Dr. iur. Andreas Kadletz, LL.M. (McGill)

 Andreas Kadletz    Dr. iur. (Heidelberg)  LL.M. (McGill)


International Lawyer and manager [0]. Born in January 1969. Originally from Germany, he has lived and worked in North America, England and Asia. [1]

Dr. Andreas Kadletz holds a PhD in law (Dr. iur.) of Heidelberg University (Ruperto Carola) in Germany [2] and an LL.M. degree of McGill University in Montréal, Canada, [3] where he was also awarded the Institute of Air and Space Law Essay Prize (1996) [4]. He served as a correspondent for UNIDROIT Rome. [5]

His legal works between 1996 and 1999 contributed to shaping the Montreal Convention 1999 as a successor to the Warsaw Convention 1929 in international air transport law [6]. Dr. Kadletz was referenced by the German Federal Government in the context of harmonization of the German Civil Aviation Act with the Montreal Convention 1999 and European aviation laws [6a].

As attorney-at-law he advised and represented in the Concorde air crash matter at Paris 2000 [7], in the mid-air aircraft collision at Lake Constance 2002 and in global M&A transactions [8]. He represented (China) government positions in territorial matters. [9]

Since 2003 Dr. Andreas Kadletz is also General Counsel of the Keiper Recaro Group (today named only Recaro Group) [10] as well as of PKG Holding [11] and MP Beteiligungen (investment holding company) [12].

Dr. Andreas Kadletz is on the management board of various companies in China [13], Latin America [14] and other countries.

Dr. Andreas Kadletz is a frequent speaker about international topics (establishing cross-border business and managing business abroad [15], corporate governance [16]) and published numerous articles about international aviation and business law. [17]

Dr. Andreas Kadletz is active in sports, and at the age of 50 he can still complete marathons in less than three hours [18] and finish on podiums [19].



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[0] For example, p;,+Andreas,+Stuttgart/8mt


[1] For professional stages of life in North America, England, Asia: „Recent Developments of Air Carrier Liability – European Views and Trends“, Korean Journal of Air and Space Law 11 (1999), page 209 = Liber Amicorum for Prof. Dr. Doo Hwan Kim, Seoul, Korea


[2] Kadletz, Andreas, Dr. iur. utr., Haftung und Versicherung im internationalen Lufttransportrecht (Diss. Heidelberg, Peter Lang Publishing, Berlin Bern Ney York Paris 1998);;;


[3] Kadletz, Andreas. LL.M., Conflicts of laws in private international air law : the contracts of carriage by air, aviation insurance, aircraft purchase, finance, the creation of security rights in aircraft and a common general part. (McGill University Montréal Canada 1996);;;;


[4] McGill University, Institute of Air and Space Law Essay Prize 1996 


[5] UNIDROIT correspondent: examples -;


[6] Montreal Convention formally: the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air;; • „The Current Crisis in Contractual Private International Air Law”, Annnals of Air and Space Law 22 (1997), pages 87 ff. • “The Passenger Domicile Clause of the IATA Intercarrier Agreement: An Obituary of Uniform Private International Air Law”, Annals of Air and Space Law 22 (1997), pages 217 ff. • “Choice of Law Under the IATA Intercarrier Agreement: Passenger Domicile v. Uniform Private Air Law”, The Aviation Quarterly (Lloyd’s) 1996/97, pages 211 ff. • Das neue Montrealer Übereinkommen vom 28.5.1999 über den internationalen Luftbeförderungsvertrag („Neues Warschauer Abkommen“)“, VersR 2000, S. 927 ff. • „Internationales Lufttransportrecht unter dem Einfluss staatlichen Drucks“, RIW 2000, S. 540 ff. • „Die Domizilanknüpfung nach dem IATA Intercarrier Agreement 1995“, IPRax 1998, S. 9 ff.


[6a] Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung – Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Harmonisierung des Haftungsrechts im Luftverkehr, Drucksache 15/2359, 14 January 2004, Deutscher Bundestag 15. Wahlperiode, page 30 -



[7] Concorde: „律师在法航"协和空难"理赔中的工作实践“ - „Legal Practice in Air Crash Cases: Air France „Concorde“ Crash” (in co-authorship with Jing Men (门晶/凯睿思), Chinese language), in: Chinese Lawyer 2003, pages 25 ff.; Unfallhaftpflicht in Luftverkehrssachen: Schadensersatzansprüche von Passagieren bei nationaler und internationaler Beförderung (Heymann publishing 2000) | Marietta Benkö, Andreas Kadletz | ISBN: 9783452248442;ücher-Andreas-Kadletz/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A186606%2Cp_27%3AAndreas%20Kadletz




[9] Andreas Kadletz: “China, Taiwan and the Warsaw Convention”, Annals of Air and Space Law, vol. 23 (1998), pages 143 ff.; Men, Jing: The US/China Aviation Collision Incident at Hainan in April 2001 – China’s Perspective, in: German Journal of Air and Space Law (ZLW) 2002, page 557


[10] General Counsel Keiper Recaro Group;


[11] PKG Holding,+Kaiserslautern/HRA+2522;


[12] MPBG ;,+Kaiserslautern/HRB+3646


[13] Board China (2013);


[14] Latin America;;;,+Kaiserslautern/HRB+31044


[15] Cross border business and managing business abroad: “Canada Links the World – About Cross-Border Investment, Aviation and More”, The Canadian-German Lawyer, December 1999, pages 2 ff.; Establishing business in China:; Manager of international investment Holding:,+Kaiserslautern/HRB+31016


[16] Corporate Governance;


[17] Selected examples: speaker at The 27th Annual Pacific Northwest Aviation Law Seminar, Washing- ton, October 1999. German Journal of Air and Space Law (ZLW) 2000, 94; 2010 - 3rd Copenhagen Aircraft Finance Legal Seminar - EALA | The European Air Law › uploads › 2013/11 › 2010-Co...; International Conference Air and Space Law, Montreal, October 1996,


[18] Paris Marathon 2018 (bib 1018),;;; Paris Marathon 2019 (bib 1374),;


[19] 1st at half marathon Sanwald Heumaden 2018 (group M45, bib 1032);;;

 2nd at 10 km race Mercedes Laufwelt Rastatt 2019 (group M50, bib 324);;  

 3rd at half marathon Bottwartal 2018 (group M45; bib 1017);;