As soon as she joined the firm in 1999, Laura Dubois specialized in aeronautics and aviation law, in civil and product liability and in contract law. Her dual French and American citizenship and her bilingualism enabled her to develop the firm’s international practice.
She has a daily practice in aeronautics and aviation litigation and counseling for French, European and American actors of the industry (airframer, OEMs, subcontractors, MROs, GSE and tooling manufacturer, airlines and aircraft operators…) involved in the manufacturing, the certification, the maintenance and the operating of aircraft. She provides counseling within the drafting and negotiation of contracts (sale, financing, maintenance, leasing, operating and chartering of aircraft, industrial subcontracting and service agreements…) and assists them with their everyday business and the formalities and approval procedures with the civil aviation authorities (DGAC, EASA, FAA). She also represents them in civil, commercial and criminal litigation and court-ordered expertises in matters pertaining to civil, tort, contractual or product liability, arising from performance of contracts and aircraft and equipment maintenance, sometimes within aircraft incidents or accidents and/or together with their insurer.
She therefore has a perfect knowledge of French and European (EASA) aviation regulation and is familiar with FAA aviation regulation (FAR).
More recently, she has extended her expertise in aeronautics to European competition law, and in particular to abuse of a dominant position.
Her specialization in aeronautics and aviation law led her to become a member of the SFDAS (French Society of Aviation and Spatial Law) and the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA).
She is also a speaker at conferences and training on regulations and legal requirements applicable to MRO activities and maintenance organizations.
She also has a general counseling and litigation practice in contract law and liability and in competition law, in particular for distribution operators (selective distribution, agency, sale, brokerage…) for various industries (service, manufacturing, industrial subcontracting, cooperation…). She also regularly assists the firm’s clients as creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.
This general practice is international as well, as it involves foreign clients or French clients for their activity abroad.