Conference on Aviation Law and Policy in Asia: Smart Regulation in the Liberalized Markets

1-2 November 2019

The Conference on Aviation Law and Policy in Asia organized by CUHK Law was successfully held on 1-2 November 2019. The Conference brought together diverse groups — academics, government officers, airline representatives, and aviation practitioners — to address aviation law and policy issues in 15 different Asian jurisdictions.

The Conference featured the keynote speaker, Professor Alan Khee-Jin Tan, Professor of Aviation Law at the National University of Singapore, who explored key areas for aviation law research in Asia; namely, market access liberalization, harmonization of technical rules, joint ventures and alliances.

Participants broadly discussed the confrontation between aviation’s growth and the dual challenges of protectionism and infrastructure constraints in Asia. Various topics such as air transport liberalization, air operator certificate regulation, legal issues on pilot strike, traffic rights allocation, new types of aircraft, competitiveness of the Hong Kong International Airport, aircraft financing and big data in the aviation industry were actively discussed.

The conference research papers will be published next year in “Aviation Law and Policy in Asia: Smart Regulation in Liberalized Markets” as an instalment of Brill’s Asian Law Book series.

CUHK Law, the only law school offering an aviation law course in Hong Kong, will organize more aviation law events and continue to work closely with aviation stakeholders to promote aviation law across all of Asia and link the region with global peers.

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