Rogelio N. Maciel
T: (+54 11) 4813-2044
F: (+54 11) 4813-1289
Rogelio is one of the founding partners of the firm in 1991 and heads up the aviation department. He received an LLB in Law and acted, for many years, as legal counsel to the National Board of Civil Aviation Administration, the Airports Board, and the Commission for Investigation of Civil Aviation Accidents.
He was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Argentine Aviation Code and of Argentine Delegations to ICAO Assemblies, acting also as legal advisor to European companies in the privatization of the Argentine Airports System in 1997.
One of his specialised areas of practice is international aircraft finance, advising clients on all related aspects of financing, leasing, selling, and buying of aircraft, engines and spare parts. He and the members of the firm’s aviation department currently provide counselling to airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, as well as asset-based financiers and insurers. Another major area of Rogelio’s extensive experience covers regulatory matters, governmental relations, labour and litigation.
He was speaker at aviation conferences and seminars worldwide and is author of the Argentine chapters in books: “Aircraft Finance” (Sweet & Maxwell1991); “Security Interest in aircraft and engines” (Kluwer 1998); “Aircraft Liens & Detention Rights” (Sweet & Maxwell 1998); “Air Transport” Getting the Deal Through (Global Competition Review 2006); “The 2001 Cape Town Convention: an Argentine perspective” (Air & Space Law 2004); “Aircraft Repossession and Enforcement” (Kluwer 2009) and has written articles on privatization of airlines in Latin America, Air transport agreement in Mercosur and other aviation related matters.
Rogelio is a member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association, the International Bar Association (Committee on Aviation Law), and of the Argentine, Brazilian and Ibero-American Institutes of Air & Space Law. He is a Colonel (Rtd) of the Argentine Air Force Legal Corps and a private pilot. He speaks Spanish and English.