grasp of technical and legal terms in both Russian and English languages.
    The AIRLAW conference in Russia is without any doubts becoming an unrivaled conference in the aviation legal arena that shall not be missed.
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    Aleksey LEONOV Leading Expert on Relations with the Aviation Authorities at Volga-Dnepr Airlines The Air Law Conference, held annually in St Petersburg by the AEROHELP Institute, is one of the few events for meetings of experts in the field of air law in Russia. During these meetings, the participants of the conference have an excellent opportunity not only to hear reports of foreign colleagues on air law issues, discuss the most pressing issues of legal regulation of air transport activities, and exchange experience in this field. Live communication with industry colleagues, scientists, representatives of national regulators allows the conference participants to take a fresh look at the law enforcement practice of regulating the activities of international air transport in various jurisdictions.

ARCHIVE OF THE HELD EVENTS

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St. Petersburg, 2019
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St. Petersburg, 2018
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St. Petersburg, 2017
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St. Petersburg, 2016
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St. Petersburg, 2015
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Kiev, 2014
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Bucharest, 2014
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St. Petersburg, 2014
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Kiev, 2013
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St. Petersburg, 2013
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St. Petersburg, 2011
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Moscow, 2011
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St. Petersburg, 2010

VENUE

The Tenth St Petersburg Air Law Conference will be held on October 8, 2021 at the Kelch Mansion (now the Lawyers House), one of the most remarkable and at the same time invisible architectural monuments of the Northern Capital. The invisible castle was built in 1896-1903 by order of the richest baron of the times of the Russian Empire - Alexander Kelch. The Kelch family owned an impressive collection of products from the Faberge jewelry house: jewelry, cutlery and, of course, the world-famous Easter Eggs. At that time, only Alexander Kelch and oil magnate Ludwig Nobel could afford the Faberge Easter collection. Over the years, the mansion housed various institutions, in particular, the UNESCO department, the St Petersburg Justice Department, as well as the School of Screen Art, which graduated a galaxy of famous Soviet producers such as F. Ermler and S. Vasiliev. The first Mayor of St Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak also worked here. Currently, the building belongs at the Saint Petersburg State University.


Kelch Mansion (Lawyers House) is located at St Petersburg, Tchaikovskogo str., 28

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