Anna is a Partner in the firm’s Aviation Group. She heads the firm’s Travel practice. Her Practice covers Aviation and Travel Litigation, Regulatory and Commercial.
Anna has considerable Aviation and Travel law experience. She also has invaluable in-house experience at two major airlines, first with the Emirates Group on a long-term secondment and as Group General Counsel of the Air Arabia Group, the Middle East’s first and (then) largest LCC, where she headed the Legal team as well as Insurance claims and assisting in group strategy. Before joining Ince 5 years ago, Anna headed the Middle East regional Aviation and Dispute Resolution practices of another leading international law firm.
Her clients include a variety of airlines, insurers, travel agents, manufacturers/OEMs, MROs, flight services, ground agents and airports, lessors and financiers and other industry players.
Anna’s litigation practice is extensive, covering liability claims, contractual and commercial disputes, product liability and death, personal injury and cargo cases. She also supervises the firm’s highly experienced regulation 261 defence team, which has advised numerous airlines on thousands of claims and settlements.
She has handled a number of aviation liability accounts for underwriters and has had day to day responsibility for many high profile and complex aviation major losses, including the passenger, crew and third party claims arising from: Air France Concorde; Egyptair flight 990; Tarom Airlines flight 371,Tarom Airlines Flight 3107; Sudan Airways flight 109; Turkish Airlines flight 634; and Pamir Airways flight 112.
She has also handled numerous General Aviation losses and fatal losses, involving small aircraft, helicopters, kit built aircraft, drones, and even kite surfing.
Anna’s regulatory and commercial practice includes drafting Conditions of Carriage and Booking Conditions, applications for Foreign Carrier Permits, advising on international and domestic regulatory compliance and drafting all manner of commercial contracts from lease transactions to fuel supply agreements, aircraft maintenance agreements to aircraft purchase, GHAs, GSAs and charter agreements.
She is passionate about mentoring the next generation and has run numerous training seminars, mentored associates, and participated in mentoring schemes for school children and university LLM students.
Legal 500, Leading Individual
My testimonials and accolades
The Legal 500 2022
“Anna Anatolitou uses the industry knowledge gained in-house to great effect.”
The Legal 500 2022
“Anna Anatolitou is a recognised industry expert.”
“Their aviation team has uniquely good contacts within the market. Their online visibility is very high compared to competitors too – and none higher than Anna Anatolitou. They are prepared to throw full resources, when required, to support the clients where necessary.”
“Anna Anatolitou: Experienced practitioner. Approachable and personable with good commercial judgment.”
“Anna Anatolitou is an intelligent and thorough lawyer. She sees the big picture and provides clear strategy but also recognises the devil in the detail.”
“Anna Anatolitou and the head of department Gillie Belsham. Both are personable, highly experienced and very thorough. They have put their heart and soul into servicing the client.”
My recent publications
News / Aviation insurance post EU Reg 2022/328 and the imminent UK mirror legislation
09-03-2022 / Aviation & Travel
It is a difficult fact of life that crises such as the present one in Ukraine cause not only human losses and suffering of the most grievous kind, but also extreme challenges for commercial entities and sectors, and their insurers. Recent events have demonstrated yet again how crucial insurance is to all commercial operations, none more so than the Aviation, Aerospace and Space sectors. It is a sign of the current challenging geopolitical landscape that we expect certain market clauses will come under scrutiny again after many years without disputes.
News / Is the global aviation industry prepared for GDPR?
05-04-2018 / Aviation & Travel
By the nature of its business, the aviation sector collects and has access to a huge amount of personal data. Airlines, airports and their service providers routinely hold and process passenger information, crew and employee details, customer lists and details of business contacts.