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Charles Cockrell

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Charles specialises in aviation liability and regulatory law. He acts for a number of Middle East and African airlines, ground handlers, business jet operators, regulators and other aerospace entities on a wide range of matters.

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Charles specialises in aviation liability and regulatory law. He acts for a number of Middle East and African airlines, ground handlers, business jet operators, regulators and other aerospace entities on a wide range of matters.

Charles has handled a number of high-profile aviation losses in the Middle East and Africa. He advised in relation to the collaboration between Emirates and Qantas and was part of the team that represented IATA in proceedings before the European Court of Justice concerning the application of emissions trading rules to aviation.

Charles also has extensive experience in the airports sector. He has acted for many of the region's major airports in relation to dispute resolution, commercial and regulatory matters.

Charles was named as a "Rising Star" of aviation in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Euromoney's Expert Guides. The 2022 edition of Who'sWho Legal notes that Charles is "applauded for his profound expertise in issues regarding aviation liability and regulatory law" and is "highly respected".

Charles is recognised in the Legal 500 as a key lawyer for insurance and dispute resolution in the UAE and credited for his "strong aviation practice."

He is a regular speaker at industry events and sits on the Board of the Middle East branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Charles qualified in London in September 2008 and has been based in the Middle East since January 2012.

Dubai

Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941

Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 50 645 8467

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