Dr Alan Tan is Professor of Aviation Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Law School. Born in Penang, Malaysia and educated at the NUS and Yale Law Schools, Alan teaches aviation law, shipping law and environmental law. He has been a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Singapore and heads the Air Law & Policy programme at the NUS Centre for International Law. He is an instructor at the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) and course trainer for the IATA Training and Development Institute. In 2009, Alan was appointed a Hauser Global Visiting Professor at the New York University (NYU) School of Law, where he taught a course on Global Aviation Law and Policy. He has also been a frequent speaker at the annual IATA Legal Symposium. Alan’s research interests lie in the liberalization of the aviation industry in Asia. He has been a consultant to the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on aviation liberalization in Asia. He has been a consultant with CAPA Consulting on a landmark study for the ASEAN Secretariat on the prospects for a single aviation market in Southeast Asia (“Developing ASEAN’s Single Aviation Market and Regional Air Services Agreements with Dialogue Partners”). He has also served as consultant to the ASEAN Air Carriers Association on the interpretation of fifth and seventh freedom rights in the ASEAN multilateral agreements for air transport liberalization. On the governmental side, Alan has worked with and presented at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (on the Damascus Agreement) and the Indonesian Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (on “open skies” in Indonesia). He has also spoken at various industry seminars, including for IATA and Embraer. Alan has published extensively on aviation issues in leading journals such as the Annals of Air and Space Law (Canada), the Journal of Air Law & Commerce (U.S.A.), the Journal of Air Transport Management (Netherlands) and Air & Space Law (Netherlands). In 2006, his article “Liberalizing Aviation in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Impact of the E.U. Horizontal Mandate” was published in the Air and Space Law journal and won the Diederiks-Verschoor Prize for Best Publication in Air and Space Law, awarded by Kluwer Law International. Alan has also authored opinion pieces on Asian aviation in industry publications such as CAPA’s Airline Leader, Airline Business and in broadsheets such as the Straits Times. He is currently working on antitrust issues relating to airline alliances and joint ventures in Asia, particularly in Singapore and China.