Berend Crans

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9423
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T:+31 20 462 9423
Berend Crans

Berend Crans

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Biography

Berend Crans is an aviation lawyer (advocaat) based in Amsterdam where he is head of the aviation and aircraft finance practice.

Berend has extensive experience advising on all aspects of aircraft acquisition, ownership, financing, leasing, operation and disposal. With many years of experience representing airlines, his practice also covers, in particular, regulatory advice governing licensing, designation under bilateral air transport agreements, code sharing and general commercial advice on matters such as aircraft operating agreements, and engineering and maintenance agreements.

Berend is cited as "one of the leading aviation lawyers" in the market in Chambers Europe 2017 and as "highly regarded" in 2019's IFLR1000.

Berend graduated in civil law and public international law at the University of Leiden and studied aviation law at University College London.


Professional experience

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  • Introduction to Air Law (tenth edition) - Pablo Mendes de Leon: Chapter 11: Rights in Aircraft
  • Le droit du financement des aéronefs: Chapter 6: Aspects particuliers de la location de moteurs
  • EALA, IBA, ABA, former Chairman of the IBA's Aviation Law Committee, Editorial Board Member of Air and Space Law, member of the Legal Advisory Panel to the Aviation Working Group, guest lecturer and programme director of the Aircraft Finance Curriculum of the Advanced LLM on Air & Space Law at Leiden University (International Institute of Air & Space Law).