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Haris P. Meidanis 1

Haris P. Meidanis

Position: PARTNER
Email: hmeidanis@hmlaw.gr

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.

Haris P. Meidanis 2
PARTNER

Haris P. Meidanis

Email: hmeidanis@hmlaw.gr

Theodore D. Seremetakis 3

Theodore D. Seremetakis

Position: PARTNER
Email: tseremetakis@hmlaw.gr

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.

Theodore D. Seremetakis 4
PARTNER

Theodore D. Seremetakis

Email: tseremetakis@hmlaw.gr

ASSOCIATES

Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou 5

Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou

Position: ASSOCIATE
Email: kmichalakopoulou@hmlaw.gr

Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2002.

Studies

  • 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.

Work Experience

  • 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.

Personal Skills

  • She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and German.
  • Computer skills – ECDL PROFILE CERTIFICATE.
Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou 6
ASSOCIATE

Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou

Email: kmichalakopoulou@hmlaw.gr

Efstathios  I. Kolovaris 7

Efstathios I. Kolovaris

Position: ASSOCIATE
Email: ekolovaris@hmlaw.gr

Efstathios I. Kolovaris: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2014.

Work Experience

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. 

Studies

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)

Personal Skills

He speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and French.

He has been trained in Neuro – linguistic Programming and business coaching

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ASSOCIATE

Efstathios I. Kolovaris

Email: ekolovaris@hmlaw.gr

Anni S. Zotou 9

Anni S. Zotou

Position: ASSOCIATE
Email: azotou@hmlaw.gr

Anni S. Zotou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2012.

Work Experience

She has litigation experience and expertise in cases of commercial and business law, banking law, land titles surveys and cadastral related matters.

Studies

  • 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).

Personal Skills

  • She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and Italian.
  • Computer skills -ECDL CORE CERTIFICATE
Anni S. Zotou 10
ASSOCIATE

Anni S. Zotou

Email: azotou@hmlaw.gr

Angelina Th. Yiagou 11

Angelina Th. Yiagou

Position: ASSOCIATE
Email: ayiagou@hmlaw.gr

Angelina Th. Yiagou: Attorney at Law – member of Athens Bar Association since 2020.

She is an accredited Mediator, listed at the register of Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights.

Studies

She graduated from Democritus University of Thrace Law School (2018) – L.L.B. in Law.

She attends an MSc in Energy Markets at Athens’ University of Business and Economics (2019-2021).

Work Experience               

She has experience in Civil and Corporate Law and expertise in Energy Law and Finance.

Personal Skills

She speaks and writes Greek (native), English and French.

Angelina Th. Yiagou 12
ASSOCIATE

Angelina Th. Yiagou

Email: ayiagou@hmlaw.gr

Melpomeni T. Stogiannou 13

Melpomeni T. Stogiannou

Position: ASSOCIATE
Email: admin@hmlaw.gr

She is a graduate from National University of Athens with a degree in History and Archeology. She now attends the Democritus University of Thrace, Faculty of Law (LL.B).

Melpomeni has worked as general’s manager personal assistant at a group of companies and also has provided paralegal services at a Notary Office.

She speaks and writes English and French.

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ASSOCIATE

Melpomeni T. Stogiannou

Email: admin@hmlaw.gr

Constantine A. Siakoulis 15

Constantine A. Siakoulis

Position: ASSOCIATE

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.

Education:

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.).
Professional skills:

     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.

Constantine A. Siakoulis 16
ASSOCIATE
MINDAUGAS VAICIUNAS 17

MINDAUGAS VAICIUNAS

Position: OF COUNSEL

Mindaugas Vaiciunas is a member of Lithuanian Bar Association (advokatas) (2009) and is registered in the List of Mediators of Lithuania (2014). He is a holder of Master of Law degree from Vilnius University Faculty of Law (Lithuania, 2004)

He is an experienced private relations and family life lawyer and mediator with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. Strong legal professional skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family Law, Civil Law, Mediation, and Legal Writing.

Fields of expertise

Mindaugas Vaiciunas specializes in private international and cross border family life, estate planning and succession law related situations. Both as a lawyer and as the mediator, he has extensive experience in dealing with family life related law disputes, including cross border and international family law cases.

Experience

Founder of law firm “Vaiciunas and Vaiciunas” (2009), Family co-mediation project “Šeimos mediacija” (2014-2019) and Specialist family lawyers` in CEE cooperation project “Family Law Europe” (2016-2019). Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers (2017-2019). Internships at law firm Kluge (Oslo, Norway, 2008) and the family law firm DawsonCornwell (London, UK, 2016). Regularly shares his opinion, commentaries and point of view to media and conferences about family law litigation and alternative family dispute resolution. Extented CV (link).

He speaks and writes in English and Lithuanian (native). He also communicates in Greek and Russian.

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OF COUNSEL
Apostolos A. Anthimos 19

Apostolos A. Anthimos

Position: ASSOCIATE OFFICE THESSALONIKI

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].

Apostolos A. Anthimos 20
ASSOCIATE OFFICE THESSALONIKI