Dimitri de Bournonville is a partner at Kennedys and heads its Brussels office.
Dimitri is an attorney at the Brussels Bar, with over 25 years of experience in aircraft purchase, finance and operating leases and commercial transactions in relation to aircraft and aviation activities, both cargo and passenger-related. Dimitri also assists airlines and other organisations in the aviation sector with regulatory matters, particularly in matters concerning the European Union. Before joining Kennedys, Dimitri was a partner in the niche global aviation firm of Gates and Partners LLP in Brussels and also held the position of legal and insurance director of the TNT Express group. Before that, he was an attorney in Brussels and Paris with Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Dimitri possesses significant expertise in the general transportation, logistics and supply chain sectors. He is one of the ‘Leading Individuals’ in the aviation sector according to the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Dimitri was a lecturer at Brussels University from 1997 to 2004 for the introduction to private law and commercial law courses. Dimitri graduated from Brussels University (1994, magna cum laude) and holds an LLM in commercial and corporate law from King’s College London (1995).