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Legal Symposium 2016

Unrivalled for insight, relevance & value in aviation law

Exchange ideas and experiences, explore solutions and network with the airline industry’s foremost legal experts. With a reputation for insight, relevance and value among airline counsel, private practitioners and government lawyers alike, the IATA Legal Symposium is the world's principal aviation law conference. Join us in Barcelona for an unrivalled examination of the contemporary and emerging legal challenges facing the sector.​​​


When: February 17 - February 19, 2016
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: The Hotel Arts, Barcelona
Audience: Airlines, Lawyers, Regulators and Policymakers


Conference highlights

The agenda for this year's Symposium will cover a broad range of global legal topics.  Join us for lively panels and dedicated sessions, including:

  • IATA Chief Economist’s Report on legal and regulatory burdens
  • Airline acquisitions and alliances in an expanding regulatory web of global complexities
  • Latin America: Growth despite uncertainty
  • Contemporary trends in aircraft finance and leasing
  • Distribution and innovation in the age of big data
  • Trends in airport charges and the applicable review framework in Europe
  • The impact of Twitter on an airline’s legal risk and legal and regulatory policy.
  • Recent developments in aircraft finance and insurance
  • Are governments expanding collusive theories in modern competition law?
  • International criminal law in an aviation context
  • “Just culture” workplace considerations for the aviation sector
  • A post-mortem for proportionality in consumer protection
  • Grand debate

For a full list of confirmed speakers, check out our event app.

Proven to add value

The 2015 edition, held in Seoul, Korea, was widely lauded for its excellent program and engaging atmosphere. For example:  

  • 97% of our attendees agreed that the Legal Symposium was a valuable networking opportunity
  • 92% said that the conference content met or exceeded their expectations
  • 93% commended the overall value of attending the event

What else did your colleagues say about the 2015 conference?

“I was really impressed by the substance of the matters discussed”
“The Symposium was fantastic”
“An excellent Symposium. The presentations were all very interesting and the networking opportunities were great.”
“Very impressed with the overall conference. Almost too much to take in and absorb.”
“Debate was fantastic”



 Visit the LS16 App

Attendee Type Attendance Fee
IATA Member Airlines and Strategic Partners  $1,550.00
Non-IATA Member Airlines $1,975.00
Sister Trade Associations $1,550.00
Airport Legal Counsels $1,975.00
All rates are subject to 23% VAT
If you are an airline who has not attended in the past two years or have a group of 4 or more attendees, please email for a potential discount.  

Additional information

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