Carlos Villacorta Salís

Carlos Villacorta Salís is a lawyer, member of the Madrid Bar Association and managing partner of BCV Lex Madrid’s offices.

He has been involved since 1992 as a plaintiff lawyer in cases related to numerous international aviation accidents and incidents.

In the aviation field his Firm has represented over 3,000 clients, family members of nearly 1,000 passengers affected by more than 30 accidents.

Throughout the years, he has focused on defective products litigation, in cases such as the BAL/DHL midair collision over Lake Konstanz (Germany), the Flash Airlines accident in Charm-El-Sheikh (Egypt), and more recently in the Spanair tragedy at Barajas Airport (Spain), or the Air France accident in the Atlantic Ocean.

His work also covers other areas of cross-border personal injury litigation (RTA, medical negligence, pharmaceutical liability, product liability, collective damages, etc.).

He has been a frequent speaker at numerous national and international events (Peopil, GJN, BIICL, UPM, UNIA, ICAM) and written articles around different legal subjects.

He is member of the AAJ (Governor), Peopil, Global Justice Network Ltd. (Board member) and Legal Abroad (Partner). He is also Co-Chair of the Section of Aeronautical and Space Law of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM), Vice-president of AEDAE (Spanish Association of Air and Space Law) and member of the Board of Directors of ANAVA-RC. He speaks Spanish, English, and French.

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