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.
- BELLECAVE, Jean-Pierre y VILLACORTA SALÍS, Carlos, «Montreal convention and forum non conveniens. An example of how the absence of transnational dialogue between judges undermines the fluidity of justice«, Revista del Transporte, 2012 (10), pp. 143-153.
- GUERRERO LEBRÓN, Guerrero Lebrón y VILLACORTA SALÍS, Carlos, «Aspectos procesales de las acciones por responsabilidad del transportista aéreo de pasajeros«, en La responsabilidad del transportista aéreo y la protección de los pasajeros, Marcial Pons, Ediciones Jurídicas y Sociales, 2015, pp. 255-298.
- GUERRERO LEBRÓN, Guerrero Lebrón y VILLACORTA SALÍS, Carlos, «Aspectos procesales de las acciones por responsabilidad del transportista aéreo de pasajeros«, en Público privado en el derecho aeronáutico: Retos presentes y futuros, Tirant lo Blanch, 2017, pp. 285-340.
- MARTÍNEZ FARIÑAS, Rebeca y VILLACORTA SALÍS, Carlos, «Le système d’évaluation et de quantification du dommage corporel en Espagne: un regard pratique» en Have, 2017 (2), pp. 141-148.
- MARTÍNEZ FARIÑAS, Rebeca y VILLACORTA SALÍS, Carlos, «Overview of the Spanish Traffic Scale and Practical Examples», en: Journal of Personal Injury Law, 2018 (3), pp. 207-214.