EBBLAW

Aviation

Turkey’s aviation market develops continuously, and the legislation aims to comply with international conventions and EU regulations. Turkey is now a “Montreal country” and the firm has intentionally developed its reputation in this area significantly since it was founded and aviation is one of the areas Erçin Bilgin Bektaşoğlu is renowned for.
 
The Firm assists major London law firms specialising in aviation and frequently acts for the London reinsurance market. In addition, it represents air carriers, ground handlers and local insurers. The undertaken work ranges from casualties and personal injury to cargo claims and passenger rights to regulatory advice.
 
Feyzi Erçin leads the aviation team and has an extensive experience on the local handling of major aviation accidents. On behalf of London insurers, he was handling the Turkish Airlines total loss in 2003 and is continuing to handle the major 2007 Atlas Jet crash. In addition, he is instructed in respect of various helicopter and general aviation accidents. Class actions, claims for material and moral damages, actuarial calculations, local investigation of aircraft accidents are all part of his experience. Feyzi Erçin also handles various claims in an extended range of subjects such as denied boarding, bird strike, jet blast and chartering disputes.
 
Who’s Who Legal has described him in their Aviation Marketplace Analysis as “a very capable and pragmatic” lawyer with a “great reputation” in handling major losses and coverage disputes. Erçin Bilgin Bektaşoğlu was one of the Principal Sponsors of the IATA Legal Symposium 2007 in Istanbul, where Feyzi Erçin was a speaker. He regularly attends the Symposium ever since.
 
On the finance side, Sinan Şenol advises banks and financial leasing companies in relation to aviation finance.