Mediating among members of the industry during disputes brings widespread benefits, said Paul Jebely, chairperson and founder of the Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation.

Speaking during the Farnborough International Airshow 2022, he said: “I realised that that there was a gap in the market for dispute resolution for aviation globally.

“I imagined that at some point, somebody would apply the principles of specialised arbitration and mediation to the industry. Then fast forward eight years, and it hadn’t been done, and we said, well, if no one else is going to do it, we might as well do it.”


He added: “That’s really what brought us to this point. And the further and further we got into understanding the principles of arbitration and mediation and how they could benefit the aviation industry as a whole across the entire spectrum of participants in the market, the more it made sense.

“Today, we’re proud to announce the launch of The Hague Court of Arbitration for aviation.”

The Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation offers the global aviation industry specialised arbitration as a final form of binding dispute resolution conducted before an expert neutral tribunal.

Such arbitration is voluntary and emanates from the contractual agreement of the parties, though it is regulated and enforced by national laws.


Jebely said: “An arbitral award, properly constituted, is enforceable in up to 167 countries around the world, pursuant to the New York convention.

“An interesting sidenote, an arbitral award can be more enforceable than an English judgement or a New York judgement, for example.”
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