Gonzalo Yelpo holds a Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law in Uruguay, also holds an Executive MBA from IAE Business School in Argentina and a Diploma in Air Law from IATA with specialization in Inernational Air Law, Airline Contracts, Aircraft Purchase and Financing and Operational Leasing.
He worked in the Legal Directorate of Pluna, the Uruguayan flag carrier, for more than twelve yearse being his last position Legal Director, position he held for more than eight years prior to starting his own projects. Together with being a partner at Yelpo & Facal he is Legal Director of ALTA, the Latin American Air Transport Associaton. Mr Yelpo has extensive experience in the airline business sector, its regulatory framework and in public-private sector relations.
He also has been involved in negotiations of contratcts in every area areas in the ariline business. His experience as head in house Counsel of an airline together with counseling lessors, financers and other airline providers, together with his experience in litigation in airline liability, gives him a unique expertise in the airline business. He lectured in several conferences and seminars for ICAO, IATA and the International Bar Association among others, and he is Chair of the ALTA Aviation Law Americas Conference. He is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.