This program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O’Connor, will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the conventions apply, damages, and potential defenses to liability. He will also walk through many of the important items of consideration when bringing an action, such as jurisdiction and limitation of actions. Finally, Kende will share his own insights on how to best protect your clients when litigating a Montreal Convention claim.
Christopher B. Kende focuses his practice on international insurance, reinsurance, aviation and marine matters.
Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in handling major complex multinational litigation in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, environmental law, aviation and admiralty and maritime disputes. His experience includes virtually every aspect of pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts around the country.
Christopher is a former member of the Foreign and Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is past president of the Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Admiralty and Maritime Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). Christopher is also past president of the Insurance Law Commission of the UIA and serves on the International Organizations, Conventions and Standards Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce.
Christopher has a combined B.A. and M.A. degree from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in French.
Anecdotes were helpful.
Fascinating course with great personal antidotes that make what could be dry very lively.
Well done. Thank you!
Very knowledgeable speaker
Great presentation Very helpful, informative and useful information Please offer more courses in this area
Good presentation from experienced practitioner in this area
Thanks for sharing some not so commonly known information.
I thoroughly enjoyed this speaker; Chris Kendre seemed to be very knowledgeable of the airline industry and the treaties involved.
Very informative, well organized and a pleasure to attend.
Great course! Learned a lot about a topic I previously knew very little about