HKA is pleased to sponsor: RAeS Air Law Specialist Group seminar: The impact of sanctions on commercial aviation

Event Details
Date & Time
16 May 2023 14:00 - 18:00 BST

No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ


16 May 2023
No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ @14:00 to 18:00

Sanctions are a popular policy tool furthering the aim of settling differences among States. Whilst measuring their actual success is a notoriously difficult task, financial sanctions have become indispensable to the foreign policy and national security strategies of several States, with the sanctions imposed against Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine being the latest example.  

Commercial aviation, being a globally interconnected industry, is particularly sensitive to them and the impact of the Russian sanctions, considering the country’s significant pre-invasion role in aviation, continues to be felt by almost every participant in the industry, including airlines; financiers; insurers; regulators; and other service providers. The seminar aims to highlight the challenges that commercial aviation and associated services face from the, sometimes conflicting, sanction regimes imposed against Russia and to identify good practices in terms of compliance with them.

For that reason, we have brought together a group of stellar sanctions specialists which include speakers from Fountain Court, Stewarts, Kennedys, Pillsbury, CCB Leasing International, NMLH Ltd and Swansea University.

This is an in-person event at RAeS Headquarters in London, taking place over the afternoon of 16 May 2023. 

PROGRAMME (in-person event only, free to attend)

13.00 – 14.00 – Registration and refreshments
14.00 – 15.15 – The challenges of sanctions
15.15 – 15.45 – Refreshment break
15.45 – 17.00 – Sanctions compliance
17.00 – 18.00 – Drinks reception

We are delighted that HKA’s Lloyd Watson. Technical Director/Aviation and Space Division Lead will be a keynote speaker at this event.

Lloyd Watson, Technical Director – HKA

Lloyd joined the Royal Navy as a Helicopter Pilot in 1980 and has spent 20 years flying offshore on operations globally. Before leaving the Royal Navy, Lloyd pioneered the use of night vision goggles in maritime environments, earning the award of Master Air Pilot and the freedom of London. Lloyd then joined the airline industry as a pilot flying commercial operations on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. In 2005, he became the Operations Director for a global airline responsible for efficient and safe daily operations. As a qualified instructor and examiner, Lloyd then earned the role of the Head of Training and subsequently Commercial Director of the UK’s largest training organisation. Lloyd successfully led the sale of the company in 2013 before joining a major oil and gas company as the Director responsible for global Air Safety and Assurance. Lloyd is an expert in aviation operational risk assessment as well as safety and piloting expertise on Fixed and Rotary wing cases. As the CEO of an expert witness company Lloyd has been appointed as an expert witness on 41 occasions and has attended court on three occasions before HKA acquired the company January 2023. Lloyd now leads the Aviation and Space division within HKA.

Event Details
Date & Time
16 May 2023 14:00 - 18:00 BST

No.4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J 7BQ


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