Sipos Attila

Expert in international air law and aviation policy, Doctor of Law, Attorney
Budapest (Hungary)
Аттила Сипос


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.

Teaching activity: 

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).

Other Activities: 

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 (Rev). Milde’s International Air Law and ICAO. Eleven International Publishing, The Hague, 28 Series, 4th ed., May 2023, pp. 1-478.
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 légi fuvarozó kárfelelőssége és a légiutas egészségi állapota. JOGI DIAGNÓZISOK. A COVID–19 világjárvány hatásai a jogrendszerre. Társadalomtudomány Kutatóközpont Jogtudományi Intézet, L’Harmattan Kiadó, Budapest, 2021. április, 287-320. o.
Sipos Attila. A légiközlekedés-védelmi nemzetközi szerződések dogmatikája és modernizációja. Jogtudományi Közlöny, Magyar Tudományos Akadémia – Állam- és Jogtudományi Bizottság folyóirata, HVG–ORAC Kiadó, 2021. február, 56-66. o.
Sipos Attila. A légtér jogi státusza és használata. Jogelméleti Szemle, Budapest, 2016/1. sz., 94-114. o.
Sipos Attila. A Nemzetközi Polgári Repülés Joga. Published by ELTE, Budapest, 2018, 1-525. o.
Sipos Attila. A polgári légi jármű jogi státusza. Repüléstudományi Közlemények, Budapest, NKE, 2018/I. sz., 1-27. o.
Sipos Attila. Az emberiség hódítása a világűrben. Űrtan Évkönyv, MANT, Budapest, 2017/68. sz., 67-80. o.
Sipos Attila. Háború és béke. Légiközlekedés, 28. évfolyam, 12. sz., 2000, 12–13. o.
Sipos Attila. International Civil Aviation Law. Regulations in Three Dimensions. Springer Nature, London, 1st ed., May 2024, pp. 1-478.
Sipos Attila. Issues of Ownership and Tourism in Outer Space. Co-author: Upadhyaya, Simran. Space Tourism: Legal and Policy Aspects. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Chapter 12, 1st ed., February 2024, pp. 187-202.
Sipos Attila. Nemzetközi Légijog – Szabályok Három Dimenzióban. Published by Wolters Kluwer, Budapest, 2015, 1–363. o.
Sipos Attila. Nemzetközi Légijog. Published by ELTE, Budapest, 2021, 1-435. o.
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 Implications of the Aviation Industry’s Entrance to the Metaverse. Co-author: Meera Alshamsi. Access to Justice in Eastern Europe (AJEE) Journal, January 2024, pp. 1-22.
Sipos Attila. The Legal Status and Use of National Airspace. ELTE Annales, 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.