Erkelens Law

Erkelens Law is a boutique firm that is focusing on the Aviation sector.

The firm’s Aviation practice covers the full range of legal services in the Aviation sector. Its lawyers have a horizontal view on the clients’ issues: their expertise is not limited to certain specific legal domains, they can assist with a whole range of matters related to the Aviation sector. The practice delivers seamless efficient answers to the clients’ problems and questions, based on thorough knowledge of their businesses, combined with high standard legal skills.

Erkelens Law’s activity includes regulatory, commercial and contentious advice in relation to airport economic regulation, airport charges, groundhandling, slot allocation and slot transfers, air traffic control, privatization of airport and ATM activities, security and safety, the relationship between airlines, airports and other stakeholders, and the use of new technologies in the Aviation and Aerospace sectors.

The firm assists clients under international law, EU law and Belgian law, and in several countries. The lawyers have a proven track record of landmark litigation cases showing market understanding, which in addition to legal knowledge entails economic and political understanding, and often also operational and technical understanding.

Founding partner Catherine Erkelens launched the firm after having been the co-head of the International Aviation Group of an international law firm from 2003 to 2016.

Erkelens Law’s Aviation practice is ranked by EMEA LEGAL 500. It was awarded the “Client Choice” Award 2017 and 2018 for Aviation, Belgium. Erkelens Law also was awarded “Aviation Law Firm of the Year in Belgium” by Corporate INTL Global Awards in 2018 and again in 2019.

Catherine Erkelens is listed among the “Global Elite Thought Leaders” EMEA for Aviation Regulatory by “Who’s Who Legal” Aviation 2019, and as “Leading Individual” in Aviation by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019.