Legal Credentials

The breadth and depth of our aviation franchise for the Netherlands is unparalleled.

During over 12 years of executive responsibility as General Counsel and Head of Industry Affairs of a low cost leisure airline (Transavia), the founder of Croon Aviation Lawyers (Jochem Croon) has dealt first-hand with numerous complex legal situations related to different areas of law. As an acknowledged expert in Dutch and EU aviation law, he has been a front-runner on developing new corporate structures, legal solutions and/or defenses for the European aviation industry.

Specific experience includes:

  • Management of litigation and set up of litigation strategy on many different legal areas(e.g regulatory, commercial law, competition law, consumer law, claims handling);
  • Guidance on- and implementation of EU law for the airline;
  • Negotiations with governments, enforcement bodies and aviation authorities on licenses, agreements, permits and upcoming new- or amended legislation;
  • Establishment of two new airlines. Architecting and execution of its company and governance structure, both corporate and contractual. Negotiation with shareholders, manage tax rulings and governmental licenses and permits.