EDUCATION

Degrees 

Feb 1990 – July 1993: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Law at King’s College, University of London. Subject: “Groups of Companies: The liability of the parent company for the debts of its subsidiary”.

Oct 1990 – June 1992: Master of Economics (MA) on Analytical and Critical Economics at the City of London Polytechnic (now Guihall University of London). Subjects: Theory of Economic Policy, The Economics of European Community.

Oct 1988 – Sept 1989: Master of Law (LLM) on International Business Law at the London School of Economics, University of London. Subjects: Company Law, Legal Aspects of International Finance, Law of International Trade, Multinational Enterprises and the Law.

Sept 1982 – June 1987: Law Degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens (Awarded grade “Very Good”).

Courses

Dec 1989 – Dec 1990: Course on Capital Markets. General Registered Representative Examination diploma awarded by the International Stock Exchange of London.

Jan 1988 – Jun 1988: Courses on Micro & Macroeconomics at the American College of Greece.

Oct 1986 – Nov 1986: Course on Introduction to Computers at the Greek Centre of Productivity (ELKEPA).

Scholarships

Sep 1990 – Jul 1993: Grant of scholarship by the Foundation “ALEXANDROS ONASIS” for postgraduate studies at PH.D. level in the University of London.

Sep 1982: Grant of award by the Foundation of Public Scholarshipsfor gaining the seventh place of admission to the Faculty of Law at the University of Athens.

Languages

English: Fluent both oral and written.

French: Fluent both oral and written (Sorbonnel).

Russian: Read and understand. Certificate of Advanced Studies granted by the Greek – Russian Council.

German: Read and understand.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Feb 2013 – present: Teaching at the National School of Judges (civil justice) on the subjects “Modern business transactions” and “Insolvency law”.

Sept 2012 – present: Associate Professor of Business Law - University of Thrace, teaching (on undergraduate and postgraduate level) company law, securities law, competition law, capital markets law, banking law, consumer law, insolvency law.

March 2006- July 2012: Assistant Professor of Business Law - University of Thrace, teaching (on undergraduate and postgraduate level) company law, securities law, competition law, capital markets law, banking law, consumer law, insolvency law.

Feb 2000 – March 2006: Lecturer in Business Law - University of Thrace.

Feb 2000 – Feb 2004: External legal consultant of the Greek Capital Market Commission on ad hoc basis.

Feb 2000 - present: Leading Partner in D.K. Avgitidis & Associates Law Firm, specialized in the area of Business Law, Securities Law, Corporate and Competition Law. 

13 Feb 2000: Appointment as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court.

Jul 1997 –Jan 2000: In- house lawyer of the Greek Capital Market Commission.

23 Apr 1998: Appointment as a Lawyer to the Court of Appeal of Athens.

Jul 1987 – Sep 1995: Junior Partner at the Law Firm of Th. Liakopoulos practicing in areas of Commercial Law.

COMMITTEES

April 2011 –present: Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.

September 2009 – February 2012: Regular member of the Hellenic Competition Commission.

Ιούλιος 2013 – Ιούνιος 2014: Deputy Chairman of the Working Group of the European Council for the amendment of the Insolvency Regulation no. 1346/2000.

January 2003 – June 2003: President of the European Council’ s Working Group on the European Directive on takeover bids.

LAW-MAKING COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS

July 2015-present: MemberoftheLawMakingCommitteeforthe Codification of Law 3588/2007 (Bankruptcy Code).

January 2010 – January 2012: MemberoftheLawMakingCommitteefortheelaborationofaDraft Law on the transparency in the insurance market.

January 2010 – June 2010: MemberoftheLawMakingCommitteefortheelaborationofaDraftLawonthesimplificationofprocedures of setting up companies (L. 3853/2010).

January 2010 – June 2010: MemberoftheLawMakingCommitteefor the implementation in Greek Law of the Directive 2007/36/ΕΚof European Parliament and of the Council on the exercise of certain rights of shareholders in listed companies.

January 2010 – June 2010: MemberoftheLawMakingCommitteeforthe Codification of Law 703/1977 on the protection of free competition (L. 3959/2011).

June  2005 – March 2006: Member of the Special Law Making Committee for the implementation in Greek Law of the European Directive 2004/25/EC on takeover bids and the preparation of law n. 3461/2006 on takeover bids.

July 1998 – Oct 2003: Member of the Special Law Making Committee for the Codification of the Legislation on Securities and Capital Markets.

June 2000 – April 2001: Member of the Committee on the Law for the Insurance from Civil Liability.

June 2000 – February 2001: Member of the Committee for the implementation in Greek Law of the European Directive on Electronic Commerce.

March 1998 – July 1998: Member of the Committee for the implementation in Greek Law of the European Directive on Cross - Border Transfer of Payments.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Consumer Law Protection.

Member of the Association of Competition Law.

Member of the Association of Greek Commercialists.

Regular collaborator/contributer of the legal magazine “Chronicles of Private Law”.

Collaborator in the legal magazine “Business and Company Law”.

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs

Legal articles