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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

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Aviation - Contentious 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Ricardo Bernardi wins high praise as one of the foremost aviation disputes lawyers Latin America. His top-tier practice encompasses a range of aviation matters from aircraft financing to leasing.

Biography

The founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, which has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo Bernardi has extensive experience in aviation law. For the past 25 years, he has been providing full assistance to top international airlines operating in Brazil, aviation underwriters, aircraft manufacturing companies and airport operators, as well as aircraft financing and leasing companies, assisting foreign lessors and lenders in various forms of transactions involving business jets and helicopters.

His practice covers the whole range of air law, including litigation associated with aircraft accidents, passenger claims, cargo claims, commercial litigation, regulatory air law and competition law issues. Owing to his experience, Ricardo was appointed as a member of the commission created by the Brazilian Federal Senate to draft a proposed bill to become the new Aeronautical Code.

Ricardo Bernardi contributed a chapter titled “Regulation of Aviation: Regular Air Transportation” in the book Regulation of the Economy in Brazil, from 2003, and the chapter “Infrastructure in Environmental Law – Airports” for the book Infrastructure in the context of Environmental Law, published in 2016. He also contributed the Brazil chapter to The Aviation Law Review, published by Law Business Research, London, in 2013. He has written articles and delivered lectures on aviation law at several institutions and universities, including the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC), the São Paulo Association of Attorneys (AASP), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Air and Space Law Forum and the Brazilian Association of Aerial and Space Law (SBDA). 

Aviation - Finance 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ricardo Bernardi wins high praise as one of the foremost aviation disputes lawyers Latin America. His top-tier practice encompasses a range of aviation matters from aircraft financing to leasing.

Biography

The founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, which has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo Bernardi has extensive experience in aviation law. For the past 25 years, he has been providing full assistance to top international airlines operating in Brazil, aviation underwriters, aircraft manufacturing companies and airport operators, as well as aircraft financing and leasing companies, assisting foreign lessors and lenders in various forms of transactions involving business jets and helicopters.

His practice covers the whole range of air law, including litigation associated with aircraft accidents, passenger claims, cargo claims, commercial litigation, regulatory air law and competition law issues. Owing to his experience, Ricardo was appointed as a member of the commission created by the Brazilian Federal Senate to draft a proposed bill to become the new Aeronautical Code.

Ricardo Bernardi contributed a chapter titled “Regulation of Aviation: Regular Air Transportation” in the book Regulation of the Economy in Brazil, from 2003, and the chapter “Infrastructure in Environmental Law – Airports” for the book Infrastructure in the context of Environmental Law, published in 2016. He also contributed the Brazil chapter to The Aviation Law Review, published by Law Business Research, London, in 2013. He has written articles and delivered lectures on aviation law at several institutions and universities, including the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC), the São Paulo Association of Attorneys (AASP), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Air and Space Law Forum and the Brazilian Association of Aerial and Space Law (SBDA). 

Aviation - Regulatory 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ricardo Bernardi wins high praise as one of the foremost aviation disputes lawyers Latin America. His top-tier practice encompasses a range of aviation matters from aircraft financing to leasing.

Biography

The founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, which has offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo Bernardi has extensive experience in aviation law. For the past 25 years, he has been providing full assistance to top international airlines operating in Brazil, aviation underwriters, aircraft manufacturing companies and airport operators, as well as aircraft financing and leasing companies, assisting foreign lessors and lenders in various forms of transactions involving business jets and helicopters.

His practice covers the whole range of air law, including litigation associated with aircraft accidents, passenger claims, cargo claims, commercial litigation, regulatory air law and competition law issues. Owing to his experience, Ricardo was appointed as a member of the commission created by the Brazilian Federal Senate to draft a proposed bill to become the new Aeronautical Code.

Ricardo Bernardi contributed a chapter titled “Regulation of Aviation: Regular Air Transportation” in the book Regulation of the Economy in Brazil, from 2003, and the chapter “Infrastructure in Environmental Law – Airports” for the book Infrastructure in the context of Environmental Law, published in 2016. He also contributed the Brazil chapter to The Aviation Law Review, published by Law Business Research, London, in 2013. He has written articles and delivered lectures on aviation law at several institutions and universities, including the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC), the São Paulo Association of Attorneys (AASP), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Air and Space Law Forum and the Brazilian Association of Aerial and Space Law (SBDA). 

National Leader

Brazil - Aviation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ricardo Bernardi is a “very dedicated” practitioner who remains a favourite among sources. He offers excellent insight to clients on aviation regulation.

Biography

A founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, Ricardo Bernardi has extensive experience in aviation law. For the past 26 years, he has been providing full assistance to top international airlines operating in Brazil, aviation underwriters, aircraft manufacturing companies and airport operators, as well as aircraft financing and leasing companies, assisting foreign lessors and lenders in various forms of transactions.

His practice covers the whole range of air law matters, including litigation associated with aircraft accidents, passenger claims, cargo claims, commercial litigation, regulatory air law and competition law issues. Owing to his experience, Ricardo was appointed as a member of the commission created by the Brazilian Federal Senate to draft a proposed bill to become the new Aeronautical Code.

Ricardo Bernardi contributed a chapter titled “Regulation of Aviation: Regular Air Transportation” to the book Regulation of the Economy in Brazil (2003) and the chapter “Infrastructure in Environmental Law – Airports” for the book Infrastructure in the context of Environmental Law (2016). He also contributed the Brazil chapter to The Aviation Law Review (Law Business Research, London, 2013). He has written articles and delivered lectures on aviation law at several institutions and universities, including the Catholic University of São Paulo, the São Paulo Association of Attorneys (AASP), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), the American Bar Association (ABA), and the Brazilian Association of Aerial and Space Law (SBDA). He is also a consultant to the SBDA, Brazil’s oldest institution dedicated to the study of aeronautic law (founded in 1942).

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Aviation 2018: Discussion

Aviation 2018: Discussion

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