Arpad Szakal LL.M. Adv. Int'l Air Law
London, United Kingdom
Arpad Szakal is an international airline professional. After completing his law degree at Birmingham University, Arpad worked at the Strategic Sourcing Department of Star Alliance in Frankfurt. He then went on to undertake an LL.M. in Air & Space law at Leiden law school in the Netherlands. Following his studies in Leiden, he took part in a postgraduate traineeship scheme at the European Commission’s Air Transport Directorate and worked in the Aviation & Travel Department at Stewarts Law LLP, a London based litigation law firm. While at Stewarts Law, Arpad had the opportunity to get involved in numerous single and group action personal injury / fatal accident claims, and as a result, have gained considerable experience and knowledge of aircraft operating and air safety matters. Arpad now works in the International Aviation Group at Bird & Bird LLP in London where he is handling EU regulatory matters including passenger rights.
Arpad also has an academic interest in aviation law/business and has published articles in these fields. His academic work has been cited in leading practitioner texts and in numerous articles.