Christine Kranich|Partner


Große Elbstraße 36
22767 Hamburg

+49 40 317797-56


2021EASA AOC: to cert or not to cert?
(EU Regulation 2018/1139 enables airlines that operate in more than one EU member state under multiple air operator certificates (AOCs) to obtain a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AOC)
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2021Sustainable aviation fuel in Germany
(As the aviation sector is facing ever-growing political pressure to implement effective decarbonisation measures, the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is at the centre of the legislature's agenda for the coming years – both in the European Union and in EU member states.)
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2020Aviation industry trends – Germany - audio interview
(ILO - International Law Office)
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  • Admitted to the German Bar since 1999 and as Attorney and Counselor at Law to the Bar of California since 2001; joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2018
  • Representing and advising airlines, lessors, banks, insurances, MROs, manufacturers and other companies in aviation matters (scheduled and charter flights as well as business aviation) in national and international transactions (including VAT issues) as well as registration/deregistration of aircraft and mortgages thereon in Germany and the International Registry
  • Professional experience: Schierk & Bechtloff (2001 – 2018), First District Appellate Project (2000), Kesseler & Linehan (1998 – 1999) Onischke (1995 -1996)
  • Legal clerkship in Hamburg and San Francisco (1996 – 1998)
  • LL.M. in US Legal Studies at Golden Gate University of San Francisco (1999 – 2000)
  • Studied at University of Hamburg (1990 – 1994)

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  • Memberships: EALA (European Air Law Association), DAJV (German-American Lawyer Union), DGLR (German Society for Aviation and Airspace), CalBar (Bar of California)
  • Languages: German, English
  • Credentials:
    • Representation of numerous national and international airlines re: drafting and negotiating of sale, leasing, financing, management, ground handling and maintenance contracts in relation to aircraft and engines
    • Drafting of financing documentation for several banks in relation to financing of aircraft and engines as well as representation and advice on registration of the bank as aircraft owner respectively mortgagee in Germany and on enforcement of its rights in Germany
    • Advising and representating  lessors on registration/deregistration of aircraft in Germany and other specific German law matters
    • Contractual advice to a sailplane manufacturer