Birgitta Van Itterbeek


Birgitta Van Itterbeek


  • Dutch
  • French
  • English
  • Italian (good working knowledge)

Birgitta is a leading expert in aircraft finance, acting for the major airlines in Belgium, but also for lessors, financial institutions and private jet owners. She focuses her practice on all matters relating to the fleet of aircraft, including engines, parts and maintenance thereof, but also EASA rules and regulations and pilot licences. She assists her clients, not only in transactions, but also in litigation and legal advice.

Having more than 30 years of experience in financial law, she has developed a strong practice in financial law, banking and financial litigation.

She has a niche knowledge in legal aspects of fund management, regulatory aspects of insurance and reinsurance and complex insurance issues.

Birgitta regularly publishes papers on selected topics in the field of banking and finance, aviation law and leasing and is frequently invited to speak at seminars.

She was selected by Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Business Lawyers as a World-leading Aviation Lawyer. She is further recognized as a leading individual by Legal 500, The Expert Guide, Women in Business Law and IFLR.

  • Law degree (University of Leuven 1988)
  • Master’s degree (LLM) (University of Virginia, School of Law as a Fulbright alumni 1989)
  • Lawyer Brussels Bar

  • Council member of the European Regional Forum of the IBA
  • Member of Women on Board since 2011
  • Member of the board as independent director of Inpulse Investment Manager CVBA since 2017
  • President of the board of directors of Helenos.