Nikolaos Th. Konstantinidis, was born in Piraeus. He graduated from  the  Law School  of Athens University. Ηe  acquired  a  postgraduate  diploma  in  private  law «Dea  de  droit  privé»  and  prepared  a  Doctorat  at the University of  Poitiers, in France, 1994, with  degree  «cum  laude» - «très honorable» : « L’ intervention  du  secteur  public  dans  les  entreprises  privées en  difficulté», published  by  A. Sakkoulas - Bruylant 1996, with  introduction  of  Prof. Thanassis  Liakopoulos.

Christopher DAVIS

Chris Davis is the current President of Comité Maritime International (CMI), shareholder in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Baker Donelson law firm and the contact for the Firm's Admiralty and Maritime Practice Group and International Arbitration Practice Group. He has represented marine, energy and insurance clients in arbitration and litigation matters for more than 30 years. Mr. Davis has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2007 in the areas of Admiralty & Maritime Law and Transportation Law, and has also been named to Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007. He has been recognized twice as a "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans Magazine in Maritime Law, was named to the Lawdragon 3000 in 2010, and served as the 2011 John W. Sims Distinguished Admiralty Practitioner in Residence at the Tulane University School of Law.


George N. Michalopoulos is Professor of Commercial Law with senior full-time tenure at the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, teaching mainly Insolvency Law, General Commercial Law and Banking Law, and Director of the Second Department of Private Law. He holds an LL.B. from the Law School of Athens, an LL.M. from the University of Paris I-Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Ph.D. Degree from the same University (1983). He is barrister at law entitled to plead before the Supreme Court, Legal Counselor and Head of the Legal Department (Sector of Research, Jurisprudence and Documentation) of the National Bank of Greece.


Charles Debattista is barrister, member of 36 Group Firm. He is formerly Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Southampton (to 2011) and visiting Professor in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (ongoing). He is a bachelor and master graduate of University of Oxford.


Vassilis Vernicos is a practicing maritime lawyer since 1987, member of Piraeus Bar Association and partner with KALOGEROGIANNIS & VERNICOS LAW.


Professor Philippe Delebecque is a graduate from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) where he obtained his PhD in 1981 for his Doctoral thesis on Exemption clauses in civil and commercial contracts. Since 1992, he was appointed Professor of private law at Paris-I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) Sorbonne law school, where he was also the director of the Contracts and Real Estate Master for 10 years. Professor Delebecque teaches courses in civil law and commercial Law and has been visiting professor at the several Universities.


Justice Christos Tzanerrikos is Judge in the Supremes’ Court (Areios Pagos) Civil Division since 2017. He graduated Athens Law School of National Kapodistrian University of Athens. For ten years he served as a Judge in the Department of Maritime Law in the Piraeus Court of Appeal, while he also served for a year as President of Piraeus Court of Appeal. Justice Christos Tzanerrikos is member of the Society of Judicial Studies and has served as Board Member of the Association of Judges and Prosecutors of Greece.


Justice Kyriakos Oikonomou studied Law and Political Sciences at the University of Athens. He attended the LL.M. in Maritime Law in QMWC (QMUL), UCL. He practiced law in Athens for about five years. He is Judge since 1983. For many years he served as a Judge in the Department of Maritime Law in the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal in Piraeus.


Nikolaos Μ. Katiforis graduated from the Law Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1988. He was awarded the Doctor iur. degree by the abovementioned University in 1993. N. Katiforis was awarded scholarships for his postgraduate studies, by the Greek Foundation for Scholarships (1990-1993), for postdoctoral research in Greece, by the Greek Foundation for Scholarships (1998- 2000) and for postdoctoral research in Germany (University of Cologne), by the German Humboldt Foundation (2005). He was elected as Lecturer, in Civil Procedural Law, at the University of Athens in 2007. In 2014 he was promoted to the degree of the Assistant Professor. N. Katiforis is also Attorney at Law at the Supreme Court (Arios Pagos) since 1998.


Dimitrios Tsikrikas is Professor of Athens Law School. He is a graduate of Athens Law School (with distinction) and PhD holder from University of Konstanz, where he studied as fellow of the German State Scholarship Organization.

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