09:00 – 09:30  Registration

09:30 – 10:00  Welcome Speeches

10:00 – 10:30  Keynote address: Hybrid Procedures (Arb-Med/Med-Arb)
Andreas Reiner, Dr., Honorary Professor at Vienna University of Economics, Andreas Reiner & Partners Law Firm

10:30 – 11:45  Session 1   Structural Issues in Institutional Arbitration

Moderator: Panayotis Bernitsas, Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., Managing Partner at Bernitsas Law Firm

The arbitration agreement
Antonis Karampatzos, Associate Professor at University of Athens (School of Law), Attorney-at-Law

Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal
Νiki Kerameus, Αttorney-at-law (Athens and New York Bar Associations), LL.M, Greek MP, Partner at Kerameus & Partners, Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration

Εnforceability of Arbitral Awards: Minimum Requirements
Μarios Bahas, Attorney-at-law, LL.M, Senior Partner at Bahas, Grammatidis & Partners, Secretary General at the Greek Law Firms Association (SDEE)

Q&A – Discussion 

11:45 – 12:00  Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00  Session 2   New opportunities for Mediation

Moderator:  Vassiliki Delistathi, Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., Legal Counsel and Head of Legal Department at Quest Group, Secretary to the BoD and Corporate Secretary of Quest Holdings, Accredited Mediator and Mediator Trainer

Agreement to Mediate
Nicolas Kanellopoulos, Attorney-at-law, Accredited Mediator, Secretary General at the Greek ADR Promotion Organization (OPEMED), Vice President at the Greek Law Firms Association (SDEE)

Mandatory Mediation
Haris Meidanis, Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., Partner at Meidanis, Seremetakis & Partners, FCIArb, Accredited Mediator, Member of ICC Institute of World Business Law

Enforceability of the Mediation Agreement
Anna Plevri, Attorney-at-law (Greece/Cyprus), Ph.D., Lecturer of Private Law & ADR at University of Nicosia (School of Law), Accredited Mediator and Certified Mediator Trainer, ΜCIArb

Q&A – Discussion 

13:00 – 14:15  Lunch Break

14:15 – 15:30 Session 3   Arbitration and Mediation: Sharing Best Practices from Abroad

Moderator: George Petrochilos, Attorney-at-law, DPhil, Partner at Three Crowns LLP


  • Αthina Fouchard-Papaefstratiou, Attorney-at-law, LL.M, Counsel at Eversheds Sutherland
  • Devika Khanna, Attorney-at-law, LL.M, Partner at Clyde & Co LLP (International Arbitration Group)
  • Melanie Van Leeuwen, Attorney-at-law, Partner at Derains & Gharavi
  • Marily Paralika, Attorney-at-law, LL.M, Associate at White & Case LLP, Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration


Q&A – Discussion 

15:30 – 15:45  Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45 Session 4    Main challenges and modern developments in Arbitration

Moderator: Εvangelos Vassilakakis, Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Faculty of Law), Attorney-at-Law

Reforming the Greek Arbitration System
Αristides Chiotellis, Assistant Professor at University of Athens (School of Law), Attorney-at-Law

Fast-track Arbitration
Sotiris Dempegiotis, Attorney-at-law, Ph.D., Senior Associate at Dryllerakis & Associates

Drawing from past experience to shape future opportunities and challenges for Arbitration in Greece
Ιoannis Vassardanis, Attorney-at-law, DEA, Managing Partner at Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners

Q&A – Discussion 

16:45 – 18:00 Round Table   Advantages of Arbitration and Mediation to increase the efficiency of dispute resolution

Moderator: Haris Pamboukis, Professor at University of Athens (School of Law), Attorney-at-Law


  • Venia Papathanasopoulou, LL.M, Legal Counsel and Secretary to the BoD of Athens International Airport SA, Accredited Mediator
  • Ioannis Tentes, Prosecutor Emeritus of the Supreme Court of Greece, former National Anti-Corruption Coordinator, Secretary General of the Family Law Society
  • Dimitra Chatziarseniou, Legal Counsel at TERNA ENERGY
  • Gregory Logothetis, Attorney-at-law, Partner at Koutalidis Law Firm
  • Event Details
  • Location: Athens
  • Greece
  • Start Date: 22/11/2018 9:00 am
  • End Date: 22/11/2018 6:00 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Athina Fouchard-Papaeftratiou, Marily Paralika