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Carol Anderson is a seasoned aviation legal counsel with over 20 years’ worth of international airline sector experience having worked in London, Bahrain, Dubai and Geneva in a variety of airlines, law firms and industry stakeholders on a whole range of contentious and non-contentious issues.
Carol started her aviation career working in Geneva at IATA Legal Services. Following on from that, Carol completed her professional legal training in private practice with a leading aviation law firm in London and was admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales in 2006.
Carol then joined Emirates Group Legal in 2007 focused on Emirates’ airline business and worked on major engineering procurement on some of the (then) largest contracts ever signed.
Carol graduated cum laude from Leiden University’s International Institute of Air and Space Law in 2016 with an Advanced Masters Degree (LLM); her thesis considered solutions to liability issues faced by the (still) nascent commercial human spaceflight sector.
In 2016, Carol joined Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, as Deputy General Counsel progressing to General Counsel, prior to relocating back to Europe in late 2020. She returned to legal practice in 2023 following two years as Clyde & Co’s Global Aviation Professional Support Lawyer.
Carol has been a member of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) since 2006 and has served on the Board since 2009. She frequently mentors young females in the aviation and legal sectors. She also currently serves as an Aviation Ambassador to the UK government’s Department for Transport to promote career choices in the aviation sector. Carol was awarded the inaugural Women in Law (wider industry) Award at the British Legal Awards in November 2019.
Carol speaks French and German and is learning Greek.
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Non-Contentious Commercial Aviation
Satellite & Space