Haris P. Meidanis
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).
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 30 academic articles on Private International Law, Law of International Transactions, Arbitration and Mediation. He has also participated in a number of collective works in the above disciplines. His Ph.D thesis under the article “Ordre Public/ Public Policy in the EC Private International Law” was published by Ant. Sakkoulas in Athens in 2004.
He speaks and writes in Greek (native), English, French and Spanish.
Theodore D. Seremetakis
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.
Maria A. Nika
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).
Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou
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.
Anni S. Zotou
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
Efstathios I. Kolovaris
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 speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and French.
- He has been trained in Neuro – linguistic Programming and business coaching
Constantine A. Siakoulis
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.
Argyro G. Kyriakoulia
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
Olga P. Angelopoulou
Our office cooperates in the field of social security law with the specialised office of Ms Olga Angelopoulou.
Olga Angelopoulou is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1997 and a Mediator at the Organisation of Mediation and Arbitration since 2011.
She has studied at the Law School of the Athens University (degree 1995) and at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, where she has concluded her L.LM. studies in the field of social law. She has obtained her PhD from the Law School of the Athens University, with her doctoral thesis on the subject: “The obligatory character as a characteristic element of Social Insurance” (Ant. N. Sakkoulas, 2003).
Field of practice
Her main fields of practice are Social Security Law and Labour Law. She has substantial experience both in providing advice and in litigation in these fields, as well as in European and international social security law. She is legal counsel at the “Private Sector’s Welfare Fund” since 2012, which is a social insurance institution granting lump-sum benefits to private employees in specific sectors.
Εργασιακή και διδακτική εμπειρία
She has worked as a Scientific Expert at the Economic and Social Council of Greece from March 2006 until July 2010. She was a Guest at the Max-Planck Institute of Foreign and International law in the year 1998. She has participated in numerous research groups in matters of social protection in Greece and abroad. She has taken part at the Scientific Committee for Social Dialogue in 1996 and she has worked for the codification of the social insurance and administrative legislation of the General Secretariat of Social Security in 2005 and 2006.
She has worked as Lecturer at the Law School of the Athens University and at the Department of Social and Educational Policy of the Peloponnese University. She had also been teaching at the Department of Migrant Policy of the National School of Public Administration and Local Government and at other educational institutions and organisations.
She is a member of scientific societies, such as the Society of Labour Law and Social Insurance Law, the Scientific Society of Social Security, where she has been a Secretary General, and a founding member of the Association for Social Security Comparison, working group of the European Institute of Social Security.
She has written numerous articles and contributions in matters of social security law, and she has held many speeches at several social security congresses.
She speaks Greek (native), English, German (fluent), Italian and French (working knowledge).
Petros K. Anagnostakis
Mr. Petros K. Anagnostakis is a member of Athens’ Bar Association.
University of Thrace, School of Law (Law Degree – 1993), University of Southampton (Master of Laws – 1996), Elkepa (Post graduate diploma in Greek tax law – 1998).
He provides tax advice in connection with (a) income taxation, (b) corporate taxation, (c) international tax planning, (d) tax matters associated with shipping sector, (e) double taxation treaties, (f) value added tax, (g) inheritance tax, (h) real estate taxes, (i) tax audits.
Moreover, he is handling court cases regarding tax disputes.
He worked for an international firm of tax advisors, both in Athens and in Dublin, dealing with multinational clients.
In addition, he worked, as tax advisor, for a Greek media group, which has presence in European countries, in USA, and in Australia.
He is external tax advisor of a shipping group.
He has published articles in connection with tax issues.
He is fluent in English.
Associate Office Thessaloniki
Apostolos A. Anthimos
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].