Aviation, Space & Defence conference

A l'occasion du Salon du Bourget, Bird & Bird est heureux de vous convier à la conférence "Major issues in Aviation & Defence 2019 ".

On the occasion of the Salon du Bourget, Bird & Bird has a pleasure to welcome you to the "Major issues in Aviation & Defence 2019" conference.

  • 17h30 - 18h00 : Accueil des participants - Arrival
  • 18h00 - 18h10 : Welcome & Introduction

Paul Briggs, Partner, Bird & Bird

Jean-Claude Vecchiatto, Partner, Bird & Bird

  • 18h10 -18h30 : Major issues in Aviation & Defence 2019 :

- Engine problems

- Grounding of B737 MAX

- OEM Services and Big Data

Paul Briggs, Partner, Bird & Bird

  • 18h30 - 18h55 : Trade and Risks in Aviation & Defence

Karl Hennessee, Head of Litigation, Investigation & Regulatory affairs, Airbus

  • 18h55 - 19h00 : Conclusion - Closing remarks
  • 19h00 - 21h30 : Coktail dinatoire - Drinks & canapés


We are hosting a legal workshop earlier in the afternoon on Boeing 737 MAX legal issues for anyone interested.


  • 14h30 - 16h30 : Boeing 737 MAX grounding and LEAP1B early removal : legal issues

- Boeing issues : David Schoeggl, Partner, Lane Powell

- Lease/financing issues : Paul Briggs, Partner, Bird & Bird

- Supply chain issues : Wolf von Kumberg, Consultant, Bird & Bird, former GC Europe Northrop Grumman

Question and discussion

Please note that we will be hosting this discussion with Lane Powell, our 'best friend' firm based in Washington State with whom we are working closely – though there is no legal partnership between our separate firms.

You are welcome to join either or both sessions or just come for the drinks and hot food.
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