Arthur Flieger

Arthur Flieger: Attorney with Arthur Flieger Law Office B.V.B.A.


Author: "Le Commerce avec La Chine" EACL, 1987; "Some Legal Aspects of the Chinese Law Banking System," EACL, 1987; "Some Aspects of Foreign Banking in China," EACL, 1988; "T.R.D. Maritime Law," Kluwer, 1988-1991; Regulations of the commission of the European Communities concerning the application of article 85 paragraph 3 of the EEC Treaty to certain categories of patent license agreements, part 1 & 2, in The Big Idea, Inventors Association of St. Louis, 1990. Co-author with Prof. Dr. H. Matthys: "De Begrotingstelsels van de Instellingen van Openbaar Nut" (I. De parastatalen, II. De niet parastatalen, III. De economische overheidsbedrijven, IV. De openbare kredietinstellingen). (i.e. the budget systems of the Belgian public institutions); Le système monétaire européen, SME, CRISP; Het Europees Monetair beleid, 1992, VUB. De Europese Interne Markt en de Ekonomische Monetaire Unie (i.e. The Internal European Market and Economic European Union); De begrotingsstelsels en de strukturen in de instellingen van openbaar nut (i.e. The budget systems and structures in the public institutions); Management Publieke sector (i.e. management of the administration); Inleiding tot de overheidsbegroting (i.e. Introduction to public budget), 1993; Ekonomische Monetaire Unie (E.M.U.) Europese Ekonomische Ruimte, 1994. O MAFTA, Direito USF, Bragança Paulista, Itaiba, Sao Paulo, 1995; Former Lecturer European University of Antwerp, 1987; Former Assistant attached at the Seminary for Commercial Law, Prof. Dr. Wymeersch, R.U.G. Commercial and Financial Law Department, Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1987-1991; Assistant Professor with Prof. Dr. H. Matthys, European and public budget control, Vrije Universiteit Brussel Economics Political and Social Science Department and Department of Medicine and Pharmacology and Medical Science, Brussels. Palestrante Orden Dos Advogados (SP), 1996; Palestrante Escola Magistratura (SP), 1997.

Further Articles and Notes:

- Vliegtuigen de horizon voorbij: daar is Kyoto. ( Journaal Luchtrecht, March 2011 )

- De Regulator van Brussel Nationaal ( Zaventem) in zijn macht beperkt (Curbed Powers for Belgian Airport Regulator). ( Journaal Luchtrecht, August 2011 )

- January 2011: Vliegtuigen de horizon voorbij: Kyoto is daar!

- January 2011: Vlaamse sanctionering en verhandelbare emissierechten - luchtvaart

- February 2011: Summary Comments on the decision dd. January 11th, 2011 of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Court file No: 07-CL-006825

- February 2011: Civil Aviation - in the democratic Republique of Congo

- May 2011: Judgment of the Court of Justice May 6th 2011, Axel Walz versus Clickair SA premilary ruling. Lost checked luggage: limitation of liability includes material and non-material damages

- June 2011: Decision General Court of Justice May 19th, 2011: Ryanair Ltd t/ European Commission

- July 2011: Belgian State secretary for transport blew the whistle on the national airport regulator - who will have the final say

- August 2011: Flash Notice - European Case Law

- September 2011: Regulation Nr. 261/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council of 11 February 2004, air passengers rights, revisited - Are Air carriers insurers?

- October 2011: EU ETS: The War of the Titans

- November 2011: EU ETS: The War of the Titans or EU vs. VS

- December 2011: Future Civil Aviation: Law in Making

- January 2012: EU ETS - judgment of the court Grand Chamber December 21, 2011 - EU ETS endorsed by the European Court of Justice and What about African States

- February 2012: a further interpretation of passenger's rights: Compensation 261/2004 and more (a right to further compensation) and where is the Montreal Convention

- March 2012: Airport package - New common rules for the allocation of slots at European Union Airports

- April 2012: Air traffic management - FABEC

- May 2012: Volcanic Eruption - Opinion of the Advocate General in the case McDonagh V Ryanair Ltd and some thoughts about state liability not included in the EU Regulation: a duty of the states

- June 2012: EU ETS: an update, and some more discrimination - and what about business aviation?

- September 2012: Unmanned aerial systems: towards an European legislation or regulatory system?

- October 2012: VAT and aviation - an opinion relating to the concept of aircraft used by airlines operating for reward chiefly on international routes - charter airlines - the A Oy case.

- November 2012: Unmanned aircraft systems: ATM revisited

- Onbemande luchtvaartsystemen: op naar een Europese wetgeving of een mondiaal regelgevingssysteem? (Journaal Luchtrecht, November 2012).

- December 2012: EU exempts foreign Airlines from ETS: A discrimination

- January 2013: Suborbital Spaceflight: what a kind of legal future - aviation law or space law as an aviation lawyer one is confronted with a new mean of potential transport: commercial human space flight

- February 2013: Brazilian alternative to mitigate the lack of legislation to protect safety information - Just culture

- March 2013: Compensation of a passenger's boarding by an air carrier because of the anticipated delay of an earlier flight: some ideas about compensation

- April 2013: Passengers Rights: new measures to strengthen air passenger rights, an evolution contrary to air carrier's interests!

