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Robert Quon

Partner
Dentons

Robert is a partner in the Corporate group and lead partner in the Aviation and Aerospace sector in Dentons’ Vancouver office.
Robert offers clients a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and
business investments.
Robert regularly acts for national and international clients, particularly in aviation and aerospace, including a number of airlines based in Asia and Europe. He advises financial institutions on national and local regulatory issues, including the creation of new financial products and services, investment and ownership structures, and licencing matters.
Robert provides legal advice and guidance to airlines relating to:
  • Transport Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency. The work includes advising on air transport agreements with Canada, air operator certificates, licensing, exemption orders, tariff terms, and code-sharing
  • Security arrangements with Transport Canada, Canada Border Services and Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, under Canadian Aviation Security Regulations and Secure Air Travel Regulations
  • Operational issues, including Competition Act, Investment Canada Act, price advertising, business and contracting issues with airport authorities, ground handlers and other third parties. In addition, Robert provides legal advice to non-carriers relating to:
  • Purchase and sale of aircraft;
  • Assisting acquisitions of aircraft maintenance operations and advising on requirements of Canadian Aviation Regulations;
  • Advising financiers of low cost carriers on readiness of proposed carriers; and;
  • Advising on Transport Canada requirements for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles
Experience
  • Confidential Air Carriers: Advanced and obtained Canadian licencing for air carriers commencing service to YVR and YYZ and work permits, and set up of operations in British Columbia and Ontario.
  •  Regulatory and commercial work for airlines: Foreign Air Operator Certification and amendments to Foreign Air Operator Certification from Transport Canada, Tariff requirements and operational licensing from the Canadian Transportation Agency, and corporate structure and domestic business activities, including requirements with Canada Border Services, ground support and maintenance arrangements with suppliers, and work permit applications and employment agreements.
Recognition
  • Mentioned in "Tobi Reyes: From tech startup to rising real estate star", Business in Vancouver, October 2014
  • Featured in BC Business, February 2008 In the Media
  • Featured in "Robert Quon joins Dentons corporate practice group", Lexpert, January 2017
  • Mentioned in "For the record", Business in Vancouver, October 2016
  • Mentioned in "Legal moves and grooves for Oct. 3", Financial Post, October 2016
  • Mentioned in "Moves and Shakes", Canadian Lawyer, October 2016
Insights
  • Avoiding an Ambush, CMA Update, 2009• Podcast of Financial Institutions Seminar: "Legal and Regulatory Developments Affecting Financial Institutions", Podcast of Financial Institutions Seminar, 2008
  • Why Credit Unions are Disadvantaged in Business Combinations: A Summary of Provincial Legislative Regimes Governing Business Combinations of Credit Unions, National Banking Law Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2008
Activities and Affiliations
  • Jurisdictional Council Member for Canada and Past Chair, Legal Practice Committee,
Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Co-Vice Chair of 2014 IPBA Conference Organizing Committee
  • Canadian Corporate Counsel Association
  • American Bar Association
Areas of Focus
Practices
  • Corporate
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Industry Sectors
  • Aviation and Aerospace
  • Financial Institutions
  • Transportation
Education
  • University of British Columbia, 1991, LLB
  • McGill University, 1989, LLB, MBA, obtained jointly with the Stockholm School of Economics
Admissions and Qualifications
  • British Columbia, 1993
Languages
  • English

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