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Ioannis Ioannidis

Ioannis Ioannidis

Title: Attorney at Law, Member of the Athens Bar.
E-mail: ioannidis@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek: native speaker
English: fluent
French: fluent
German: fluent

Academic Qualifications:

  • Law Degree – University of Athens, Faculty of Law.
  • LLM in Banking and Finance Law – Queen Mary Universityof London.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Yannis worked in Athens on general civil and criminal law cases and sports law cases before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. As trainee lawyer, he worked on environmental, public procurement, competition and general administrative law cases.

Imma Baumgartner (A)

Imma Baumgartner

Title: Lawyer (Senior advisor)
Email: imma.baumgartner@public-affairs-agency.net
Languages: German (native speaker)
French (fluent)
English (fluent)

Expert in Public Affairs and company lawyer with international experience.

Founder of the "Lobbying Agency" based in Vienna with an international partner network.

Imma Baumgartner began her professional career in 1990 in the International Legal Department of D. Swarovski & Co in Wattens/Tyrol. In 1995 she became Head of the Austrian Office of EU Commissioner Dr.

Franz Fischler. From 1999 to 2005 she was Vice President for Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs at T-Mobile Austria and T-Mobile International and from 2005 to 2008.

Managing Director of Trimedia Public Affairs.

Panayota, Boussis (GR)

Panayota Boussis

Title: Lawyer (Bar Association of Thesprotia)
E-mail: boussis@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek (native speaker)
French (native speaker)
English (fluent)
Dutch (independent speaker)
German (independent speaker)

Academic qualifications:

  • D.E.S. in European Law (Institut d "Etudes européennes - Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • Law Degree (University of Athens - Faculty of Law)
  • Scientific Seminar: ´ The Legal Protection at the Court of Justice of the European Communities (Athens Bar Association)

Prior to joining the firm, Panayota, worked in the Legal Service of the Permanent Representation of Greece, was a trainee at the European Commission- Enterprise and Industry Directorate GeneralUnit F3:Cosmetics and Medical Devices and worked as an independent lawyer in the fields of Intellectual Property, environmental law, state aids and public procurement. She has published several articles on competition law, the insertion of mutual recognition clauses in national law, consumer protection against unfair commercial practices and the the Liability of a Member State in the event of infringement of Community law.

Vassiliki Brissimi, PH.D (GR)

Vassiliki Brissimi

Title: Lawyer (Bar of Athens)
E-mail: brissimi@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)

Academic qualifications:

  • University of Athens (LLB) and Oxford (MJur, MPhil and DPhil in Law, St. Hilda’s College).

Vasiliki has extensive research experience in the area of EU Competition Law and in particular of abuse of a dominant market position. She has published articles on European Law in European Business Law Review, Competition Law Journal, World Competition and Competition and Regulation in Network Industries.

Michael R. C.
Gerstenberger, Ph. D. (G)

Michael R. C

Title: Senior Adviser
E-mail: gerstenberger@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: German (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (basic)
Italian (basic)

Academic qualifications:

  • Diploma Thesis and Doctorate, both RUB, University of Bochum (Germany)

Michael held executive positions at international groups in chemical industry (e.g. Exxon, Schering, Witco, Ciba) as well as in SME´s for about twenty years. He is founder and co-chairman of renowned globally active consulting firms such as LION CONSULT and ChemInvest. He has been member of the board and vice president of German Marketing Association (DMV) and is continuously involved in European and worldwide technoeconomical organizations such as TAPPI, cc-Nanochem, and IPI. Besides his comprehensive knowledge of global chemical and te

Manuel Irún (ES)

Manuel Irún

Title: Advisor
E-mail: Irun@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Spanish (mother tongue)
English(fluent)
Valencian (fluent)
French (independent user)

Academic qualifications:

  • Certificate of Attendance of the "Intensive Seminar on the European Union" (College of Europe, Brussels)
  • Certificate of Attendance of the program about "Projects Management. A new? Direction way" (Institute of High Business Studies, University of Navarre)
  • Doctorate in Chemical Science (University Janume I, Castellón)
  • Thesis of Degree Title (University Janume I, Castellón)

Specialist in Environment Management and Natural Resources (Polytechnic University of Madrid) Certificate of Attendance of the Post-graduate program about "Environmental Industrial Management" (Chamber of Trade and Industry, Castellon) Degree in Chemical Science (University Janume I, Castellón) Dr. Irun is an environmental expert, providing the firm with any relevant scientific expertise. His additional qualifications in Management and the European institutions, supplemented by extensive work experience as a technical consultant and project manager for numerous business and industrial sectors, ensure that Manuel is able to deliver technical client specific advice.

