Avocat à la Cour
Prior to specialising in travel law, Valérie Augros worked 10 years in business law for firms of English origin. She commenced working with the French branch of Penningtons Solicitors (2004-2005). Then she followed one of the English partners who set-up Penlaw (2005-2014). There, she mainly dealt with commercial disputes for foreign clients of the firm. She also dealt with legal issues relating to their setting-up and development in France (advising subsidiaries and branches, drafting agreements, etc.). Through her extensive experience, she has then been able to develop a travel sector specific legal knowledge, advising for instance foreign air carriers or travel agents. She also dealt with holiday accidents claims. She thus acquired a specific knowledge of this sector.
Working with English firms in an international context as Valerie Augros did developed further skills such as working in an Anglo-Saxon context but also with Common law countries.
- CAPA – EFB (Paris)
- LL.M. in European and International Trade Law – University of Leicester (UK)
- Master de Droit des Affaires – Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
- D.U. de Droit comparé, option droit anglais – Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)
- AJFB / FBLS – Franco-British Lawyers Society
- PEOPIL – Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers
- EALA – European Air Law Association
Assisting a British citizen who sustained injuries in a road traffic accident in France and who was sued before the French court by the liable party’s insurer.
The Cour de Cassation confirmed the lower courts decisions holding the lack of jurisdiction of the French courts in this case pursuant to Regulation EC No44/2001 (Civ. 1. 27 Feb. 2013).
Collision aviaire: sécurité ne rime pas (forcément) avec ponctualité, Note on ECJ 4 May 2017 - case No C-315/15, Juristourisme n°201, octobre 2017, pp.44-47
La CJUE, gardienne d'un droit d'accès au tribunal pour les passagers aériens, Note on ECJ 7 March 2018 (three cases), Gaz. Pal. 17 avril 2018, n°15, pp.22-25
The implementation of the new Package Travel Directive in France, in Sustainable Tourism Law, coll., edited by V. Franceschelli, F. Morandi, C. Torres, published by ESHTE & INATEL Foundation, 2018, pp.565-584
The mountain, a territory for a sustainable tourism law in France, in Sustainable Tourism Law, coll., edited by V. Franceschelli, F. Morandi, C. Torres, published by ESHTE & INATEL Foundation, 2018, pp.373-382
L'expérience européenne: tour d'horizon et réflexions sur la transposition de la directive, in Dossier spécial la directive "travel" made in France, Juristourisme n°213, novembre 2018, pp.21-23
The implementation of the PTD in France: a balanced deal between all actors? Panelist, ESHTE / Inatel International Conference, Estoril (Portugal), 9-10 October 2017
Transposition of the travel directive in Europe... An overview, Intervention to the Colloquium organised by Université de la Sorbonne Paris I, Paris, 5 July 2018
NDC and GDS surchages from a competition law perspective between airlines and agents, Panelist, ESHTE / Inatel International Conference, Estoril (Portugal), 7-8 octobre 2018
Airport liability towards passengers and airlines, McGill University & PEOPIL Annual Conference on International Aviation & Liability, Dublin, 19-20 October 2018
Cross-border personal injury: comparative panel sessions and case study, APIL Accidents Abroad Conference, London, 2nd November 2018