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Education and training


  • 1992  Degree in Law National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law
  • 1992- 1994 LL.M in criminal law and criminal procedure law, National Kapodistrian University of Athens. Faculty of Law, Department of Criminal Law and criminal procedure
  • 1994 –1998 Thesis on “Der Tatbestand der Geldwaesche Eine Analyse derdogmatischen Grundlagen des 261 StGB” (The crime of money laundering in German law), Johann Wolfgang Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Germany
  • 1998 PhD in criminal law (Dr. juris), Johann Wolfgang Universitaet Frankfurt/Main Germany
  • 2017:Specialized Training (E-learning) on Emotional Intelligence and Management, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • 2018:Specialized Training (E-learning) on Advanced Leadership and Negotiation Skills, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Academic position

2014-present: Assistant professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law

Courses taught:


  • General principles of substantive criminal law Specific crimes: fraud, forgery, defamation etc.
  • Special criminal statutes: money laundering, interception of communication
  • Economic crimes: EU fraud, tax offences etc.
  • Criminal Procedure Law


  • Special criminal statutes
  • Economic crimes                                                


  • 2003-2005: Teaching at the Police Academy, Substantive Criminal Law
  • 2004-2009: Expert in criminal law and criminal procedure assigned with teaching specific courses, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law       
  • 2002- present: Teaching as an adjunct professor at Hellenic Open University “Law and Administration”


Work experience

  • 2006-present: Scientific Associate at the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Parliament
  • 1994-present:  Attorney-at-law. Member of the Athens Bar Association



2006: Coordinator in the work group on financial crime issues in the Congress “Combating cross – border organised crime in Southeast Europe” held in Thessaloniki by Stability Pact for Southeast Europe 1-2 February 2006 

2013-2014: Legal expert at the IPA Twinning Project: “Strengthening   Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia  in the EU Integration Process”, Leaded by the Hellenic Parliament

2015-2017: Short time expert IPA Twinning Project: “Strengthening Capacities of the High Judicial Council and the State Prosecutorial Council” in Serbia, Leaded by the Spanish High Judicial Council and the Greek Ministry of Justice

06.2016: Rapporteur at the Commission's Expert Workshop on Corruption in the Private Sector, European Commission, Prague 

10.2016 – present: Member of a team responsible for the preparation of national risk assessment report (NRA report) of money laundering and  financing of terrorism risk assessment

2016-present:Project leader at the IPA Twinning Project “further Strengthening the Assembly of Albania in the context of EU Accession”, Leaded by the Hellenic Parliament

other activities

Participation at the Equal Program “Nemesis” for the Education of Prison Officers

2009-present:  Member of the Advisory Board of Journal “Poinika Chronika”

2013-2017: Member of the Advisory Board of Journal “Nomiko Vima”published by the Athens Bar Association

2016-present:      Member of the Central Advisory Scientific Council for penitentiary    institutions at Ministry of Justice


1.The crime of money laundering. Analysis of the art. 261 German Penal Code (Der Tatbestand der Geldwäsche. Eine Analyse der dogmatischen Grundlagen des § 261 StGB) in german, Lang Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Bern, N. York, Paris, Wien 1999
2. The evaluation of incidentally obtained evidence in criminal proceedings. Publishing Ant. Sakkoulas, Series: “Penal” number 79, Athens –Komotini 2009.
3. The defendant’s right to examine the witnesses against him (Art. 6.par.3d ECHR)- How the common law perception and the jurisprudence of ECtHR affect the Greek criminal procedure, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2017.
1. Money laundering and accepting /disposing of proceeds derived from crime. A contribution to the issue of “the right protected by law” of article 2 par. 1 law 2331/95, Poinikal Chronika 2000, page 988 et seq.
2. Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime. Remarks and de lege ferenda proposals on the provisions of law 2331/95, Yperaspisi 2000, page 795 et seq.
3. Undercover police activity. Constitutional and Procedural issues of a “legalized” investigation power, Poinikos Logos 2003, page 473 et seq.
4. When does a (property) asset derive from criminal activity? Poinika Chronika 2006, page 361 et seq.
5. “The abuse of power in the form of saving the perpetrator from punishment”, Poiniki Dikaiosini 2010, page 476 et seq.
6. Defence counsel’s privilege and interception of telephonic communications in the Honorary Volume for Anna Psarouda – Benaki 2009, page 821 et seq.
7. Reflexions on bribery in the private sector (article 5, law 3560/2007, page 49 et seq. in the Honorary Volume for Argyrios Karras 2010.
8. Prognostic decisions in criminal procedural law, The example of temporary detention due to the risk of new offenses, Poinika Chronika 2013, p.14 et seq.