Pavlos Kotsonis (GR)

Pavlos Kotsonis

Title: Of Counsel
E-mail: kotsonis@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek (native speaker)
English (very good)
French (very good )

Academic qualifications:

  • Law Degree (University of Athens, Law School).
  • Post-graduate studies in administrative law in University of Paris II, Sorbonne, FR

Career: Former Supreme Administrative Court Judge / Conseiller d'Etat, 1981-2010

Hans Mattaar (NL)

Hans Mattaar

Title: Senior Advisor
E-mail: mattaar@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Dutch (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
German (independent user)

Academic qualifications:

  • Wageningen Agricultural University Plant Protection Sciences (MSc 1984)

Agronomist, Agricultural Engineer. Before joining Pappas & Associates, Hans Mattaar worked for 22 years with Bayer CropScience and its predecessors Aventis CropScience and Rhône-Poulenc Agro. As a broadly trained agronomist & crop protection expert, Hans started his career as Regulatory Expert for the Netherlands. In that role he found the way to the Dutch courts for his company, and successfully challenged the authorities on several occasions.

His interest in legal issues deepened when he joined the European Team as a coordinator, and then moved on to the position of Regulatory Strategy Manager and European Public Affairs Manager. In these positions he developed a specific competency in working with multi-disciplinary teams and taskforces, and in creating the link between scientific, legal and political experts. He represented his company in several external working groups and taskforces, both European and global, covering a variety of domains such as probabilistic risk assessment, regulatory advocacy, communications, electronic data submission, groundwater protection and many others. His specific interests and affinity with legal issues finally motivated him to join Pappas & Associates as a senior advisor, counseling corporate clients in the chemical and lifesciences domains on regulatory and public & governmental affairs issues. The combination of a broad chemical, toxicological and biological scientific expertise, with the ability to communicate at an equal level with his legal colleagues, allows Pappas & Associates to offer a unique level of understanding and strategic support for corporations operating in the complicated European regulatory domains

Spyros Pappas (GR)

Spyros Pappas

Title: Senior Partner
Attorney at Law, Member of the Athens and Brussels Bars; Managing Partner: Chairman of SRDA (Center of Social Responsibility in the Digital Age): Président du Centre de Culture Européenne
E-mail: pappas@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (fluent)
German (independent user)

Academic qualifications:

  • Degree in Law (University of Athens – Faculty of Law);
  • Degree in Political Sciences (University of Athens – Faculty of Political Sciences);
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Administrative Law (Panteios School of Economic andPolitical Sciences, Athens);
  • Certificate in the French Civilization (University of Sorbonne, Paris);
  • Post-Graduate Degree (D.E.A) in Public Administration and in Public Law (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne);
  • Certificate in Community Law (Directorate for European Affairs of the Ministry for Coordination, Athens);
  • Diploma in Advance Management Programme (INSEAD, Fontainebleau);
  • Certificate in the USA Governmental System The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC).

Career: Prior to founding the firm, Spyros Pappas held various senior positions in Greece, the Netherlands and the European Union. Having been called to the Athens Bar in 1976, he was a member of the Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d'Etat) by 1978, Maître des Requêtes in 1983. In 1985 he took over as Secretary General of the National Centre of Public Administration and set it up. In 1988 he became an Associate Professor (Professor after 1992) of European Law at the European Institute for Public Administration (Maastricht), which he was Director-General of, between 1990-1995.

