Sipos Attila

Expert in international air law and aviation policy, Doctor of Law, Attorney
布达佩斯 (匈牙利)
Attila Sipos


In June, 1996 – Public Manager, College for Public Administration. Thesis: Regulatory Framework of Civil Aviation.

In January, 2000 – Doctor of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). Thesis: Harmonization of the EU Civil Aviation Regulations.

In September, 2018 – Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). Thesis: The Multilateral and Unilateral Role in Civil Aviation. Create Unity and its Illusion.

In January, 2017 – Passed Bar Exam.

In September, 2002 – Adv. Master of Air and Space Law (LL.M.), International Institute of Air and Space Law at the Leiden University (IIASL). Thesis: Legal Framework and Challenges of Airline Alliances.


From 2021 to present – Assistant Professor, College of Law, Private Law Department, Master Program in Air and Space Law at the University of Sharjah (UOS).

From 2008 to 2021 – Honorary Professor and Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE).


From January, 1990 to January, 1993 – Flight Operation Officer, Crew manager, Flight Department at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From January, 1997 to January, 1998 – Legal Advisor, Legal and Administration Department at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From February, 1998 to March, 2000 – Advisor, International and Commercial Affairs Department at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From April, 2000 to June, 2003 – Chief Advisor, to COO and to CEO at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From July, 2003 to October, 2004 – Legal Director at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From November, 2004 to December, 2007 – Representative on the Council of ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

From 2006 to 2007 – Vice-President on the Council of ICAO.

From February, 2008 to September, 2014 – Legal Director, Alliance Director, Senior Chief Advisor, to CEO at HungaroControl – Air Navigation Services Ltd. Co.

From August, 2018 – to September, 2021 – Bar Association Advisor, Aviation lawyer – MoD HM EI Ltd. Co. – Aviation Division.

Attila Sipos is a Committee member of the European Air Law Association (EALA) since 2004.

Committee member at Space Law Committee of the International Law Association (ILA) since 2020.

Member of the Russian Arbitration Centre (RAC) and also member of Charter Institute of Arbitration (CIArb).

Researcher of the University of Public Service (NKE) Space Law and Policy Research Centre.

Delegate of the scientific conferences:
The 7th St Petersburg Air Law Conference (St Petersburg, Yusupov Palace, 2017);
The 8th St Petersburg Air Law Conference (St Petersburg, Pavlovsk, Pavlovsk Palace, 2018);
The 9th St Petersburg Air Law Conference (St Petersburg, Zubov Institute, 2019);
The 10th St Petersburg Air Law Conference (St Petersburg, Kelch Mansion, 2021);
The 11th Air Law Conference in Baku (Baku, Museum Center, 2022).

Sipos Attila. International Air Law – Regulations in three dimensions. Published by Wolters Kluwer, Budapest, 2015, pp. 1–363.
Sipos Attila. The Law of the International Civil Aviation. Published by ELTE, Budapest, 2018, pp. 1-525.
Sipos Attila: A Fokvárosi Egyezmény. Aeromagazin, 12. évfolyam, 8. sz., 2010, 22–23. o.
Sipos Attila: A légi fuvarozó kárfelelőssége az utasok baleseteiért. Jogtudományi Közlöny, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia folyóirata, Tanulmány, Budapest, 2016/3. évfolyam, 139–152. o.
Sipos Attila: A légtér jogi státusza és használata. Jogelméleti Szemle, Budapest, 2016/1. sz., pp. 94-114.
Sipos Attila: A magyar polgári repülés nagykövete: A „Nemzedékek” szobor. Aeromagazin, Budapest, 2011/1. sz., 104–105. o.
Sipos Attila: A polgári légi jármű jogi státusza. Repüléstudományi Közlemények, Budapest, NKE, 2018/I. sz., pp. 1-27.
Sipos Attila: A repülés a modern világ motorja. Aeromagazin, Budapest, 2010/2. sz., 19–21. o.
Sipos Attila: Az emberiség hódítása a világűrben. Űrtan Évkönyv, MANT, Budapest, 2017/68. sz., pp. 67-80.
Sipos Attila: Bátor új világ. Aeromagazin, Budapest, 2008/8. sz., 18–19. o.
Sipos Attila: Háború és béke. Légiközlekedés, 28. évfolyam, 12. sz., 2000, 12–13. o.
Sipos Attila: International Air Law on the Ground and in the Air. Published by ELTE, Budapest, 2021, pp. 1-435.
Sipos Attila: Modernization of the Chicago Convention: Challenge of “Sicurity”! Proceedings of the 4th International Aviation Management Conference (IAMC – 2022), Emirates Aviation University, Dubai, November 2022, pp. 1–8.
Sipos Attila: The Air Carrier’s Liability for Damage Caused to Cargo. ELTE ANNALES – Budapest, 2020. pp. 155–184.
Sipos Attila: The Dogmatics and Modernisation of International Conventions on Aviation Security. ELTE Law Journal, Eötvös University Press, 2020/1. pp. 147-167.
Sipos Attila: The enlargement of the European Union: the regulatory impact on the aviation industry: The position of Malév Hungarian Airlines. In European Air Law and Policy: Recent Developments. Brussels: Ant. N. Sakkoulas; Bruylant; Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2005, pp. 137-146.
Sipos Attila: The Legal Status and Use of National Airspace. ELTE ANNALES – Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis De Rolando Eötvös Nominatae Sectio Iuridica, Budapest, 2018. pp. 141-172.
Sipos Attila: The Liability of the Air Carrier for Damages and the State of Health of the Passenger. Accidents and Diseases (COVID–19). Hungarian Journal of Legal Studies – Acta Juridica Hungarica, Published Akadémia, 61. (1) 2021. pp. 85–112.
Sipos Attila: The Modernisation of Air Carrier Liability. Is the New Montreal Convention the Humble Successor to the Warsaw System? ELTE ANNALES – Budapest, 2019. pp. 101-119.