Elena is a lawyer-mediator based in Thessaloniki. She holds a PhD Degree, an LLM on Commercial and Economic Law and an LLB degree from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has also studied European Law at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). She has been a practicing lawyer since 1996 with long experience in counseling, negotiations and litigation. She has profound knowledge in conflict resolution of commercial and business-related claims and liability matters. Elena has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Law Faculty of NUP (Cyprus) and teaches law subjects as an Academic Assistant at the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. She is an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator with ADR Group (UK) and a member of ADRg International Training Faculty. She trains both in Greece as an accredited trainer at the Mediation Institute of Thessaloniki and abroad (India, NLUD).
Elena is also an Accredited Mediator by the Accreditation Committee of the Greek Ministry of Justice (Law 3898/2010). She is also an accredited Trainer for Mediators (Toolkit Company, the Netherlands). She has done advanced training in mediation (MATA (UK) -Harvard Negotiation Institute), and is frequently invited as a speaker in national and international conferences, forum and workshops (European Academy of Law, FRA, IHU, ALBA, American College of Thessaloniki). Elena participates as a Professional Mediator in International Competitions (ADRg – Oxford, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, Paris). She also sits at the Mediation Committee of the Bar of Thessaloniki.
She works in Greek, English and French and has a good understanding of German and Spanish.