Born in Athens (1962).
Ordinary Professor in Civil Law at the University of Athens (since 2016).
Barrister and solicitor of ERGA OSE SA (state company managing the projects, jointly financed by the EU, of the investment programme of the Hellenic Railways Organisation); ex-solicitor of the ASYK SA company (the first Greek company providing services in certifying electronic signatures).
Responsible for the teaching of practising lawyers at the Athens Bar Association (1997-2007).
Prof. Christodoulou studied, carried out research, and took part in seminars at the following universities: Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (Institute of Private and Civil Law of Prof. C.-W. Canaris), Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frankfurt, and Max Planck Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steurrecht [today: für Innovation und Wettbewerb]. He has taken part in and delivered papers at a large number of conferences, both Greek and international.
Highlights of cases: ERGOSE (Olympic projects, capital controls of financing public projects, European Court of Justice C-199 2007 [Greece vs Commission] etc.); Ionia Odos; Mega channel’s copyright property; Generali Hellas vs EFG; Skaramagka shipyards (labour cases) ao.
Athensmatriculated and studied at the Department of Law of the Law Faculty of Athens University; top scholarship of the National Scholarship Foundation in each year of his studies; graduated with first-class honours. First Special Postgraduate Scholarship in the 1st Private Law Section of the Department of Law of the Athens University Law School. Unanimously first-class doctor’s degree in Law by the University of Athens (thesis on Pecuniary Obligation’s Doctrine). First State Scholarship Foundation scholarship for post-doctoral research in Civil Law.
Member of legislative drafting committees, mainly working on the adaptation of Greek legislation to Community Directives, e.g. on electronic signatures (Dir. 1999/93), electronic commerce (Dir. 2000/31), public projects and contracts (Dir. 1992/13). Examiner in the examinations of the Council for the Selection of Personnel (2002-2003). National delegate to stakeholders’ network of the European Union on the creation of a Common Frame of Reference in the field of Contract Law. Unanimously first-class doctor’s degree in Philosophy by the University of Athens (2010, thesis on applied ethics). Ex-alternate (2011-2013), ordinary (2013-2019) Member of the Greek Data Protection Authority. Ex-Alternate member of the National Human Rights Commission. Ex-Special member of the National Committee on Geo-information.
Member of the Advisory Board of the Society for European Contract Law (SECOLA).
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