Haris P. Meidanis is member of the Athens Bar (1995). He is fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is also a certified mediator, Member of the ICC in Greece and of the Institute of World Business Law of the ICC.
He has studied at the University of Athens Law School (1993), at the University of London (Queen Mary – LL.M.1996) and holds a Ph.D. in Private International Law from the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University of Athens (2003). He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP) and alt. member of the Board of Mediation of the Athens Arbitration and Mediation Centre (EODID).
Fields of expertise
His primary fields of expertise (contentious and are non-contentious) are: (a) business and commercial law (b) private international law and law of international business transactions (c) arbitration and mediation and (d) real estate.
He has extensive experience in international sales, distribution, agency and franchise agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, various other types of commercial law agreements and disputes and contracts of international transport and international trade related disputes.
He has also participated in arbitrations and mediations as arbitrator/mediator and/or counsel/advocate. He also possesses considerable litigation experience.
Work and academic experience
Haris Meidanis has worked in an international law firm in London as a foreign lawyer as well as in leading Athens and Piraeus Law offices, always with emphasis on business law and international transactions.
He has taught Private International Law of the EU and Law of International Transactions at Master classes of the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University for a number of years. He has also instructed Private International Law of the EU at EIPA in Luxembourg and Private International Law of non-contractual obligations to Ph.D students at Bilkent University in Ankara. He is currently teaching Law of International Transactions and Private International Law at the Law School of the University of Athens.
He has worked as legal counsel at the Ministry of Economy (2007-2009) and at the Ministry of Development (2005-2007), where he worked extensively in law drafting.
He has published over 50 academic articles on Private International Law, Law of International Transactions, Arbitration and Mediation and Comparative Law. He has also participated in a number of collective works in the above disciplines. His Ph.D thesis under the title “Ordre Public/ Public Policy in the EC Private International Law” was published by Ant. Sakkoulas in Athens in 2004, in Greek. He has also written the e-book “Mediation, International and Comparative aspects” (published in Greek by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2020).
He speaks and writes in Greek (native), English, French and Spanish.
Theodor D. Seremetakis has been member of the Athens Bar Association since 1991. He has graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Bachelor, 1989) and from the University of Hannover (1989-1990), where he studied on a scholarship by the State Scholarships Foundation/IKY (European Program “MAGISTER LEGUM EUROPAE”). He is also holder of a Postgraduate Degree of the Department of Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law and Labor Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
He has an extensive litigation experience in cases of banking law, capital markets law, negotiable instruments law, commercial contracts and corporate law. He also has first line expertise in the field of the recovery of contingent claims, with a further specialisation in enforcement of judgments due to his long cooperation with a well-known systemic commercial bank. Finally, he has considerable experience in the liquidation of insurance companies, in bankruptcy law and social security law.
He speaks Greek (native) German and English.
Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2002.
- She is a Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2000)
- She has obtained an LL.M. in Civil Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
- She has litigation experience and expertise in cases of Immovable Property, Banking Law, Commercial Contracts, Recovery of contingent claims and Civil Procedure.
- She has taught Civil Law at the Hellenic Police Officers School.
- She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and German.
- Computer skills – ECDL PROFILE CERTIFICATE.
Efstathios I. Kolovaris: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2014.
He has litigation experience and expertise in cases of Commercial and Business law, Banking Law and Public Works Law.
He has experience in legal consulting, having acted as legal consultant and board member to Anonymous Societies.
He is a certified mediator registered in the Ministry of Justice Transparency and Human Rights.
He holds a Bachelor in Political Science and History, graduated from Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences, (2007).
He graduated in Law from the University of Paris XI (2012).
He holds a master’ s degree in Business and Financial Law from the University of Paris XI (2013)
He attended the Athens Training Centre for Mediators AKKED “Prometheus” (2018).
He is pursuing an Master’s Degree Program in Law (LLM) at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, on the subject of Private International and International Transactions (2019-2020)
He speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and French.
He has been trained in Neuro – linguistic Programming and business coaching
Anni S. Zotou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2012.
She has litigation experience and expertise in cases of commercial and business law, banking law, land titles surveys and cadastral related matters.
