Katja H. Brecke|Partner


Hamburger Allee 4
60486 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 979885-455

+49 151 55044262



2019Insurance considerations for aircraft financing and leasing in Germanywebsite icon
2019Aviation Finance & Leasing in Germanywebsite icon
2019Creating and registering security interests over aircraft in Germanywebsite icon
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  • Admitted to the German Bar since 2011, joined Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein in 2011
  • Representation and advice to domestic and international airlines, banks, lessors, and companies in the aviation and travel industry, including aircraft and aircraft engine transactions, repossession of airplanes, contract and regulatory issues, questions of liability, claims handling, representation before courts and governmental agencies
  • Professional experience: European Agency for Flight Safety/EASA (2010–2011)
  • Legal clerkship at the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court District and at the German Administrative University of Applied Sciences, Speyer
  • Studied at Leiden University, Netherlands (2010), New York University NYU, SCPS, USA (2008–2009 ), Lausanne University, Switzerland (2001–2002), Mannheim University (2000–2004)
  • Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance (2015); LL.M. in Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law from Leiden University, Netherlands (2010)

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  • Memberships: EALA (European Air Law Association), IAWA (International Aviation Women’s Association), EAC (European Aviation Club), G.A.R.S. (German Aviation Research Society), DAJV (German-American Lawyer Union), ILWR (Institute of Airspace and Outer Space Law (Friends and Sponsors))
  • Managing director of CHS Claims Handling Solutions GmbH
  • European private pilot licence (PPL A)
  • Languages: German, English, French
  • Credentials:
    • Extrajudicial and judicial representation of numerous domestic and international aviation companies, also before governmental agencies and arbitration boards
    • Advice to a Swiss bank on the financing of airplanes and registered liens
    • Advice to a lessor on the repossession of commercial aircrafts