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 December, 1999 – Doctor of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the ELTE University. Thesis: Harmonization of the EU civil aviation regulations.

In September, 2002 – Master of Air and Space Law, International Institute of Air and Space Law at the Leiden University (IIASL). Thesis: Legal framework and challenges of airline alliances.

In January, 2017 – Passed Bar Exam.

From 2015 to 2018 – Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) (Budapest). Thesis: The multilateral and unilateral role in civil aviation. Create unity and its illusion.

Teaching activity: 

From 2008 to present – Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). Lecturer ERASMUS students for regulatory framework of civil and state aviation.

From 2008 to 2012  Judge at the Telders International Law Moot Court (The Hague).

From 2000 to 2010 – Lecturer at Aviation Training Center (Budapest).


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

From May, 1991 to May, 1992  Frontier guard, Budapest Ferihegy International AirportHungarian Military Force.

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 August, 2001  Chief Advisor, to Chief Operating Officer at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

From September, 2001 to June, 2003  Senior Advisor, to CEO at Malév Hungarian Airlines.

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

From 2004 to present – Committee member of the European Air Law Association (EALA).

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

From 2006 to 2007  Vice-President on the Council of ICAO (Responsible for international and governmental relations). Representation of the Central European countries (CERG) Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary; Representative of European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).

From February, 2008 to July, 2009  Legal Director at HungaroControl – Air Navigation Services Ltd. Co.

From August, 2009 to September, 2010 – Alliance Director at HungaroControl – Air Navigation Services Ltd. Co. (Budapest).

From October, 2010 to September, 2014 – Senior Chief Advisor, to CEO at HungaroControl – Air Navigation Services Ltd. Co.

From October, 2014 to July, 2018 – Aviation Consultant, Budapest Aircraft Service (BASe Airlines).

From August, 2018 – present – Bar Association Advisor, Aviation lawyer – HM EI Zrt. – Aviation Division.

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, Tanulmány, Budapest, 2016/1. sz., 94–114. o.
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, Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem, 2018/I. sz., 1–27. o.
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, Magyar Asztronautikai Társaság, Budapest, Tanulmány, 2017/68. sz., 67–80. o.
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: The enlargement of the European Union: the regulatory impact on the aviation industry: The position of Malév Hungarian Airlines. In: Ehlers, Nicolai P., Lenz, Otto C., Montag, Fank (editors) European Air Law and Policy: Recent Develompents. Brussels: Ant. N. Sakkoulas; Bruylant; Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag, 2005, pp. 137–146.