Aviation, Transportation, and Tourism

The travel industry represents one of the main employers in most Western countries. The emergence of new airlines enabling point to point connections and the setting up of connecting hubs are all essential means of communication between the people.

Shibolet’s Aviation, Transportation and Tourism Practice team has very strong expertise in representing local and foreign airlines in a broad variety of matters: Setting up of new airlines, traffic rights and slots negotiations, suppliers contracts (ramp, handling, catering), GSA agreements, ADM/ACM handling, customer care. Our services also include related practice areas, such as labor law, intellectual property and licensing commercial agreements.

The Practice advises prominent actors of the travel and tourism industry in Israel, Europe, North Africa, and in the Middle-East including institutions representing travel professionals.

At the cutting edge of the legislative process, the Head of Practice has been part of the advisory team to some of the main Aviation Services law and amendments voted by the Israeli Parliament, Knesset and is very active in various Parliamentary Commissions, proposing new texts to regulate and defend the whole industry.

The Head of Practice is a member of the most renowned legal organizations including the International Forum of Travel Lawyers IFTTA, The European Aviation Lawyers Association EALA, and the World Airports Lawyers Association WALA.

We strive to ensure we can respond to the market changes in the most constructive way.

TRANSPORTATION & SMART MOBILITY

Despite being a small country with no tradition of automotive production, Israel has transformed into an incredibly fertile ground for the automotive and smart mobility industry in recent years. This transition is no surprise when looking at Israel’s lengthy history of developing cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies – both key components for connected, autonomous, shared, and electric vehicle ecosystems.

Many startups prefer Israel due to the active governmental backing. Investments from various authorities, such as the Israel Innovation Authority, Israel Export Institute, and Start-Up Nation Central, are promising signs that the automotive industry is here to stay and testament to the tremendous impact it is already having on the Israeli economy.

We here at Shibolet’s Smart Mobility Practice are acutely aware of the challenges faced by the automotive and mobility sector: compliance with complex safety regulations, dealer disputes, concerns over environmental impact, intellectual property disputes and licensing arrangements, and the privacy issues raised by connected vehicles. Thanks to our broad experience in the field, working alongside the world’s leading automotive R&D and innovation centers, OEMs, automotive suppliers, and manufacturers, as well as the most promising startups, you can rest assured we expertly guide and advise our clients on the best approach to these and other challenges.

Meet the team