9. Das Konfrontationsrecht des Beschuldigten in der jüngsten Rechtsprechung des EGMR nach dem Urteil Schatschaschwili gegen Deutschland, ZIS, 10/2017, S. 629.



1. Historical grounds of the fair trial and of the principle of fair hearing in the volume: L. Kotsalis and D. Kioupis (Editing), History of penal law and penal institutions, in Series Penal, Volume 71, Athens - Komotini 2006, pages 473-488.

2. EC Fraud – Articles four – six of law 2803/2000 and Laundering of the proceeds of crime - law 2331/95 in the volume: N. Kourakis (editing)/ D. Ziouvas (…), Economic crimes II, Athens - Komotini 2007, pages 95-113 and 275-295 respectively.

3. Articles 11-116 (limitation by time) of Penal Code in A. Charalapakis, Penal Code Interpretation per article, Athens 2011, page 1127 et seq.

4. Admissibility and confidentiality of communications- The example of incidentally obtained evidence, in Exclusionary rule in criminal procedure (ed.Papaxaralambous Charis), Sakkoulas pub. 2015, page 111 et seq.




1. Paper presented at the 4th Conference of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association “Money Laundering: Clean or free society”. Title of presentation “Felonies in law 2231/95: only choice for the legislator” published in the respective volume “Money Laundering: Clean or free society”, Athens - Komotini 2007, pages 433 and et seq.

2.  Paper presented at a conference of the Hellenic Institute of International & Foreign Law: “Joint investigation teams. Challenges – Perspectives” published in the web page of the Institute.

3. Paper presented at a workshop of the ASSOCIATION OF GREEK CONSTITUTIONALISTS and the French Association of Constitutional Law: “Les specifites du droit penal militaire” (in French). Title of presentation: “Aspects of the national defence law” 23.5.2011 pre-published for the Memory of Christos Dedes.

4. Paper entitled “Role of national Parliaments in the area of freedom, security and justice” presented at a conference held in Belgrade 10 and 11 September 2013 “Parliaments in a changing Europe: Citizens and representative institutions in modern governance” published in the respective volume by Hellenic Parliament 2014 p. 85-93.

5. Paper entitled “Admissibility and confidentiality of communications- The example of incidentally obtained evidence” presented at the international conference “Admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings- Greek and Cypriot law, a comparative approach”, University of Cyprus, 24-25/10 2014.

5. Paper entitled “EU Criminal Law in the post Lisbon era - Challenges for national criminal policy” presented at the conference “The Aims of Punishment: An International Conference”, University of Cyprus, 2016.

6. Paper entitled “The control of illegal immigration from a criminal law perspective at national and EU level” presented at 1st Conference of Army Legal Services, 23 and 24 May 2017, Athens, Greece.

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1. “Judiciary Challenges and perspectives at the pre accession stage” paper presented at the workshop  “National Assembly and Judiciary – Actors towards the EU Accession” held in Belgrade 18.8.2015 during the Twinning Project “Strengthening Capacities of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia in the EU Integration Process”

2. Rapporteur at the Commission's Expert Workshop on Corruption in the Private Sector, European Commission, on 06.2016, Prague. Presentation of paper entitled “Bribery in private sector and EU competition law”


Foreign Languages

English, French, German