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Miguel Mena

Partner
Lawyer

CMS Grau
Av. Santa María 110
Miraflores, L18
Lima
Peru
Languages Spanish, English

Miguel Mena specializes in Aeronautical and International Economic Law. He participates in the design and planning of aeronautical operations in Peru providing advice on the granting of operation and flight permits for various airlines, negotiation of bilateral agreements on air transport, regulatory aspects of air transport, and aeronautical, land and maritime liability.

Miguel has been a CMS Grau associate since 1984 and named partner of the aeronautic area in 2017. Previously, he has been General Director in the Public Prosecutor's Office. His remarkable experience has led him to participate actively in the drafting of the Civil Aeronautics Laws and its Regulations, advising the Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic´s Congress Committee and the Transport and Communications Ministry.

He has collaborated in the preparation and drafting of Decision 619 of the Andean Community that regulates the Consumer Protection in Air Transport. He is an arbitrator in the Lima Chamber of Commerce and is in charge of issues related to transportation, insurance and integration; he is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Transport Law of the Lima Bar Association.

Miguel has been awarded for his research work by the Bustamante Foundation (1984), the Andean Reserve Fund (1989) and the Latin American Association of Aeronautical and Space Law (2005, 2006 and 2011). He has also taught Transportation Law at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú Law Faculty (1998-1999) and has given courses in Aeronautical Law and Transportation at the Universidad de Lima. He is currently Transport and Aeronautical Law Professor at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. He has also been spokesman at the international Aeronautical Law forums in Punta del Este, Bogotá, Bilbao and Lima. 

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Relevant experience

  • AIR FRANCE against Lima Airport Partners - LAP before Peru's transport regulator OSITRAN.
  • AIR FRANCE against Peruvian Airports Corporation – CORPAC before Peru's transport regulator OSITRAN.
  • COPA Airlines against Sublicolors before the Fifteenth Civil - Commercial Court of Lima.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Lima Bar Association (CAL)
  • Colegio de Abogados de Arequipa
  • Aeronautica and Space Latinamerican Association – ALADA
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Publications

  • The Line Flag, Airport Services and the subsidiary role of the State (La Línea de Bandera, los Servicios Aeroportuarios y el Rol Subsidiario del Estado) 2012 – Homage Book to Manuel Augusto Ferrer - Universidad Blas Pascal de Córdoba, Argentina.
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Lectures list

  • Speaker at the International Congress in Air Law organized by the Lazarski University in Warsaw (Poland) and the Latin American Association of Aeronautical and Space Law, ALADA. June 2017.
  • Participation in the XXX Meeting of the Group of Experts on Political, Economic and Legal Matters of Air Transport - GEPEJTA of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission - CLAC, 2013.
  • President of the XXXVII Latin American Conference on Aeronautical Law and Space and Commercial Aviation, organized by the Latin American Association of Aeronautical and Space Law, 2013.
  • Participation in the XXXIII Meeting of the Experts Group on Political, Economic and Legal Affairs of Air Transport - GEPEJTA of the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission – CLAC, 2014.
  • XXXVIII Latin American Conference on Aeronautical Law and Space and Commercial Aviation, organized by the Latin American Association of Aeronautical and Space Law, 2014.
  • Speaker at the XXXIX Latin American Conference on Aeronautical Law and Space and Commercial Aviation, organized by the Latin American Association of Aeronautical and Space Law, 2015.
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Education

  • 2000 – Business Law Master, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • 1992 – Aviation Law Postgrade Degree, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.
  • 1982 – Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. 
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Expertise