Air carriage

We offer legal advice on air transport issues

Air transports usually involve high value and fragile goods, which can be explained by a high demand on efficient and reliable transports for these types of goods. Air transports usually involve transports between different countries which requires knowledge in respect of transport law in an international context.

It is important to ensure that the value of the transported goods is protected

The carrier’s liability for cargo damage does not always provide full protection for companies transporting large value goods. The carrier’s right to limit its liability in damages for damage to the goods and the relatively short period of time within a claim must be submitted are important to be aware of in order not to forfeit the right to compensation (e.g. NSAB). It requires knowledge and experience to safeguard rights in conjunction with transport of goods, for both the carrier and the purchaser of transport.

Small and large companies should have internal procedures in order to safeguard their rights and the protection of the company’s goods during transport.

Questions in relation to air transport that you should consider:

Is there sufficient insurance cover in the company for goods transported by air?

Are there internal procedures for urgently submitting claims as a result of delays in the goods’ delivery, the damage or loss of goods during transport?

How we can help your company with questions concerning air transports

Our lawyers are experts in the Law on Air Transports and International Air Transports (the Montreal Convention) and the application thereof. We help carriers and purchasers of transport as well as other third parties in the transport chain to safeguard their rights.

We regularly provide legal advice within the following types of assignments:

  • Establishment and negotiation of framework agreements for the purchase or sale of air transports.
  • Assistance in establishing procedures for the purchase of transports with an international character involving multimodal types of transport.
  • Evaluation of the protection of goods within the scope of insurance matters.
  • In our capacity as counsel in disputes concerning air transports before the courts or arbitral proceedings, for example in the event of damage to goods.

Lawyers with specialist expertise within several areas

Advice on air transports often goes hand in hand with other strategic advice where we work closely with other specialist competences within insurance lawEC lawcommercial agreementslabour law and international trade.

We are the country’s largest actors in the field of full‑service business law and transport law. Our law firm can provide broad knowledge and bespoke advice within several practice areas. We help companies within all industries.

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