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Vonnick is a highly reputed litigation lawyer in the aviation industry and has extensive experience in international liability claims.
Vonnick is a partner in our Paris office and the head of the Aviation Group in France, as well as head of the International Dispute Resolution Group.
She has developed a widely-recognised expertise in international litigation matters relating to product liability for aeronautical manufacturers as well as for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies. For over 15 years she has advised a major European aeronautical manufacturer concerning issues in this area of expertise.
Vonnick specialises in domestic and international litigation relating to complex, cross-border liability cases, air transport and aviation insurance, for French and foreign industrial companies, airlines and insurers. She has acted in numerous aircraft crash cases, such as the Concorde crash in July 2000, the Air France flight 447 accident in 1 June 2009, as well as the Manx2 accident in Cork in February 2011. Se also handled high profile international liability claims in other industrial sectors, including the insurance sector.
Vonnick has been practicing as a lawyer since 1984. She is a member of several associations such as IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association), IBA (International Bar Association) and of the Société Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial (French Society of Air and Space Law).
Aviation Law Practice:
We have practical, hands on experience of working within the aviation industry including advising airlines, lessors, financiers, aircraft manufacturers, groundhandlers, airports, MROs, freight forwarders, insurers, tour operators and travel agents around the world.
Strength in Breadth and Depth
Our mission is to combine our wide knowledge of the aviation sector and our legal expertise to develop commercial solutions that make business sense.
What unites our specialist team across our 27 offices worldwide is a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the industry.
We take pride in helping our clients to reach commercial, workable solutions across a wide range of transactions and ventures, at the cutting-edge of business and legal developments.
We can advise on just about every agreement, transaction, regulatory issue or type of dispute that the industry presents. Our aviation clients also turn to us for support on corporate transactions, employment, tax and intellectual property (IP) issues.