Aviation Outlook Asia 2014,Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Asia's leading airline industry gathering - Aviation Outlook Asia 2014

Dr Alan Tan Khee-Jin | Professor of Aviation Law
National University of Singapore | Singapore

Dr Alan Tan Khee-Jin, Professor of Aviation Law, National University of Singapore

- Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), National University of Singapore
- Master of Laws (LL.M), Doctor of Laws (J.S.D.), Yale Law School, Yale University, U.S.A.
- Professor of Aviation Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Dr Alan Tan is Professor of Aviation Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Law School. Born in Penang, Malaysia and educated at the NUS and Yale Law Schools, Alan teaches and researches into aviation law, shipping law and criminal law. He has also served as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Chief Justice’s Chambers at the Supreme Court of Singapore. Alan’s main research interest lies in the liberalization of the aviation industry in Asia. He is Head of the Air Law & Policy programme at the NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) and teaches at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA). He is also a course trainer for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Training and Development Institute. In 2009, he was appointed a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at the New York University (NYU) School of Law where he taught Global Aviation Law and Policy.

He has been a consultant to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on aviation liberalization in the Asian region and has co-authored a landmark study for ASEAN on the prospects of a Single Aviation Market in Southeast Asia, working as a consultant with CAPA Consulting. The study has been presented to numerous governments, including the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the Indonesian Directorate-General for Civil Aviation. Alan has also advised the Arab League, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and the contracting states of the Arab League’s Damascus Agreement on lessons from the European Union (E.U.) and Southeast Asia for aviation liberalization in the Middle East. He recently presented on the prospects of an ASEAN-E.U. Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement at the inaugural E.U.-ASEAN Aviation Summit.

Alan has published extensively on aviation issues in leading journals such as the Annals of Air and Space Law (Canada), the Journal of Air Law & Commerce (U.S.A.), the Journal of Air Transport Management (Netherlands) and Air & Space Law (Netherlands). He has also authored opinion pieces in industry publications such as Airline Business, Asian Aviation, Airline Leader and broadsheets such as the Straits Times (Singapore) and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). He has delivered presentations, including keynote addresses, at Routes, CAPA and Abacus events. He is currently working on India’s evolving policy on civil aviation, antitrust immunity for airline alliances in Asia and issues of ownership and control, particularly in relation to Jetstar Hong Kong.

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Day 2, 29 October 2014, Premium Conference

@ 09.00
Who will dominate ASEAN's “Open” Skies?

  • What are the drivers and possible outcomes from the ASEAN Open Skies?
  • Who will lose and who will benefit from the increased operations, competition and choice of passengers?
  • How soon can Southeast Asian nations open up their non-capital cities? What are the risks and opportunities?

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