Mr. Zendejas holds a Master degree in advance studies of International Air and Space Law by Leiden Universiteit, The Netherlands. His Master dissertation work is entitled A Globalized Air Transport Industry: Liberalization of Air Transport Services, directed by emeritus Professor Peter Haanappel, received high honors in the academic year 2005-2006.
Mr. Zendejas was admitted to practice law in 2001 and holds a BA degree equivalent by Universidad Iberoamericana where he graduated with a professional dissertation work regarding a comparative study between International Treaties and inter-institution agreements. His professional experience on the private sector has focused in the aviation industry. He worked for Interjet Airlines as in hose attorney; he also was appointed Legal VP in Grupo Hawk the Mexico, a leading private aviation company.
Thereafter, we have responsible for creating the in-house Legal Department at Vivaaerobus airline, where we were appointed General Counsel. During his stay in Vivaaerobus, Mr. Zendejas was responsible for executing the then largest aircraft purchase agreement in Latin America, totaling 52 new air crafts and their engines. In addition, Mr. Zendejas was an active participant on industry related matters, such as the elaboration of a proposal for the application of the aircraft protocol of the Cape Town Convention. On the public sector, Mr. Zendejas served as General Legal Director and General Deputy Director for Air Transport and Aeronautical Control, both in Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority, dependent of the Ministry of Communication and Transport.
Among his accomplishments, Mr. Zendejas was responsible and a member of the group who drafted and negotiated sundry bilateral air transport agreements amongst others: bilateral air services agreement with the United States of America, Belize, Colombia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
In addition, he was responsible for drafting and procuring the approval and entry into force of the amendments to the Civil Aviation Law and the Airports Law in safety and security related matters; furthermore, he was responsible for integrating and coordinating the issuance of the concession title of Mexico’s City new International Airport. As a corollary to his work in the private sector, Mr. Zendejas further developed the mechanism to enable a change in the declarations regarding the aircraft protocol of the Cape Town Convention.
Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). Ministry of Communication and Transport. Federal Government.
Grupo Hawk de México.
Master degree in advance studies of International Air and Space Law by Leiden Universiteit, The Netherlands (2005-2006).
Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA). Licenciatura en Derecho (2001).