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Anna Anatolitou

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Aviation & Travel, Commercial Disputes, Insurance




Anna is a Partner in the firm’s Aviation Group. She is a dual-qualified English solicitor and New York attorney, practicing English law. She also has a good understanding of UAE law, having spent seven years in the UAE where she headed the Middle East Aviation and Dispute Resolution practices of another international firm. 

Anna has considerable in-house experience, having spent some years as Group General Counsel for the Air Arabia Group, one of the Middle East’s leading airline groups with bases in the Middle East & Africa and 20 aviation related subsidiary companies including: ground services, MRO services, travel, hotels, and IT. She was responsible for both the Legal and the Insurance claims functions of the Group as well as taking an active role in strategic development. Anna also previously spent time in-house with the Emirates Group Legal department.

She advises on a range of Aviation and Travel law matters, including: aviation liability and commercial litigation, aviation and travel regulatory, commercial and transactional matters.  

Anna’s clients include a variety of airlines, insurers, travel agents, manufacturers, airports, MROs, ground agents, lessors and financiers.

Anna has handled a number of aviation liability accounts for underwriters and has had day to day responsibility for many high profile and complex aviation major losses, including the passenger, crew and third party claims arising from: Air France Concorde; Egyptair flight 990; Tarom Airlines flight 371, Tarom Airlines Flight 3107; Sudan Airways flight 109; Turkish Airlines flight 634; and Pamir Airways flight 112. She heads the team responsible for handling Regulation 261 claims for a number of clients, handling around 3,000 claims each year on average.‎

London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Ince’s ‘solid, approachable and personable’ team provides ‘good response times’ and is praised for the ‘technical quality of its advice.’ It regularly handles major disputes, insurance, regulatory work, commercial and competition matters, and also houses a specialist aviation employment practice. Global head of aviation Gillie Belsham is a ‘massively experienced commercial litigator who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry and hugely respected’ and advised on a dispute involving a fire on an aircraft while it was parked at London Heathrow Airport. The team is noted for its strong Middle East practice and travel head Anna Anatolitou advises Emirates on a range of regulatory matters, and advises flydubai on commercial and regulatory matters. The team is also instructed by numerous airlines on uninsured UK passenger claims, particularly in relation to boarding, flight delays, and cancellations. Global Aerospace, Sri Lankan Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Vueling and Bristow Helicopters are clients. Managing associate Solange Leandro leads on competition work and Rebecca Thornley-Gibson handles employment matters for aviation-sector clients. Annabel Williamson is also a key member of the team, as is senior associate Ben Bright-Wood, who both recently joined from Clyde & Co LLP.

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Anna Anatolitou - Ince

Within: Travel

Ince’s ‘solid’ team is ‘approachable and personal’ and the ‘technical quality of its advice is very good’. It focuses on regulatory, commercial contracts and travel litigation; particularly claims arising under EU Regulations. It acts for a number of aviation clients; it advised Emirates on its proposed promotional activity and potential regulatory impacts; and advises numerous airlines uninsured UK passenger claims, primarily involving denied boarding, flight delays and cancellations. Magic Rooms Accommodation, ABTA , Amadeus Marketing (UK) and Arena Travel are also clients. Anna Anatolitou, who is experienced across travel and aviation regulatory work, as well as litigation and commercial matters, heads the team with Rebecca Thornley-Gibson, who handles employment matters for a range of travel sector clients.

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