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Ulrich Steppler

Winner – Aviation, Germany

Ulrich Steppler co-heads the transportation, aviation and logistics group at Arnecke Siebold. He specializes in aviation matters, focusing in particular on passenger air transportation, and has extensive experience of aviation litigation and regulatory matters.

Mr Steppler has published numerous articles and case notes in the German Journal of Air and Space Law and Kluwer’s AIR & Space LAW, as well as for the International Law Office and other law journals. He also wrote a book on International Air Transport Association interlining and published a collection of regulations on the inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Mr Steppler is a member of the European Air Law Association and of the American Bar Association Forum Air and Space Law. He has been listed as a leading individual in Legal 500’s Legal Experts. He represents various international airlines, industryparticipants and organizations in all relevant areas. Recent work includes the challenge of the European Court of Justice’s decision in Sturgeon; the representation of airlines before the German Emissions Trading Authority as regards the denied approval for submitted tonne-km and emissions reports; as well as before the German Civil Aviation Authority and the CivilAviation Administration of China in an issue concerning the bilateral air service agreement with  China. Mr Steppler also advised on a major multi-jurisdictional aircraft repossession case and on aircraft finance matters, including registration issues.

Mr Steppler is also a member of the German Bar Assocation and the Travel Industry Club.

What clients said:
“His knowledge and experience of aviation law make it a joy to work with him.”
“He seeks to pre-empt future potential problems, to tailor his advice and to offer additional advice accordingly.”
“His advice has been well measured and concise, as well as commercial and relevant to the issues at hand.”
“He always responds quickly and professionally, sometimes at the most inconvenient times (Christmas Day being one example).”