Dr. Georgios Matsos LL.M.
Dr. Matsos specialises in the academic areas of tax law and of accounting law. He lectures domestic and international tax law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2010. Since February 2014 he lectures accounting law at the National School of Judges. He lectures international and EU tax law at the International Hellenic University since 2013.
Dr. Matsos has been a Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at the Ruprecht-Karl-University of Heidelberg, Germany, during the winter semester 2011-2012. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Germany in 2004. He has been invited as a speaker in many conferences across Europe and in Greece. From 2006 until 2009 he was a member of the Editorial Board of the Law Review "Armenopoulos" and a permanent annotator of public law cases. He is author of several books and many multilingual publications in tax law, in accounting law and in other areas of business law.
Dr. Matsos has studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (LL.B., 1995). He has earned a Master’s degree in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium (LL.M., 1997) and a Doctoral degree in Tax Law from the University of Bayreuth, Germany (Dr. iur., 2001). At the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law he has performed research focused in the field of International Accounting Standards.
He is admitted at the Thessaloniki Bar since 1997 as a Dikighoros (attorney-at-law in Greece) at Areios Pagos (the Supreme Court of Greece) and is listed as a Professional Representative at the European Patent Office since 2006. He works mainly as legal counsel of domestic and international enterprises, advising mainly in the fields of Tax Law and Corporate Law. Around these core areas, he has built practical expertise in international law, public Law (government contracts, public procurement, administrative Law), labour and social security law, real estate, intellectual property law, competition law, contracts and economic penal law. He is also an experienced litigator.
Among his other activities, he consulted the Greek Government on the harmonisation of the Greek legislation with the Directive 2003/51/EC and created the Law Draft, which served as basis for the harmonising Greek Law no. 3487/2006.
Besides Greek, his native language, he has working experience in German, English and French and possesses also restricted knowledge of Italian and Dutch.