Aristides P. Chiotellis
PROFESSOR | PRESIDENT | FOUNDING PARTNER
SUPREME COURT LAWYER
Admitted to Athens Bar in 1978
Languages:
GREEK, GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
SHORT BIOGRAPHYACADEMIC CURRICULUMOTHER ACTIVITIESMEMBERSHIPSMAIN PUBLICATIONSRELEVANT WORK

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Aristides Chiotellis is one of the Founding Partners and President of KLC Law Firm since 2000. Aristides Chiotellis leads the Litigation and Arbitration and the IP practice of KLC. He has represented clients in numerous international (mainly before ICC and LCIA) and domestic arbitrations as well as in litigation proceedings before Greek Courts. Aristides Chiotellis also sits as arbitrator in ICC and domestic arbitrations. Matters include a wide range of legal issues (such as joint ventures, concessions and privatisations, M&A, IP, banking, commercial and general contract law disputes) and industries (such as shipyards, aviation, industrial, telecom, mass media, pharmaceutical, construction, and food industry).

Chambers & Partners Europe describe him as “well respected among peers for his ability to ‘combine the academic and practical aspects’ of disputes. His broad practice includes […] arbitrational advice” (2017 ed.) and he is noted “for his talents as an arbitrator” (2012 ed.). In Legal 500 (2016 ed.) he is noted as “exceptional” and “outstanding”.

He has extensive experience in Contracts, Corporate, Banking, Intellectual Property, Competition and Anti-Trust, Public Procurement – Concession contracts, Mergers – Takeovers – Privatisations, Real Estate, Aviation, Dispute Resolution – Litigation -Arbitration (esp. ICC and LCI Arbitration).

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

1994-to date
Ass. Professor in Private Law – Athens University Law School, Greece

1988-1994
Lecturer in Private Law – Athens University Law School, Greece

1980-1985
Senior Lecturer | Akademischer Rat a.Z, at the Institute of International European and International Economic Law | Institut für Europäisches und Internationales Wirtschaftsrecht – Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Germany

1975-1979
Wissenschaftlicher Assistent – Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Germany

Ludwig Maximilian Universität München (Germany): Dr. Jur. 
Athens University Law School (Greece): Law Degree 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

1992-to date
Supervisor Professor for Banking Law at the Hellenic State Scholarships Foundation

2000-2002
Member of the Legislative Committees for various Greek Laws in Contract Law and Intellectual Property

1987-2003
Deputy Director of the Greek Institute of International and Foreign Law – a public law legal entity of the Greek Ministry of Justice

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Scientific Association of the Academic Teachers of the Institute of European and International Economic Law of the University of Munich
  • Member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Society (German Sector)
  • Member of the International Association for the Methodology of Law (Aix-en-Provence)
  • Member of the German-Greek Lawyers Association (Hamburg & Athens)
  • Member of the Association for Banking Law (Athens)
  • Co-founder and member of the  Greek Association of Private Law Lawyers (Athens)

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

MÜNCHEN, 1981

“Rechtsfolgenbestimmung bei Geschäftsgrundlagenstörungen in Schuldverträgen”

KÖLN, 1985

“Rechtstatsachenforschung – Methodische Probleme und Beispiele aus dem Schuld- und Wirtschaftsrecht”, with W. Fikentscher

ATHENS, 1993

“Η σύμβαση έντυπης έκδοσης” ( “The Publishing Contract”)

ATHENS, 1995

“Κοινοτικό Αστικό Δίκαιο Ι” (“European Private Law I”), with M. Stathopoulos and M. Avgoustianakis

ATHENS, 1998

“Electronic Publishing, Its Technologies and Intellectual Property Law”, in: Practical Problems of Modern Publishing

ATHENS, 2000

“Πρακτικά Προβλήματα Γενικού Ενοχικού Δικαίου” (“Cases of General Obligation Law”) with M. Stathopoulos et alii 

ATHENS, 2000

“Πρακτικά Θέματα Ειδικού Ενοχικού Δικαίου” (“Cases of Special Obligation Law”) with Kl. Roussos et alii 

ATHENS, 2013

“Διαγράμματα Αστικού Κώδικα” (“Applications of the Greek Civil Code”) with I. Karakostas

ATHENS, 2014

“Διαγράμματα Ειδικών Αστικών Νόμων” (“Applications of Specific Private Laws”)

MUNICH, OXFORD, BADEN 2014

“Sovereign Debt Restructuring and the Internal Legal Framework: the Greek Experience” in: Paulus (ed.) “A Debt Restructuring Mechanism for Sovereigns – Do we need a legal procedure?”

ATHENS-MÜNCHEN, 2018 [UNDER PUBLICATION]

“Systemirregularitäten bei der Umsetzung gemeinschaftsrechtlicher Richtlinien in das griechische Vermögensrecht”

ATHENS, 2018 [UNDER PUBLICATION]

“Αγωγές Γενικού Ενοχικού Δικαίου” (“Claims under General Obligation Law”)

ATHENS, 2008-TO DATE

Member of the publishing committee of the legal review “Εφαρμογές Αστικού Δικαίου και Πολιτικής Δικονομίας” (“Applications of Private Law and Civil Procedure”) since it was founded in 2008

ATHENS, 2004-TO DATE

Member of the publishing committee of the legal review “Δίκαιο Μέσων Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης” (“Mass Media Law”) since it was founded in 2004

RELEVANT WORK

Relevant experience includes:

  • Legal Services to a major Greek television channel
  • Acting for major television network on litigation cases
  • Acting for a well-known Greek mobile phones company on all media issues
  • Legal Services to independent media productions company
  • Head of legal team which advised the Bank of Greece concerning the legal aspects of management and restructuring of non-performing loans (NPLs) of Greek banks
  • Acting in a dispute resolution case at the Supreme Court and forming a jurisprudence regarding the compound interest of bank loans
  • Head of legal team dealing with high- caliber novum legal cases arising out of the restructuring in the Banking sector(s) in Greece and Cyprus and the sovereign debt crisis
  • Legal Advisor to a major steel corporation in the negotiation of the terms of a Bond Loan and the security package offered
  • Legal Advisor of an international investment fund on the issuance of two bond loans financed by a Greek commercial bank and three intra-group Bond Loans financed by affiliated companies
  • Legal services with regard to a major project – financing the construction of a residential/commercial centre on real estate property used during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Greece
  • Organisational Committee of the “Olympic Games – Athens 2004 S.A.”, provision of legal services regarding the assignment of public contracts within the scope of organisation and realisation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2004, as well as in relation to contracts concluded between the said Organisational Committee and Sponsors of the Olympic Games
  • Head of Legal Team acting for a major German group of companies in international arbitration and settlement negotiations with the Greek State for the resolution of disputes arising under public contracts for the procurement of submarines to Hellenic Navy
  • Legal Advisor to the acquired company in the deal with the acquiring company (through a double hostile takeover of listed companies )
  • Provision Legal Counsel services to Olympic Airways S.A. including the provision of legal services in relation to the privatisation of Olympic Airways and its subsidiaries
  • General Legal Counsel and Chairman of the Technical Council of Οlympic Airways S.A., provisioning of legal advice to the management and determining the strategy of all the company’s legal cases
  • Provision of legal services to the Company under the name International Airport of Athens S.A. “Eleftherios Venizelos” and representation of the company as counsel at various arbitration proceedings against the Greek State