Dr. Haris Meidanis is a lawyer and partner at Meidanis-Seremetakis & Associates based in Athens (Greece) specializing in business and commercial law, private international law and law of international business transactions, arbitration and mediation and real estate.
He has extensive experience in international sales, distribution, agency and franchise agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, various other types of commercial law agreements and disputes and contracts of international transport and international trade related disputes.
Haris has also participated in arbitrations and mediations as arbitrator/mediator and/or counsel/advocate. He also possesses considerable litigation experience. Haris Meidanis has worked in an international law firm in London as a foreign lawyer as well as in leading Athens and Piraeus Law offices, always with emphasis on business law and international transactions.
Haris studied at the University of Athens Law School (1993), at the University of London (Queen Mary – LL.M.1996) and holds a Ph.D in Private International Law from the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University of Athens (2003). He is member of the Supervisory Board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP).
He has taught Private International Law of the EU and Law of International Transactions at Master classes of the Department of International and European Studies of Panteion University for a number of years. He has also instructed Private International Law of the EU at EIPA in Luxembourg and Private International Law of non-contractual obligations to Ph.D students at Bilkent University in Ankara. He is currently teaching Law of International Transactions and Private International Law at the Law School of the University of Athens.
Haris has worked as legal counsel at the Ministry of Economy (2007-2009) and at the Ministry of Development (2005-2007), where he worked extensively in law drafting. He has published over 40 academic articles on Private International Law, Law of International Transactions, Arbitration and Mediation. He has also participated in a number of collective works in the above disciplines. His Ph.D thesis under the article “Ordre Public/ Public Policy in the EC Private International Law” was published by Ant. Sakkoulas in Athens in 2004.
He speaks and writes in Greek (native), English, French and Spanish.