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The aviation industry is the backbone of the travel industry – every day aeroplanes take off and land every few seconds, each carrying hundreds of passengers to foreign destinations. The players that make the industry thrive are diverse. States control airspace that airlines utilise, on aeroplanes manufactured using parts sourced from around the world. Then there are the services that bring each part together. The aviation industry is broad and complex, so it naturally gives rise to equally broad and complex disputes.

Andrew Riccio and Emily Brait prepared an article discussing the use of arbitration and dispute resolution in the industry. Click for the article.

Accreditation: An extract from GAR’s The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2024. The whole publication is available here.


L Andrew S. Riccio is a partner in the New York office and co-chair of Baker McKenzie's North America International Arbitration Group. Andrew represents clients in international and domestic disputes before institutional (ICC, ICDR, LCIA, JAMS) and ad hoc tribunals, investment and treaty disputes before ICSID tribunals, and commercial litigation filed in federal and state courts. Andrew also has experience litigating contested matters arising in the restructuring and insolvency context in bankruptcy courts. Andrew can be reached at and + 1 212 626 4229.


Emily Brait is an associate in Baker McKenzie's New York Office and a member of the Firm's North America Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group. She previously clerked for the Honorable Bernice B. Donald in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Emily worked as a litigation associate at another global law firm. Emliy can be reached at and + 1 212 626 4839.