Grégory mainly practices in the aviation sector, representing airlines and/or their insurers in dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration and general advice in both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has involvement in most of the recent major air losses and by their very nature most of these cases have an international dimension.
He has significant experience in product liability matters and his strong dispute resolution background includes multi-jurisdictional litigation as well as international arbitration.
Grégory regularly advises airlines on regulatory and consumer protection matters including the setting up of their business in France, slots and also regarding their relationship with various authorities.
Grégory speaks at various conferences such as the Beaumont Conference and regularly lectures in Aviation Law. Before joining Clyde & Co he was a lecturer and researcher in Public International Law at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a tutor in public law, international economic law and international investment law. Gregory has a Master (DEA) in Public Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and was admitted to the Paris bar in 2011.
Languages spoken French, English
Committee Member of the European Air Law Association (EALA)
Member of the Société Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial (SFDAS)
Gregory Laville De la Plaigne is always available; he has a good understanding of our needs and expectations and is very efficient. (Legal 500)
Major Air Losses (AF447, AH5017, QZ8501)
Representing an airline and its insures against an aircraft manufacturer in an ICC arbitration concerning a product liability claim
Representing an airline and its insurers in court against an aircraft manufacturer further to a failure of the main landing gear
Representing a commercial broker against an aircraft manufacturer before French courts in a commercial dispute
Drafting contracts for an aircraft seat manufacturer