From 1995 to 2001 he held the positions of Director General in the European Commission, in charge of of Consumer Policy (DG XXIV) setting up the relevant directorategeneral that is today SANCO, Director-general of Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual Policy (DG X), and, finally, Director General of the directorate-general of Education and Culture (EDUC) that he proposed and set up. He returned to private practise in 2001, and is currently a member of both the Athens and Brussels Bar Associations.

Articles and Books: Numerous articles in the field of administrative and constitutional law, European law, competition policy, audiovisual policy, consumer policy, culture and sport, environment, European integration, administrative science and policy analysis published in scientific reviews, books or newspapers in the most of the European Countries and in the US; the more recent ones are dealing with "The New European Governance", "The Euro-Digital Democracy", "After Nice: more intergovernmental or more federal?", "The cultural dimension of Euro", "The paradoxes of the European Community", "A new era of competition policy under the guidance of the Court of First Instance", "The alteration of the right of initiative of the European Commission", "The competence of making regulatory decisions of the European Commission", "Morale and change in the Union" etc.. Among the books: "Current trends and developments in the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities" EIPA, vol. I, 1993, vol. II 1995; "National Procedures for the preparation and implementation of Community decisions", EIPA, 1994; "EC Competition Law: Financial aspects", UK Association of European Law and EIPA, 1994, coed. with Lord Slyn; "The changing roles of Parliaments in the European Union, EIPA, 1995, co-ed. with Prof. F. Laursen; "The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: the challenges of the future", EIPA, 1996, co-ed. with S. Vanhoonacker.

First Prize of the Foundation for Administrative Law 'Michel Stassinopoulos' (1976); Scholar of the Council of Europe (1977); Officer in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the diffusion of Community law in the Member States and the creation of the European Centre of Judges and Lawyers in 1992 (1994); "Medal of Honor" from the European Institut (Lodz) for the contribution to Poland's integration process into the EU (1998); Honorary Fellow of the European College of Sport Science of the Universities of Cologne and Jyväskylä (2000); Honorary Member of the Association of European Journalists (The Hague)(2000)

Zena Prodromou (GR)

Zena Prodromou

Title: Lawyer
E-mail: prodromou@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: Greek (native speaker)
English (near native speaker)
German (fluent)
French (independent speaker)
Spanish (intermediate)

Academic qualifications:

  • LLM in European Law (University of Cambridge);
  • Bachelor of Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki);
  • Public International Law, History of Europe and Philosophy of Law (University Robert Schuman – Strasbourg)

Manon Steibel (FR)

Manon Steibel

Title: Legal Advisor
E-mail: steibel@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: French (native speaker)
English (fluent)
German (independent speaker)

Academic qualifications:

  • Masters degree diploma in Environmental law from University Robert Schuman, Strasbourg

Prior to joining the firm, Manon, worked as a trainee at the legal service of the Council of the European Union. Her professional experience also includes traineeships at the chambers of the President of General Court of the European Union, the cabinet of an Advocate general and a judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Outside Manon’s European institutions experience, she worked as jurist for an environmental organism in France In 2011 she obtained a Postgraduate diploma in European law from Institute for European studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Damien Thavard (FR)

Damien Thavard

Title: Legal Advisor
E-mail: thavard@pappaslaw.eu
Languages: French (native speaker)
English (fluent)

Academic qualifications:

  • Licence en droit public-Université François Rabelais de Tours, 2006 (LLB)
  • Master en droit international et européen-Université François Rabelais de Tours, 2008 (LLM)

Before joining the firm, Damien worked as a trainee in a French law office specialized in public procurement.

Lambert van Deuren (B)

Lambert van Deuren

Title: Member of the Brussels Bar since 1955
E-mail: l.van.deuren@avocat.be
Languages: French (native speaker)
Flemish (native speaker)
English (independent user)

Academic qualifications:

  • PhD University Catholic of Louvain Degree in criminology (Louvain)
  • Public international law (Sorbonne)
  • European Law (Louvain).

Expert in company law, penal finacial law, law for urbanism, as well as family and penal laws.

Lambert is also Chairman of "Revue du XXIme Siècle", "ASBL Kaufmann European Music Competition". He has been decorated as an "Officier de l'Ordre de la Couronne"

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