- She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2010)
- She has successfully attended the Master of Law courses in Commercial Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011-2012)
- She is attending the MSc courses in Banking and Finance Law in University of Piraeus, Department of Banking and Financial Management (awarded with full scholarship due to excellent performance).
- She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and Italian.
- Computer skills -ECDL CORE CERTIFICATE
Evangelia N. Sioumala is admitted to the Athens Bar Association since 2019
She has litigation experience and expertise in cases of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Medical and Health law, GDPR compliance, Intellectual Property Law
She holds a LL.B. from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2016)
She holds an LL.M. in Philosophy of Law from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2017)
She successfully attended the e-learning Program in “Intellectual Property Law” from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2019)
She is a graduate from National Conservatory and holds a Diploma with Distinction in Classical Guitar (2015)
She speaks and writes in English and German as well as Greek (native)
Computer Skills Vellum Diploma IT Skills
She is in charge of the administration/ secretarial work in our firm.
She is a graduate of Political Science and History of Panteion University (2007).
She has worked at the Ministry of Employment and Social Security (3 years) and at the Ministry of Justice (Criminal Records Registry).
She has done her practice at the State Archives.
She speaks and writes English and Italian as well as Greek (native).
She has extensive experience in law offices as a secretary.
Computer skills ECDL CORE CERTIFICATE
She is member of the Athens Bar Association since 2013.
She has graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens.
She has experience in litigation cases in the fields of banking and corporate law, as well in cases of enforcement of judgments.
She speaks and writes English and French as well as Greek (native).
Constantine A. Siakoulis is a Lawyer at the Supreme Court, a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1994 and a Legal Advisor at the Department of Commercial Registry (GEMI) of Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI). He is also a Mediator, certified by the Ministry of Justice -Transparency and Human Rights and by the Dutch organization Toolkit Company since 2014.
He has studied at the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens (B.A in Law-year of graduation 1991) and the University of Herfordshire (LL.M in: E- Commerce & Maritime Law.).
– Preventive control of commercial legal entities’ entries into the General Commercial Registry (GEMI). Examination of trade names & titles before registration into the GEMI business names index.
– Legal advising to entrepreneurs-members of ACCI, on issues concerning corporate law, electronic commerce law, commercial & intellectual property, contracts, etc.
– Practice of Law as an attorney in commercial, administrative and labour cases.
Special Seminars and other activities:
He has participated in specialised seminars in Greece and abroad, mostly concerning Commercial and European Law.
He is also a member of the Board and a special secretary of the “House of Europe-Byron” a non-governmental organization aiming at providing information on European issues.
He speaks and writes English and French.
Apostolos Anthimos is an attorney at law at the Thessaloniki Bar Association, Greece. He graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (1993), and holds a Ph.D. in International Civil Litigation (2002), and two masters of Laws from the University of Hanover, Germany (1994) and Thessaloniki (1997). He published four monographs on Civil Procedure and International Civil Litigation issues; he has various publications in Greek, German, Swiss, English and Spanish law reviews and magazines, on topics related to International litigation, Arbitration and Dispute resolution, Commercial law and Civil Procedure. He is a Panelist at the Czech Arbitration Court [.eu ADR] since 2006; an editor for Civil Procedure in the Thessaloniki Bar Review “Armenopoulos”, and for IT Law in the Greek law magazine “Synigoros”. He is teaching Civil Procedure at the European University of Cyprus (Department of Greek law), and has been a lecturer for Civil Law and Torts at the Thracian Law Faculty (2003-2004) and a lecturer teaching the law on Mediation at the International Hellenic University (2013); he was the secretary of the committee for the reform of the Greek Code for Civil Procedure (2010). Finally, he has been acting as a legal expert on a number of Technical Assistance Projects related to EC / International Law and institution building in Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Cyprus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Vietnam, West Bank, Turkmenistan, Kosovo and Ethiopia. Starting from 2014, he has a personal account at Academia.edu [https://independent.academia.edu/ApostolosAnthimos], and he regularly reports on Greek case law on International Civil Litigation in his blog [https://icl-in-greece.blogspot.gr].