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Professor of Private Law

Visiting address                      Contact Details

Akadimias 47                          glekkas[at]law.uoa[dot]gr

3rd Floor                  


George LEKKAS is Professor of Private Law at the Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 1999 he obtained his PhD on Capital Markets Law in the domain of Tender Offers at the Law School of the University Paris V (René Descartes) under the supervision of Professor Alain Viandier. His Doctorat was unanimously accepted with the mention “Très Honorable avec Felicitations”.

He obtained a scholarship by Max-Planck Gesellshaft to carry out post-doc research in Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus J. Hopt, in the field of preparatory works for an EU legal framework on Takeover Bids.

He was accepted as research fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg, to carry out research in the field of Securities Interests in the Anglo-American Legal Systems.

He participated in the Common Core of European Private Law European Project sponsored by the EU Commission and was contributor for the Greek law on the volume “Commercial Trust in European Private Law”.

He teaches Civil Law in the graduate program of the Law School at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. In the postgraduate program of the Law School at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens he teaches Banking Transactions, Securities Interests, Comparative Contract Law und Trust Law.

He has written five books and numerous scientific articles and papers in various topics of Private Law, including Banking Law, Securities Interests. He has also participated in numerous international conferences.

George LEKKAS is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1993. He is Legal Advisor of a leading Greek Bank on Capital Markets, Investment Banking and Wealth Management. He is a Member of the Board of Director of the “Union of Civil Law”, Athens, Greece and also Member of the Board of Directors of the “Greek Society of Banking & Capital Markets Law”, Athens, Greece.


L’harmonisation du droit des offres publiques et la protection de l’investisseur. Étude comparée des règles en vigueur en France, au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis d’Amérique”, pp. ΧΧ + 571, Bibliothèque de droit privé, Τ. 330, L.G.D.J., Paris, 2001

“Securities Interests in Debt Instruments and Securitisation”, pp. XXIV+332, published in Athens, Greece [Ant. Sakkoulas], 2005

Commercial Trust in Greece” in “Commercial Trust in European Private Law”, Graziadei/Mattei/Smith (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005

Dematerialised Listed Securities and Succession”, Bulletin of Private Law 2003, pp. 301 et seq.

The Registration of Claims’ Transfer in Securitization”, in Securitisations in Greece, Nomiki Bibliothiki 2005, pp. 139 et seq.

Takeover Bids”, Financial Law 2008, pp. 32 et seq.

Company’s Financing (including securitisations) and Financial Crisis”, Financial Law 2010, pp. 16 et seq.

Commentary of Articles 185-199 [Offer and Acceptance-Conclusion of Contracts] in Georgiade’s Short Commentary of Civil Code, Athens, 2010

The French Notion of “Inopposabilité” in Greek Law – Contribution in the Interpretation of Art. 159 § 1 of the Greek Civil Code”, Bulletin of Private Law 2011, pp. 414 et seq.

Successions – donations Grèce, fascicule 25 relatif aux, 1/2013, Collection JurisClasseur- Droit comparé, Paris, LexisNexis,  France

Financial Collateral and Good Faith”, published by the Bank of Greece, Athens, 2016, pp. 451et seq.

Financial Collateral and Extraordinary Procedure of Special Liquidation (art. 68 L4307/2014)”, Business & Company Law 2018/4, pp. 438 et seq.



George Lekkas is a Lawyer practicing as Expert Witness for the Greek law in international arbitration (ICC, LMAA) and litigation proceedings (High Court of Justice in England [EWHC], Cour de cassation [Paris]). Field of expertise: Civil Law, Contracts, Torts, Banking Law, Securities Regulation, M&A, Project Finance. He is Member of the “Union of Civil Law”, Athens, Greece; Founding member of the “Greek Society of Family Law”, Athens, Greece; Member of the “Greek Society of Banking & Capital Markets Law”, Athens, Greece; Member of «Freunde des Hamburger Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches and internationales Privatrecht e.V.», Hamburg; Member of «Associazione R.B. Schlesinger», Trento; Association « Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française », Section Grecque.

George LEKKAS was a member of the various Law drafting Committees, including the drafting Committee of Law 3601/2003 on Securitisations; of Law 4649/2019 on Asset Protection Schemes.

He is fluent in Greek (native language), English, French; comfortable with German