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Viviana Martín

avianca

Viviana Martín is the Global Director of Institutional Relations of avianca, and the President and General Manager of avianca Costa Rica.

She has a Doctorate and Master in Commercial Law, Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA), Specialization in Marketing, Innovation and Digital Business, Specialization in Management Skills, and is graduated in Coaching and Mentoring.

She worked on eight public positions in different governments of Costa Rica and Central America, as Minister of Justice, Deputy and Head of Government Fraction, Vice Minister of Transportation, President of Civil Aviation, President of the Public Transportation Council, President of COCESNA in Central America.

Viviana is an Industry Affairs Advisory Council of IATA, for 4 years ago.

And she is a university professor for more than 20 years, in 4 different Universities.

Thiago Carvalho

ASBZ Advogados

Thiago Carvalho, partner at ASBZ Advogados specializing in aviation law, is one of the leading exponents of aeronautical law. He is a member of the Aeronautical Law Committees of OAB-RJ (Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro Section) and OAB-Conselho Federal (Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association), and a council member of the Brazilian Institute of Aeronautical Law. With over 12 years of experience in aeronautical law and civil aviation, his expertise is widely recognized in the field.

Sergio Riberio Martins

Beaumont & Son / Clyde & Co

Sergio Riberio Martins is a partner at Beaumont & Son / Clyde & Co working since 2011 with aviation law acting on behalf of local and international airlines as well as their insurers and reinsurers, focusing on both contentious and non-contentious matters.   Versed in liability claims arising from air carriage such as passengers’ transportation, cargo matters, airport operations and accidents in general (including major accidents). Experience in various jurisdictions across South America, Central America, the Caribbean and the US. Specialised in Brazilian Procedural and Civil Law by Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and MBA in Insurance/Reinsurance by the National Insurance School (ENS).

Roberto Held

Avion Express

Roberto Held is the Business Development Head for the Americas for Avion Express. Mr. Held has strong background in strategy, turnarounds, and finance in Aviation, having been CFO of Avianca Holdings, in addition to his banking and capital markets experience at Citi.

He holds an Executive M.B.A. from The Instituto de Empresa, a post-Graduate in Financial Law from the Universidad de los Andes and B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes.

Mr. Held has been nominated as one of the TOP100 most influential individuals in the aviation industry on Linkedin (2022) and currently analyzes the aviation sector at one of the financial journals in Colombia.

Richard Galindo

avianca

Richard Galindo, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Avianca since November 2020. Previously, he served in various senior legal roles at AGIL from 2017 to November 2020. In his role as the Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Galindo was integral to the Company’s successful out-of-court restructuring in 2019 and Chapter 11 reorganization and emergence during the COVID-19 pandemic. He holds a law degree and a post-graduate degree in corporate law from the law school of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, a post-graduate degree in tax law from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in business law from UCLA. Prior to joining the Avianca Group, Mr. Galindo served as director of the corporate/M&A practice group at Brigard Urrutia and worked in other law firms, including Withers (New York) and other Colombian law firms. Mr. Galindo is admitted to the practice of law both in Colombia and in the State of New York.

Ricardo Maluf

Maluf e Rodrigues Advogados

Ricardo Maluf is a Lawyer and founding partner of “Maluf e Rodrigues Advogados”, graduate at Mackenzie University in 1982 (São Paulo – Brazil) with specialization in International Aviation Law is a legal advisor and legal representative in Brazil of international airlines from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, with over 30 years of experience in aviation law and legal advice in corporate law, President of KANOUN Institute of Compared International Law, Counselor of IBAER – Brazilian Institute of Aeronautical Law, Consultant Member of ALTA – Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association.

Constantly participates in research committees and aeronautical studies in several associations related to Civil Aviation in Brazil and other countries.

Ricardo Catanant

ANAC Brazil

Ricardo B. Catanant is currently Director of ANAC – Brazil – Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency and holds Bachelor´s Degree in Law from PUC-SP.

He has previously served as Head of Air Services Department, Manager of Air Services, Manager of Regulations and Projects within the Agency. Former legal advisor at Infraero and advisor at Superior Court of Justice.

He has served on ICAO Air Transport Regulation Panel and working groups.