- May 2013: The U.S. Europe Safety Agreement

- June 2013: Some Legal Matters about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - Chicago Convention

- September 2013: About the policy options for market-based measures to reduce the climate change impact from international aviation - EU ETS

- October 2013: Unmanned Aircraft: UAS - RPAS: A Civil use

- November 2013: Passenger rights: 261/2004: A Summary (a summary of jurisprudence)

- December 2013: A review about corporate aviation in 2012

- January 2014: The European and American Roadmaps on RPAS: A Review

- February 2014: Airport competition: an outline

- March 2014: The Russian Business Jet Aviation - An Headache which needs to improve

- April 2014: The European and American Roadmaps an RPAS, a Review

- May 2014: Trends in Aircraft Leasing and Financing, since le Bourget 2013

- June 2014: European Court: "EU Carriers No longer Need Permission to Operate Flights between Germany and third Countries"

- Passenger rights: 261/2004: a summary of jurisprudence (Journaal Luchtrecht, June 2014)

- September 2014: Cape Town: A Global Treaty with an Advanced Information Base

- October 2014: The Impact of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (Drones) on Privacy and Data Protection

- November 2014: September 11 Inspired Aviation Counter-Terrorism Convention and Protocol Adopted

- December 2014: EU Court: "The Opening of the Aircraft Doors Are Crucial to Determine Delays"

- January 2015: Was MH17 supposed to be flying over Eastern Ukraine?

- February 2015: Aviation disputes requires a special management

- March 2015: Update on MH17 and Global Tracking - ICAO Conference Considers prevention of MH370 and MH17 Type Disasters

- April 2015: Passengers right: status quaestionis

- June 2015: Frequently Asked Questions about Remotely Piloted Aviation Systems (RPAS); What is a civil drone?

- September 2015: Brazilian Passengers Protection: Resolution ANAC 141/2010 - Passenger's rights in case the contracted service changes: rights and obligations applicable to regular flights departing from Brazil

- October 2015: Brazilian Aviation Law: A Summary

- November 2015: Unmanned aerial vehicles

- December 2015: Unmanned aerial vehicles (Part 2)

- January 2016: Unmanned aerial vehicles (Part 3)

- February 2016: Arthur Flieger's Position Paper Regarding MH17 (and KL4103) Presented to the Dutch Parliament on 22nd January 2016

- March 2016: VAT on Unused Passenger Tickets: Hidden Consumer Law Implications?

- April 2016: Insurance and Heliports update

- June 2016: Collision of Birds and Aviation (Part 1)

- Summer 2016: Collision of Birds and Aviation (Part 2)

- Autumn 2016: Brexit and aviation: Status Quo is Likely

- Winter 2016: Implications of the New Regulations regarding the Use of Drones in Belgium

- Spring 2017: Analysis of Passenger Data

Areas of Practice (21)

  • EEC Law
  • International Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • International and Domestic Recoveries
  • Building and Real Estate
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Entertainment and Music Law
  • International Tax Planning Insurance Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Business Air Law
  • Aviation Regulation
  • Aircraft Finance and Leasing
  • Aircraft Acquisitions
  • Banking Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Law
  • Liabilities
  • Injuries
  • Contract Law
  • Chinese Law
  • International Criminal Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+32 3 2387766  Phone
+32 3 2161844  Fax
University Attended:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Certificate International, 1984; Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Licencee, cum laude, 1983; Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Certificate Eastern European Studies, 1983; Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Certificate Portuary, 1984; Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Maritime Science, 1984; Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Diploma in Airline Management
Law School Attended:
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bachelor of Law, cum laude, 1980; Vrije Universiteit Brussel, European Law, 1984; Universitaire Faculteiten Sint Ignatius Antwerp, Certificate Maritime Law, 1983; Rijksuniversiteit Gent, Diploma in Air Law
Year of First Admission:
1984, Antwerp
Antwerp and Belgium Bar (can appear before all EC - Tribunals and Courts); American Bar Association; International Bar Association; European Association for Chinese Law, (Former Chairman, Standing Committee of the Banking, Foreign Exchange and Monetary Affairs, 1987); American Chamber of Commerce; American Belgian Association; Recognized by the State of Tennesse, USA. Tennessee Economic Development. Corporate Secretary, Military and Civil Aviation Association (Co-founder and Corporate Secretary) - Antwerp Airport, Corporate Secretary, International Foundation Public Aviation (IFPA) vzw (Co-founder and Corporate Secretary); Swiss Business Council; Associaçao Internacional de Estudos Juridicos e Economicos, Sáo Paulo, Brazil (Co-Founder); International Tax Planning Association; Institute of Directors, I.O.D., (London); IOD Zimbabwe; IOD Cape Town RSA; De industriële groote Club (IGC Amsterdam);The Belgian-Rumanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Founder and Chairman, 2006); National Business Aviation Association; International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading; Helicopter Association International; FLAG VZW (Flemish Aerospace Group), Dutch Aviation Group ( DAG), European Aviation Club (EAC), Chairman EU China Exchange and Cooperation Foundation, The International Criminal Bar.
Dutch and French and English and German and Spanish and Italian and Portuguese
Birth Information:
Antwerp, Belgium, February 12, 1960

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