A graduate of AUTh Law School, he holds a post-graduate Degree in European Law from Brussels Free University and received his Doctor’s Degree from AUTh Law School in 1984. For the purposes of his Doctorate thesis he worked as a researcher at theInstitute of European Studies at the University of Brussels and the Centre of International and European Economic Law in Thessaloniki. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University Law School. In the 1986-1990 period he worked at the European Court and the Commission of the European Communities in Luxembourg and Brussels. In 1990 he returned to Greece, was elected Professor at Panteion University, where he taught European Law, International Private Law and Human Rights Law. He was first elected Professor in 2002 and he held the Jean Monnet seat and served at different times on the Senate and as an Alternate President for the Department. At the same time he was a Supreme Court attorney, specializing mainly in procedures before the courts of European agencies and international sport arbitrations. For a long period of time he was also the Ministry of Justice spokesperson to the European Union on issues of judiciary cooperation, having served as President of the Civil Law Committee of the EU Council, during the Greek Presidency of 2003. Furthermore, he served as member of the Competitiveness Committee and the National Committee on Telecommunication and Post-Offices. In 1986 he was one of the founding members of the European Lawyers’ Union (UAE) and a member of its first Administrative Board. Since 2003 he has been a corresponding member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. In 2005 he was elected as a Judge at the newly founded Public Administration Court of the European Union, in Luxembourg, where he served for a full term, undertaking, as of October 2009, the tasks of Department Head. In October 2011, after the completion of his term in Luxembourg, he returned to his academic duties at Panteion University, as well as to actively practising law.