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Gonzalo Yelpo

Gonzalo Yelpo holds a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law in Uruguay, also holds an Executive MBA from IAE Business School in Argentina and a Diploma in Air Law from IATA with specialization in International Air Law, Airline Contracts, Aircraft Purchase and Financing and Operational Leasing.

Gonzalo worked in the Legal Directorate of Pluna, the Uruguayan flag carrier, for more than twelve years of which for the last eight years he was the Legal Director prior to starting his own projects. Together with being a partner at Yelpo & Facal he is Legal Director of ALTA, the Latin American Air Transport Association. Gonzalo has extensive experience in the airline business sector, its regulatory framework and in public-private sector relations.

Gonzalo also has been involved in negotiations of contracts in every area areas in the airline business. His experience as head in house Counsel of an airline together with counseling lessors, financers and other airline providers, together with his experience in litigation in airline liability, gives him a unique expertise in the airline business. He lectured in several conferences and seminars for ICAO, IATA and the International Bar Association among others, and he is Chair of the ALTA Aviation Law Americas Conference.

Gonzalo was educated at St. Catherine’s School, B.A. in Law (1990); Universidad de la República , Attorney and Doctor in Law and Social Sciences (1998); Aviation Training and Development Institute (IATA-ATDI), Montreal, Diploma in Air Law  (2002);  ATDI, Geneva, Aircraft Purchase Contracts and Operating Leases (1999); ATDI, Geneva, Airline Contract Law (2000); ATDI, Geneva, International Air Law (2001); ATDI Singapore, Legal Aspects of Aircraft Financing (2002); IAE Business School (Argentina), Executive MBA (2006).

Gonzalo speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese.