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Catherine Erkelens

Tel:
Work 00 32 274 50 50
Email:
Web:
www.erkelenslaw.com
Erkelens Law

Work Department

Aviation

Position

Founder

Career

Since 2017, Catherine Erkelens has founded the Aviation niche firm Erkelens Law.

She brings to the firm an experience of over 20 years working for the Aviation sector. From 2003 until 2016, Catherine has been the co-head of an international firm’s international Aviation Group. She has developed a strong client base and leading reputation working for companies operating in or dealing with the Aviation & Aerospace sector, and was responsible for several landmark litigations with international impact.

Her experience includes regulatory, commercial and contentious advice in relation to airport economic regulation, airport charges, groundhandling, slot regulation, air traffic control, privatization of airports and ATM, security and safety, as well as the relationship between airlines, airports and other stakeholders, and the use of new technologies in the Aviation and Aerospace sectors. Catherine led a.o. the “Zaventem tax case” on airport charges, and other litigation related to: security charges, passenger service charges, the use of airport infrastructure, the liberalisation of the groundhandling market, air traffic control, commission for travel agents. She represents and assists airlines, airline associations, groundhandling service providers, airport services providers, airports, governmental bodies, technology service providers, communications services providers. Catherine also has in depth knowledge of Data Protection regulation and has worked on several Technology projects.

She is a member of the European Aviation Club and the European Air Law Association.

Catherine’s Aviation practice has been ranked by EMEA LEGAL 500 since 2005.

Catherine was awarded the “Client Choice” Award 2018 for Aviation, Belgium. Before that, she has been awarded the same “Client Choice” Award in 2017, and in 2016. Catherine also was awarded “Best in Aviation” by Euromoney’s European Women in Business Law in 2015, and before that in 2014.

Erkelens Law was awarded “Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Belgium”, by CorporateINTL in 2018 and again in 2019. Catherine is listed among the “Global Elite Thought Leaders” EMEA for Aviation Regulatory by “Who’s Who Legal” Aviation 2019.

Languages

Dutch, French, English

Member

European Air Law Association, European Aviation club, Cepani (Belgian Arbitration Center)


Belgium

Aviation

Within: Leading individuals

Catherine Erkelens - Erkelens Law

Within: Aviation

The team at boutique firm Erkelens Law attracts praise for its 'expert advice' and 'in-depth knowledge', and practice head Catherine Erkelens stands out for her 'knowledge and expertise' in aviation law. Recent work includes representing KF Aerospace and Lufthansa in separate noise standards infringement proceedings.

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EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Within: Leading individuals

Catherine Erkelens - Erkelens Law

Within: EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection

Name partner Catherine Erkelens at Erkelens Law is highly regarded for her expertise in data protection law; she recently advised the Toy Industries of Europe on GDPR implementation. The group is also adept at handling work involving the use of sensitive data, especially in the field of satellite technology. Johan Vandendriessche  left the firm in January 2019.

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