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Pablo Mendes De Leon

Professor of Air and Space Law

Name
Prof.dr. P.M.J. Mendes De Leon
Telephone
+31 71 527 7725
E-mail
p.m.j.mendesdeleon@law.leidenuniv.nl

Pablo Mendes de Leon has been Professor of Air and Space law and Head of Department/Executive Chair of the International Institute of Air and Space Law since 15 April 2008.

More information about Pablo Mendes De Leon

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Pablo Mendes de Leon studied at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands from 1974 to 1979. He continued his studies at the University of Paris 2, and during this period he also followed a training programme at the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Subsequently, he worked for the EC Delegation at the United Nations in New York. In 1981, he started his professional career at the law firm Barents and Krans in The Hague, where he practised European Community Law, company law and bankruptcy law.

In 1985, Mendes de Leon joined Leiden University, where he obtained his doctoral (PhD) degree (with honours) in 1992 on a thesis entitled "Cabotage in International Air Transport Regulation". In addition to his teaching position, he acted as Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law, which was formally established in 1986. In this capacity, he organised a number of international conferences on topical developments in international aviation and space law. Besides his academic research as a Meijers Fellow, Mendes de Leon carries out studies for third parties. From 2003 until 2007, he was Director of Air Law Research at the International Institute of Air and Space law. He lectures private international air law and competition law in the Institute's Advanced LL.M. programme. Moreover, he is a regular speaker at conferences on international aviation developments. 

Professor Mendes de Leon maintains memberships in organisations that work to combine air and space law and education including: 

  • President, European Air Law Association (see: www.eala.aero
  • Honorary Judge, District Courts, The Netherlands
  • Honorary President, Student Association "Telders" on International Law, Law Faculty, Leiden University
  • President European Air Law Association 
  • Membre de l’Acadérmie de l’Air et de l’Espace (Toulouse)
  • Member Editorial Board, Air and Space Law magazine (Kluwer)
  • Fellow, Meijers Institute, Leiden University
  • Board Member, KLM-Air France foundation
  • Member, Air Transport Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
  • Board member, Brazilian Institute of Strategic Studies and Policies in Air Transport, Rio de Janeiro; Member, International Faculty, IATA Learning Centre, Geneva 
  • Member, Advisory Board, Journal of Air Law and Commerce
  • Member Editorial Board, Aviation Maritime Journal (Bologna, Italy) 
  • Series Editor, Aviation Law and Policy, Kluwer Law International
  • Member, Advisory committee of the Korea Institute of Air & Space Law, Hanul Professional Law Corp; Correspondent, Editorial Board, Netherlands' Association for Public Transport Law
  • Member, Advisory Board Asian Institute of Air and Space Law
  • Member, Council of the Foundation for Aviation and Sustainable Tourism, Delhi, India
  • Member, International Panel of Experts, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India
  • Member, Supervisory Board, "Aerius", Amsterdam
  • Fellow, AirNeth, Amsterdam/The Hague
  • Member, Advisory Academic Board, Airneth, Amsterdam
  • Main publications Conferences Research NAA EALA 
  • Main publications of Professor P.M.J. Mendes Leon

Professor of Air and Space Law

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Lucht- en Ruimterecht

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number A310

Contact

Publications

  • "Ius Novem", Poland Member, Scientific Council
  • Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Member, Panel of Experts
  • Foundation Advisory Board, DePaul University, Chicago III., U.S. Member
  • Northwest University of Politics and Law (NUPL), Xi'An, China Professor h.c.
  • 'Rivista del Diritto della Navigazione' (Rome) Member, Scientific Comittee
  • Dutch Aviation Accident Board Legal Expert
  • Newsletter 'Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratatrici' (Italy) Member, Editorial Board
  • Academie de l'air et de l'espace Membre titulaire
  • Advisory Academic Baord, Airneth, Amsterdam Member
  • Advisory Board Asian Institute of Air & Space Law Member
  • Advisory Board, Journal of Air Law and Commerce Member
  • Advisory committee of the Korea Institute of Air & Space Law, Hanul Professional Law Corp. Member
  • Airneth Fellow
  • Aviation Law and Policy, Kluwer Law International Series Editor
  • Aviation Maritime Journal (Bologna, Italy) Member Editorial Board
  • European Air Law Association Voorzitter
  • International Faculty, IATA Learning Centre, Geneva Member
  • International Panel of Experts, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India Member
  • Kluwer Law International Adviseur publicaties
  • Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat Adviseur
  • Rechtbank Haarlem Adviseur
  • Royal Aeronatics Society Fellow
  • Student Association 'Telders' on International Law, Leiden Law School Honorary President
  • "Zeitschrift für Luft- en Weltraumrecht" (German magazine for air and space law) Member of the Editorial Board
  • KLM-Air France Foundation Board Member
  • Netherlands' Association for Public Transport Law Correspondent, Editorial Board

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