Rainer Amann joined Urwantschky Dangel Borst in 2000 and has been a partner since 2006. The firm has specialised in aviation law since 1955.
Mr Amann has extensive experience in German and international aviation law. He mainly acts for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, insurers and reinsurers.
He has considerable expertise in many extra-judicial and litigation matters on passenger, hull, cargo and baggage claims and subrogation claims for airlines and their insurers. He is regularly involved in the negotiation and drafting of air transport agreements and terms and conditions of carriage. He also advises on product liability claims, airport, ground handling, regulatory matters and financing. His clients are profiting from his links with aviation law experts throughout the world.
Mr Amann studied at the University of Constance from 1993 to 1998 and worked with the Regional Court in Ulm from 1998 to 2000. He was admitted to the German Bar in 2000.
He was awarded a specialist degree in transportation law from the Bar Association.
Mr Amann is an active member of the Aviation Insurance Association, the European Air Law Association and the Transportation Lawyers Association.
He is regularly mentioned in the annual editions of Who's Who Legal, in the Best Lawyers in Germany and in the Expert Guides of the World's Leading Lawyers.
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