María Eugenia Torres Luraschi

Romero Zapiola, Clusellas & Sluga Abogados

María Eugenia Torres Luraschi , lawyer at Romero Zapiola, Clusellas & Sluga Abogados. Specialist in Aeronautical, Space, and Airport Law. Member of the Regulatory Commission for the Aeronautical Code. Legal advisor to international and Argentine regular and non-regular airlines. Professor of Transportation Law at the Universidad del Salvador. Speaker and lecturer on aeronautical and airport law.

Marcelo Guaranys

Demarest Attorneys

Marcelo Guaranys, partner at Demarest Attorneys, has been a public officer of Treasury Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy. He holds a university degree in Economics from University of Brasilia and in Law from the University Center of Brasília. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Public Law from University of Brasilia. During his career, he worked with regulation of public services and infrastructure in the Finance Ministry and at the Civil Cabinet of the Presidency of the Republic. From 2007 to 2010 he acted as Director of Economic Regulation of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), and in 2011 he was appointed as Director-President of the Agency for the next 5 years. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Deputy Minister for Public Policies at the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil. Since January 2019 he is the Deputy Minister of Economy.

Marcelo was the President of the Latin America Civil Aviation Commission from 2011 to 2013 and has acted as delegate and head delegate for many meetings of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Hernán Adrián Gómez

Subsecretary of Aerial Transport of Argentina

Hernán Adrián Gómez, currently serving as the Subsecretary of Aerial Transport of Argentina. Dr. Gómez has held several key positions, including Director of the National Aircraft Registry and Director of National Air Transport in Argentina. His significant contributions to the aviation industry are marked by his role in negotiating over a dozen international treaties and his involvement in legislative reforms, such as the creation of EANA and the 2023 amendment to the Argentine Aeronautical Code.

Academically, Dr. Gómez is a respected professor, holding a Full Professorship at the Universidad del Salvador where he teaches Aeronautical and Space Law, and an adjunct position at the University of Buenos Aires. He has been instrumental in shaping the next generation of legal professionals through his roles as the creator and Co-Academic Director of the postgraduate program in Interdisciplinary Aeronautical Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica Santa María de Buenos Aires.

Beyond his administrative and teaching roles, Dr. Gómez is an acclaimed author with over 50 publications on transport law, primarily focusing on aviation and maritime sectors. He has shared his expertise globally, lecturing in more than 15 countries, and is an active member of several international aeronautical organizations across the Americas, USA, and Europe. Dr. Gómez’s extensive experience and deep commitment to aviation law make him a valued panelist at our conference.

Carlos Campillo

Alegre, Calderon y Marquez Abogados

CARLOS CAMPILLO, partner at Alegre, Calderón y Márquez Abogados, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, School of Law, Participated in international conferences as coordinator and speaker; rendered services related to the aviation industry including mayor carriers, lessors, owners and related companies; founder Partner of Alegre, Calderon y Marquez Abogados. Author: Published articles on Mexican aviation law; collaborator of the Mexican Chapter for Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport for 2006, 2012 to 2015 and Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014 and 2015, member of the board of the Mexican Air Transport Chamber as representative of the Cargo Airlines (2012-2013) and U.S. Airlines (2014-2016) and President of the Legal Committee; ranked by Chambers Latin America and Who’s is Who Mexico and Best Lawyers as leading lawyer in Aviation practice. . Pro bono activity: member of the consulting board of the Canales de Ayuda Foundation and member of the board of the Non-Governmental Organization Documenta , Análisis y Acción para la Justicia Social A.C., LANGUAGES: Spanish and English. PRACTICE AREAS: Aviation Law, Aircraft Finance and Leasing and Corporate Law.

Ivette Franco

Copa Airlines

Ivette Franco Koroneos is a Panama-based attorney and the Senior Legal Director of Copa Airlines for over 20 years. She has served several positions in the public sector. Ivette worked in the Embassy of Panama to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. and was appointed several representations to the OAS such as alternate Representative to the OAS and Representative of Panama to the Inter-American Commission of Women. Ivette also worked as General Director of Legal Affairs and Treaties and Chief of Staff for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama. She is an active member of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), and of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), where she was President of The Tourism Commission and a member of the Board of Directors in the 2017-2018 period. Ivette is also a member of the board of directors of Fundación Despega con Copa Airlines.

