Legal Symposium 2022

Paris , France
19 - 21 October

The IATA Legal Symposium is the world's premier annual aviation law event, with a reputation for insight, relevance and value among in-house counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike. The event is well known for its engaging subject matter, outstanding speakers, lively debate and, of course, some of the best networking opportunities you'll find anywhere in the industry. 

Who is this for?

  • Airline legal counsel
  • Airport legal counsel
  • Legal practitioners
  • Regulators and policymakers
  • Academics
  • Media

Why Attend?

  • It is the only event of its kind.
  • Network with over +400 aviation legal professionals from around the world.
  • Hear from experts from airlines, law firms, government, and academia on the latest legal issues.
  • Connect in-person, in CDG, a first-class aviation hub. 
Registration Type  Regular Rate 2022
Government Authorities / Governmental Agencies/ Academia $1,100.00 
IATA Member Airline $700.00
IATA Strategic Partner $1,412.00
Sister Trade Association $1,420.00
Airport Legal Counsel or Staff $1,722.20
Non-IATA Member Airline $1,760.00
Aviation Law Firm Counsel $1,760.00
Other  $1,760.00

Sponsor the Legal Symposium 2022

Associate your brand with the most renowned legal expertise in aviation.

Highlights from years’ past include:


  • Networking with more than 400 hundred global delegates from forty countries, representing airlines, academia, government agencies, airports, and law firms.
  • Powerful agendas that showcase a variety of important industry topics, including current legal issues for airline in-house counsel and airline insurers, impacts of environmental regulation, safety certification and critical issues in air cargo, and much more. 
  • Compelling keynote addresses from industry leaders, including Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation (IATA Legal Symposium 2020)


For Sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Zhonghua Hu

Sales Manager, Sponsorship & Exhibition- Event

Tel. +33 (0)6 44 27 69 93  


Join IATA's Strategic Partnership Program

Benefit from discounts on sponsorship and exhibition rates. Get on Board​!



Paris - The City of Lights 

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Paris, a legendary city, is a true source of international inspiration for many artists, In addition to its impressive historical heritage, the City of Light is also a vibrant capital of the 21st century, withits numerous exhibitions, its modern gastronomy and its lively terraces andstores.

At the heart of Europe, Paris is easily accessible thanks to its two international airports: Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and Paris Orly, which connect the French capital to over 557 cities in 132 countries. Aéroports de Paris receives more than 14,000 flights per week.

Paris is at the heart of a dense and efficient rail network, open to the major European cities (London, Barcelona, Milan, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm...), thanks to the TGV, Thalys, Lyria and Eurostar connections.

Weather in Paris 

Venue: Hyatt Regency Paris Star


34 stories high, Hyatt Regency Paris offers spectacular views of Paris and its most beautiful monuments. Completely renovated in 2017, the hotel is ideally located between the business district of La Défense and the Champs Elysées. The Eiffel Tower is a 10-minute drive away. The property is very close to the shopping district of Paris and just a stroll from Porte Maillot.

The rooms are decorated in a modern and comfortable style, they all offer stunning views, over the City of Lights. In each room, there is a work area, a relaxation area and an elegant bathroom. 

Visa Requirements: The IATA TravelCentre provides passport, visa, health advice, and much more. Visit the IATA TravelCentre!

Constance O’Keefe Aviation Law Writing Award 2022

Sponsored by Studio Pierralini 

This award is given in memory of Constance O’Keefe, former General Counsel of IATA.

Connie, as she was known to her friends and all who had an opportunity to work with her, had a tremendous passion for aviation law, enjoyed teaching legal writing as an adjunct professor at several law schools in Washington D.C., and was a beloved member of the air law community. We are honoured to hold this award in her name.

The writing award is an exciting opportunity for students to gain industry recognition in aviation law and to network with leading industry professionals. It is part of IATA Legal’s continuing commitment to foster, encourage and develop the aviation lawyers of the future.

We will invite the winner to receive his or her award at the IATA Legal Symposium which will take place from 19 – 21 October 2022 in Paris and will provide:
• Return travel to Paris
• Three nights’ accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile
• Conference registration, including all meals

Prospective candidates should carefully review the terms and conditions before submitting an entry. 

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Candidate eligibility
To enter the competition, you must presently be enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or JD course at a university or have graduated from such a course within the last 12 months. At the time of submission, you must not have obtained, nor be enrolled in, a postgraduate doctoral degree at any university (except for a JD).

Topic selection
Candidates have complete freedom in their selection of topics, although papers that critically address a particular legal problem or development of commercial relevance to IATA’s Member airlines and our broader mission objectives are particularly encouraged.

Submission requirements
Entries must be submitted by 18:00 Geneva time on 19 August 2022.
Please refer to the COALWA entry form (pdf) for detailed requirements and send it completed and  signed with your entry.
The winning entry shall be selected in early September 2022.

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