Born in Athens in 1974.
Attorney at law and member of the Athens Bar Association since 1999.
Senior Associate at “D. TSIBANOULIS & Partners” Law Firm (2006-2010).
Partner at “Marinos – Katsas – Liaskos & Partners” Law Firm (2011 – today).
- University of Athens, Law School of (LL.B, 1997).
- Humboldt University, Berlin (LL.M, 1998).
- Humboldt University, Berlin (PhD, 2005).
Mediator specialised in out-of-court dispute resolution – Tulane Law School New Orleans/ Institute fur Anwaltschaftsrecht, Humboldt University, Berlin.
Assistant Professor in Commercial Law at the Democritus University of Thrace Law School (since 2013).
Β. Association and committee membership
Member of the Association of Greek Commercialists.
Member of the Athens Bar Association’s Law Review Scientific Committee.
Member of the European Union of Banking and Finance Law (A.E.D.B.F).
C. Areas of Specialisation
Commercial contracts, company law (including mergers), capital market law, civil and commercial insolvency, insolvency law, private international law, business financing.
D. Professional Experience
Dr. Katsas has been working for many years as an attorney and legal advisor on capital market law, business finance, commercial contracts and consumer protection law.
He advised the Greek State during the privatisation of Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (“OTE S.A.”) and the negotiation of the relevant contracts with Deutsche Telekom AG.
He also provided legal services in the unbundling of Hellenic Railways (OSE S.A.) railway infrastructure management and operations.
He drew up and revised the draft collaboration agreements among the companies TRAINOSE S.A., O.S.E. S.A., and E.DI.S.Y. S.A. as part of liberalisation of the railway freight market.
He provided legal services to the Greek Government and the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority in the context of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s programme to draft legislation on corporate and local government bonds (2006-2009).
He has provided legal advice and services to listed companies (PPC S.A., Agrotiki Securities S.A.), as well as investment firms (Falcon Investments S.A., Fortius Investments S.A., Artion Investments S.A., Solidus Investments S.A.).
He has provided legal services drafting financing agreements for BNP Paribas.
He has provided legal advice and services to Public Power Corporation, when the transmission sector was spun off to Independent Power Transmission Operator S.A. (2011).
Ε. Selected publications
Dr. Katsas has published many monographs, articles and studies and contributions in collective works on commercial contracts, company law, capital market law, insolvency law, private international law, and business financing.
Languages: Greek, English, German, French.