HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

ANGELICA KATSIYIANNI

Angelica Katsiyianni was born in Athens in 1978 and was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in 2006. She is a Supreme Court Attorney. She graduated from the University of Aberdeen, School of Law, LL.B. with a specialization in International and European Law, and holds a Master of Laws LL.M. in Commercial and Company Law from the University of London – University College London (UCL), School of Law.

She specializes in: Banking and Finance Law, commercial contract negotiation and drafting, company incorporation and continuous legal support. She speaks English, French, Spanish and Greek.

Published book by Palgrave Macmillan, UK: Katsiyianni A., Kokkori E. and Polychroniou N. (2011): “Law-Company Law, Tax and Employment Law” Ch. 6 in Prouska R. and Kapsali M. (eds.), Business and Management Practices in Greece – A comparative context, Palgrave Macmillan.

ISABELLE VAN DAMME

Isabelle Van Damme practises international trade law, with a particular emphasis on WTO law, and European Union law.

WTO Law

Isabelle advises clients on WTO procedural and substantive law and represents governments in WTO dispute settlement proceedings.

Isabelle has represented WTO Members before WTO panels and the Appellate Body in dispute settlement proceedings involving export quotas and duties, accession protocols, export licensing, transit restrictions, administration and review of trade measures, general exceptions, minimum export pricing, discriminatory taxation and customs valuation.

Isabelle also assists clients on all aspects of the negotiation of trade and investment agreements.

Isabelle previously gained experience in the areas of WTO law and public international law as a Legal Liaison Officer at the United Nations Secretariat, Legal Affairs, Codification Division and as a Legal Intern at the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat.

EU Law

Isabelle has significant expertise in the area of EU law.

Isabelle previously worked as a référendaire in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the European Union, where she assisted with the drafting of opinions on a variety of issues, including external relations, common commercial policy, free movement of capital, intellectual property, import licensing, EU citizenship, freedom of movement of workers, consumer protection, life assurance, agricultural aid, fisheries, visa and asylum, access to information, protection of the environment, product labelling, terrorism and money-laundering suppression, protection of personal data and public international law.

Isabelle advises on various aspects of data protection, EU institutional law and EU external relations.

RESEARCHERS

RESEARCHER – DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Nektarios Polychroniou is the managing Attorney of the Law Firm NJP Polychroniou & Associates.

He is a Supreme Court Attorney and Adjunct Professor at the Hellenic American University.

He has graduated from the University of Athens – School of Law and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Georgetown University, School of Law, in Washington – USA. He is author of the study “Corporate, Tax and Labor Law” in «Business and Management Practices in Greece – A Comparative Context», which was published by Palgrave Macmillan London, and a number of legal studies about the World Trade Organization and the South African Development Community.

He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Botswana in Greece, the Director of the Center of African Studies of the Hellenic American University, a Member of the Board of the Greek-African Chamber of Commerce & Development and the Special Envoy to the European Business Council of Africa. He has been honored for his work by the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa as an “Archon” and by other institutions. He speaks English, French and Greek.