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BARIG Partners With Law Firm WSHP Rechtsanwӓlte und Notare to Strengthen Legal Section

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has partnered with the law firm WSHP Rechtsanwӓlte und Notare, bolstering their member support in the organization’s “Legal/Advocate/Notary” section.


Holger Strahl, WSHP (left), and Michael Hoppe, BARIG (right) - Courtesy BARIG/Claasen Communication

On Wednesday (May 26, 2021) BARIG, the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany, announced a new partnership with WSHP Rechtsanwӓlte un Notare, a law firm specializing in aviation law. The partnership bolster’s BARIG’s Legal, Advocate and Notary section in support of their over 100 member airlines, as they navigate the legal complexities of the airline business in Germany. The law firm has over 20 years of experience in advising passenger and cargo airlines. Airlines may require additional legal support from a specialist when, for example, negotiating with the German Federal Aviation Authority (LBA) to obtain permission to enter Germany, proceedings regarding COVID-19 regulations, air traffic taxes, or even representation vis-á-vis the German Federal Police regarding API data collection.


In Wednesday’s announcement, BARIG’s Secretary General, Michael Hoppe, said,


“In aviation, there is an entire range of subjects for which our more than 100 members require legal expertise. Ever so often, these issues are particularly specialized. Thus, only proven aviation law experts, who are familiar with the numerous peculiarities of this industry, can provide appropriate assistance. With WSHP, we therefore warmly welcome proven experts as our new business partner.”


Also commenting on the new partnership, Attorney-at-law and WSHP Partner, Holger Strahl, added,


“For two decades, we have been advising airlines in Germany. We not only have excellent know-how in aviation law, but also very extensive experience in the market. As a new business partner of BARIG, we are looking forward to the exchange with the representatives of the airlines.”


Founded in 1951, Frankfurt am Main-based BARIG (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany e.V.) represents over 100 national and international airlines in the scheduled, charter, low cost and air cargo sectors. The association works to improve conditions in the aviation industry in Germany and is the key industry contact for politics, authorities, industry and media.



Source: BARIG/Classen Communication