Varsamos Stamatis

Athens (Greece)

Expert in Air Law, Airport Law, Attorney at Law, LL.M. (Leiden)

Education: 

Graduate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece).

He is a holder of a Master Degree (LL.M.) in advanced Studies in Air & Space Law from the Institute of Air & Space Law of the University of Leiden (Netherlands).

He is a holder of a Master Degree (LL.M.) from the University of Southampton (UK).

He is a holder of the International Law Diploma from International Air Transport Association (IATA).

teaching activity: 

Regular training instructor for Airport employees on basic elements of Public and Private Air Law.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: 

His is a legal counselor for Athens International Airport and his practice involves exairport charges, regulatory and liability issues, EU competition issues, PRM, ground-handling, airport/airline relations and complex airport projects.

Also his practice includes in and out of Court representation and extensive experience on procurement issues and concession agreements. 

Member of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe Ground-Handling Task Force.

Member of the European Air Law Association (EALA).

Member of the World Airport Lawyers Association (WALA).

Member of the Hellenic Aviation Society.

Member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

Member of the International Board of Review of the International Air Law Moot Court Competition (for years 2016 and 2017), organized by the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation (India) and the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University (Netherlands).

Speaker in Aviation Conferences in Greece and abroad.

Publications: 
Varsamos Stamatis. Airport competition in the EU: Main Characteristics, Evolution of the Case Law on Airport Charges and the need for Regulatory Oversight. Paper presented in the VIII WALA’s Conference in Athens. Greece in September of 2015.
Varsamos Stamatis. Airport Competition Regulation in Europe. Wolters Kluwer International, 2016.
Varsamos Stamatis. Ground handling Services: Legal framework –Application of the EEC competition rules in Greece, published in Journal “European Expression, ‘volume 22, May-June- July, 1996.
Varsamos Stamatis. Hostile takeovers and defensive method Presentation of legal framework in Greece and of the methods adopted,” published In three parts in newspaper “Exousia, in August of 1999.
Varsamos Stamatis. Passenger rights and Airports Presentation of passenger rights and airports liability, on seminar held by the Hellenic Aviation Society on November of 2006 in Athens.
Varsamos Stamatis. Recognition of University Degrees in Greece. One Directive adopted nine years ago, one denial, and a High Court’s judgment, published in newspaper “Kathimerini,” at 3/12/1998.
Varsamos Stamatis. The exploitation of Extra Terrestrial Resources & the Acquisition of Property Rights over the Moon & Other Celestial Bodies. Paper presented in the International Conference on New Challenges in Space law. Athens Greece, June 2015.
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