Flavio Igel

Nantes Mello Advogados

Flávio Igel is a Lawyer at Nantes Mello Advogados, with prior experience in leading law firms, Flavio Igel heads the Dispute Resolution practice area, assisting national and international clients from the pre-litigation phase to judicial and arbitral proceedings. Flavio handles high complexity disputes arising from corporate, business and financial matters, as well as manages the strategic high-volume of low or medium complexity claims in the consumer area. His experience includes matters involving civil aviation, cash collection claims, entertainment, commercial distribution, corporate disputes (including valuation of shares), management liability and disputes related to intellectual property, unfair competition and insolvency matters. Flavio’s approach is focused on adding value to the client, conducting the legal work in a strategic and personalized manner, combining the best of what technology has to offer with innovative measures based on his extensive legal experience.

Diego Fargosi Bond

Fargosi Abogados

Diego Fargosi Bond, founding partner at Fargosi Abogados

LL.B., Universidad Católica Argentina

Postgraduate Specialist in Aviation Law, I.N.D.A.E.

Partner, Fargosi Abogados

Executive Director, Aerolíneas Argentinas (2006-2009)

President, C.L.A.R.A. (Argentine Chamber of Airlines) (2007-2009)

Alumni, Holland & Knight

Advisor to Airlines and Travel Agencies in legal and regulatory matters. Assisted airlines, leasing companies and financial institutions in more than 150 transactions regarding aircraft and engines.

Regularly consulted by national newspapers and specialized media in matters related to airlines and tourism.

Luisa Medina

Di Ciero Advogados

Luisa Medina is a partner at Di Ciero Advogados, responsible for consulting and litigation in the areas of Aeronautical, Customs, Tax, Regulatory and Corporate Law.

She holds a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ and SP).

Bruno Bartijotto

LATAM Brazil
Bruno Bartijotto is currently Legal director of LATAM Brazil. Lawyer with 28 years of professional experience in the sectors of Telecommunications, Oil Exploration and Production, in the Electronics and Aviation Industry, having held, in the last 21 years, leadership positions in the Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and Government Relations areas. Experience in various areas of business law, including the following areas: contractual, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, regulatory, labor and tax, with large volumes in the advisory and litigation spheres (strategic and mass litigation). Graduated in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and an MBA in Economics and Business Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Carlos Proto

Public Accountant

Carlos Proto is a Public Accountant, serving at Ministry of Finance of Argentina. Graduated at Universidad de Buenos Aires. Master’s in Tax Administration, Université Libre de Bruxelles. Director of International Tax Relations, National Tax Directorate of the Ministry of Economy (Argentina). Negotiator for Argentina of Double Taxation Agreements and the Multilateral Instrument for the Implementation of BEPS Project Recommendations. Argentine representative to the OECD Committee on Fiscal Affairs, with roles including member of the Steering Group of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS Implementation, vice-chair of the Action Group on the Digitalization of the Economy within the Inclusive Framework, and vice-chair of Working Party No. 1 on Tax Treaties and Related Issues. Member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (2017-2021 and 2021-2025), serving as coordinator of the Drafting Group for Article 12B of the UN Model on Taxation of the Digital Economy, coordinator of the Subcommittee on Updating the UN Model Tax Convention, coordinator of the Subcommittee on Updating the UN Manual on Tax Treaty Negotiations, coordinator of the Subcommittee on Rules and Procedures of the Committee of Experts, and coordinator of the Subgroup on Dispute Resolution. Representative of Argentina to the Tax Specialists Group of MERCOSUR. Professor of International Taxation at various universities

Bruna Chimenti

TAP Portugal

Bruna Chimenti Porto is a Lawyer and Head of Legal Department of TAP Portugal for South America since 2015.

She is also Executive Director of TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil.

Prior to joining TAP,  Bruna worked in big law firms for  12 years.

Bruna has a specialization in costumer law and a master’s degree in Contract Law. Bruna also has an Executive MBA.

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