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Ensuring compliance with multiple legal systems makes it important that airlines are advised by lawyers that not only have a deep understanding of aviation regulations across all jurisdictions but also those that understand the commercial implications and consequences.

Clyde & Co has a long history of advising clients in the area. With dedicated regulatory lawyers in the aviation team we are frequently called upon to assist airlines on a broad range of issues.

We advise on areas encompassing bilateral air services agreements, Air Operator Certificates and licensing, EU Regulation 261/2004 in connection with cancellations and delays, international aviation convention rules on nationality, the 2010 closure of Northern European airspace, and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Authors of the "Competition impact of airline code-share agreements" study commissioned by the European Commission our regulatory team are specialists in competition law and frequently advise airlines on alliance memberships, joint venture agreements for code-shares and their compliance programmes in relation to competition law.