Mark Franklin heads the London-based Aviation group at DLA Piper UK LLP. Having practised for more than 25 years as an aviation lawyer, he has accumulated considerable experience in handling issues relating to aviation regulation, aviation liability and risk, and aviation commercial dispute resolution.
Chambers UK recommends Mark for his 'broad, cross-jurisdictional experience and his deep knowledge of international competition law'. He is also described in this context as 'the shining light there - he has a good following and a good strategy'.
In addition to representing airlines, product manufacturers and aviation services providers in the aftermath of air diasters, Mark is regularly involved in the resolution of aviation commercial disputes, particularly in relation to aircraft leasing and redelivery return conditions.
Mark's regulatory work includes documentation of agreements underpinned by regulatory issues (such as slots exchange agreements, code shares and other commercial cooperation between airlines), as well as advising on issues ranging from air traffic rights under bilateral air services agreements to bonding and licensing rules applicable to travel providers.
Mark is a member of the editorial board of Air & Space Law Journal published by Kluwer. He is also a contributor to Volume 6(1)B Carriers (Carriage by Air) of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents.
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