IHU Legal Studies Faculty

Prof. Dr. Lambros Kotsiris

Prof. Dr. Lambros Kotsiris
  • Born in Athens in 1934
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Law University of Athens (1956)
  • Officer at the Navy (1957-1959)
  • Registration at the Athens Bar (1959)
  • Ph.D. (Dr.) in Law from the Maximilean University of Munich (1960)
  • Practicing Law in Athens (1961 - )
  • Extended studies in several Universities (1963 – 1969)
  • Teacher’s research work (habilitation) accepted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1972)
  • Professor at the Faculty of Law Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1973 - )
  • Fulbright Scholar at SMU, Dallas (1986 – 1987)
  • Visiting Professor at the Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas (1987 – 1988)
  • President of the Faculty of Law University of Thessaloniki (1989 – 1995)
  • President of the Legal Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1995 - 2001)
  • Professor at the National School of Judges (1996 - 2004)
  • Member (ass.) of the Academy of Athens (elected in 1998 life member)
  • Emeritus Professor (2001)
  • Legal Counsel of Banks (1990 – 2007, Ionian Bank, Chios Bank, Piraeus Bank)
  • Doctor h.c. of the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens (July 2007)

Main Writings

  • Bankruptcy Law (8th ed.) 2011
  • Greek Copyright Law (6th ed 2011)
  • Law of Competition (6th ed) 2011
  • Company Law (in Engl.) 3rd ed. 2001.Forthcoming 4th ed. (2012-2013)
  • Law of Restructuring of undertakings (in collabor. with Hatzinikolaou) 2rd ed. 2007
  • European Commercial Law I (Introduction to EU legal order – fundamental freedoms – Competition Law – Intellectual property law – 2003. Forthcoming 2nd ed. (Oct. 2012)
  • European Commercial law II - Company Law. Insolvency Law
  • Law of Conciliation (2nd ed. 2011)
  • Greek Copyright Law (in eng.) 2012

Editorship (in English)

  1. The Law at the turn of the 20th century – International Conference (1993)
  2. Racism – International Conference (2005)


  • Teilhaberschaft und Aktie (1960)
  • On unjust enrichment (1967)
  • On goodwill (1971)
  • On Bankruptcy as Institution and reality (1980)

Writer of more than three hundred essays and legal opinions into Greek, English, French and German language published in law journals and honorary volumes (republished in four volumes 1980, 1994, 2004, 2006), among which many legal opinions on competition issues to be used before the courts and the Commission of Competition.

Lectures at the Academy of Athens
Five published extended lectures

Teaching Curricula:
He has been teaching at the Faculty of Law and the National School of Judges mainly: Bankruptcy Law, Competition Law, Company Law, Banking Law, European Business Law (permanent course Jean Monnet), Erasmus Student European Company Law and European Competition Law, Open University of Thessaloniki.

Current Memberships

  • Chairman of the National Copyright Organization
  • Member of the Legal Council of the national Organization for the Projection of the Greek Civilization
  • Member of the national “Committee of Professional Athletics”
  • Chaiman of the Law-making Committee for Bankruptcy Law (main reporter Law 3588/2007) of the Ministry of Justice and for Copyright Law of the Ministry of Culture (Law 2121/1993).
  • Chairman of the law-making committee for “Crossborder Insolvency”
  • Chairman of the National Mediators’ Accreditation Committee

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