Vice-President emeritus, Legal Council of the State
Arbitrator, Mediator

Areas of Expertise:  Administrative law, law of obligations, property law, EU law, human rights, social security law, financial disputes (negotiations and loan contracts between the State and domestic/foreigh banks)

Arbitration Experience: In the course of his term at the Legal Council of the State, he participated in negotiations and reviewed various settlement agreements. In the last five years of his term, he participated as the Greek State Legal Counsel in two international arbitrations. Today he sits as an arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations.

Languages: Greek, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian

Education: Law Degree (1968) and Degree in Economic and Political Sciences (1971), University of Athens; Master’s Degree in Economy and Labor Law, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (1973).

Professional Career: V. Kontolaimos served for 38 years at the Legal Council of the State, retiring in 2012 at the rank of Vice-President. He was a legal advisor to the Public Debt Management Agency, to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Community Issues and Human Rights, to the Ministry of Rural Development, in matters of Community Subsidies and of the Codex Alimentarius and to the Ministry of Labor, as well as President of the Disciplinary Council for NHS doctors. He is a certified mediator by the Ministry of Justice.