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Haris P. Meidanis 2

Haris P. Meidanis

Position: MANAGING PARTNER
Phone: +306944698974
Email: hmeidanis@hmlaw.gr
Categories: PARTNERS

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.

Studies

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) law of energy.

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 conducted due diligence of companies and has extensive experience in investment legislation.

He is regularly participating 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, Law of International Transactions and Private International Law at the Law School of the University of Athens (at undergraduate and post graduate level). Currently he is teaching mediation and arbitration at a post graduate level at the Economic 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 55 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.

Theodore D. Seremetakis 4

Theodore D. Seremetakis

Position: PARTNER
Phone: +306944501205
Email: tseremetakis@hmlaw.gr
Categories: PARTNERS

Theodor D. Seremetakis has been member of the Athens Bar Association since 1991.

Studies

He has graduated from the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (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.

Fields of Expertise

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 n liquidation of insurance companies, in bankruptcy law and social security law. He also has considerable expertise in the law of energy, both contentious and non-contentious, with emphasis on energy regulation and civil claims.

He speaks and writes in Greek (native) German and English.

 

Associates

Anni S. Zotou 9
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
MINDAUGAS VAICIUNAS 15
COORDINATOR OF THE LITHUANIAN BUSINESS DESK IN GREECE, OF COUNSEL
Apostolos A. Anthimos 23
ASSOCIATE OFFICE THESSALONIKI
Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou 6

Konstantina P. Michalakopoulou

Position: SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Phone: +302103604445
Email: kmichalakopoulou@hmlaw.gr
Categories: ASSOCIATES

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 Civil Law, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Intellectual Law and Immovable Property. 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 8

Efstathios I. Kolovaris

Position: SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Phone: +306930897812
Email: ekolovaris@hmlaw.gr
Categories: ASSOCIATES

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

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 holds a Master Degree in Law (LL.M) from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, on the subject of Private International and International Transactions (2020).

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 the handling of international arbitration cases, he is member of ICC Hellas.

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 is member of EODID Athens Mediation & Arbitration Organisation, and of Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

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

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

Anni S. Zotou 10

Anni S. Zotou

Position: SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Phone: +302103604445
Email: azotou@hmlaw.gr
Categories: ASSOCIATES

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

Studies

She is a graduate from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – Faculty of Law (2010).

She has successfully attended the Master of Law courses in Commercial Law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2011-2012).

She holds the MSc in Banking and Finance Law in University of Piraeus, Department of Banking and Financial Management (awarded with full scholarship due to excellent performance).

Work Experience

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

She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English and Italian.

Computer skills -ECDL CORE CERTIFICATE

Maria D. Dimopoulou 12

Maria D. Dimopoulou

Position: SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Phone: +302103609997
Email: mdimopoulou@hmlaw.gr
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Maria D. Dimopoulou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2017.

Work Experience
She has litigation experience in Banking, Enforcement, Energy and Maritime Law cases.
She has worked as a Legal Advisor to a Shipping Company at the UAE.

Studies
She has graduated from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace (LL.B 2014).

Personal Skills
She speaks and writes in English and French.

Eleana D. Iliopoulou 14

Eleana D. Iliopoulou

Position: PARALEGAL
Phone: +302103604445
Email: admin@hmlaw.gr
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Eleana D. Iliopoulou is graduate of the Department of Archival, Library and Information Studies of the University of West Attica (2022) and she is currently student of the “Certified Paralegal Program” for legal professionals of Nomiki Bibliothiki.

She has worked as librarian in the library of the Athens Bar Association and as office worker in a law firm.

She speaks and writes fluently Greek and English.

MINDAUGAS VAICIUNAS 16

MINDAUGAS VAICIUNAS

Position: COORDINATOR OF THE LITHUANIAN BUSINESS DESK IN GREECE, OF COUNSEL
Phone: +37068567649
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Mindaugas Vaiciunas is a member of Lithuanian Bar Association (advokatas) (2009) and is registered in the List of Mediators of Lithuania (2014).

Studies

He is a holder of Master of Law degree from Vilnius University Faculty of Law (Lithuania, 2004).

Fields of expertise

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

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.

Work Experience

Lithuanian business law firm (2024), law firm “Vaiciunas and Vaiciunas” (2009 – 2024), Family co-mediation project “Šeimos mediacija” (2014-2019), 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.

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

Irini I. Tsagkaraki 18

Irini I. Tsagkaraki

Position: OF COUNSEL
Phone: +302103604445
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Irini I. Tsagkaraki is a lawyer specializing in white collar crime cases. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association, the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association and the Compliance Association of Greece (SEKASE).

She was recently awarded the Konstantinos Tsirimokos Prize by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association for “the capacity and ethics by criminal law practice and the contribution to criminal law”.

 

Studies

She holds a Law degree (LL.B., Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2005) and a Master’s degree in German Law (LL.M., Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, 2007). She also holds two PhD titles in Criminal Law (Dr. iur.), one obtained by Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (Faculty of Law, 2012) and one by the University of Zurich (Faculty of Law, 2011). She is a certified compliance officer (certified by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, “Distance Learning Program in Compliance in the Financial System”, 2021).

 

Fields of expertise

She has extensive experience in business crime, as she has handled many cases of fraud, money laundering, breach of trust, embezzlement, corruption, capital law offences and tax offences. She often represents executives and delivers legal advice in corporate compliance and criminal liability issues. She also has extended experience in European arrest warrant cases.

 

Academic experience and publications

Since 2020 she is a Visiting Academic at the Faculty of Law of Neapolis University Pafos, for the “Master (MA) in Financial Crime and Criminal Justice” as well as other distance learning master programs of the University.

She has published monographs as well as articles in legal journals in Greece and Germany and she has participated as a speaker on topics of criminal law and criminal proceedings in conferences, educational programs and webinars.

She speaks Greek, English and German.

Anthi K. Stavrou 20

Anthi K. Stavrou

Position: OF COUNSEL
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Anthi K. Stavrou: Attorney at law – member of the Athens Bar Association since 2003.

Studies

She is a Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2001).

Work Experience

She has litigation experience and expertise in cases of Family Law, Succession Law, Insolvency Law, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Law, Intellectual and Industrial Property Law and Criminal Law.

She speaks and writes in Greek (native), English, Italian and Spanish.

Computer skills – ECDL PROFILE CERTIFICATE.

Constantine A. Siakoulis 22

Constantine A. Siakoulis

Position: OF COUNSEL
Categories: ASSOCIATES

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.

Studies

He has studied at the National & Kapodestrian University of Athens (1991)  and  the University of  Herfordshire, LL.M in E-Commerce & Maritime Law.

Work Experience

He is experienced in 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. He works as Legal advisor to entrepreneurs-members of ACCI, on issues concerning corporate law, electronic commerce law, commercial & intellectual property, contracts, etc. He deals with the practice of Law as an attorney in commercial, administrative and labour cases. 

Seminars

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 in Greek (native) English and French.

Apostolos A. Anthimos 24

Apostolos A. Anthimos

Position: ASSOCIATE OFFICE THESSALONIKI
Categories: ASSOCIATES

Apostolos Anthimos is member at Thessalonikis Bar Association (1998).

Studies

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 Thessaloniki (1997) and Hanover, Germany (1994).

Work and Academic Experience

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