Ioannis Vassardanis & Partners Law Firm
18, Hatzikonstanti Street
115 24, Athens
Partner, Alexander Vassardanis & Partners (1999-2007); Associate, Alexander Vassardanis & Partners (1996-1999).
Treasurer of the Hellenic Society for Technology and Construction Law; Board Member, Greek Arbitration Association; Member, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA); Member, Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA); Member, International Arbitration Institute (IAI); Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Member, International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Board Member, Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development; Board Member and Deputy Secretary, Franco-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (CCIFG). Vice-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) for 2018-2019. Editor in Chief of the Law Journal Arbitration & Mediation and other types of alternative dispute resolution. One of the four mediators included in the ICSID List of Greek Mediators.
Panel of Arbitrators, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Experience as Counsel: Numerous international arbitrations, mainly institutional (under the aegis of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce) as well as ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and many domestic arbitrations both institutional and ad hoc. Numerous arbitration-related proceedings before the Greek courts and foreign courts (the latter in cooperation with the arbitration practice groups of mostly global law firms). Counsel and mediator/conciliator in several ad hoc mediation/conciliation cases in relation to a wide range of issues.
Experience as Arbitrator: Member of the tribunal in many arbitration proceedings (mostly international), ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and institutional ones (including, under the aegis of the ICC).
Experience in ADR: Counsel in several ad hoc international mediations in relation to a wide range of issues and expert/adjudicator in several expertise cases.
Chapter on “Greece” in the “Construction and Infrastructure Disputes: A Global Handbook” published by the Globe Law and Business, 2013; Les directives de l’International Bar Association sur l’impartialité, l’indépendance et la révélation en matière de l’arbitrage international (Cahiers de l’Arbitrage, Paris, 2004); Contributions to the ICCA Yearbook Commercial Arbitration 2015, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008; Chapter on “Greece” in the ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration 2012; Chapter on “Greece” for the “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments”, Getting the Deal Through for 2013 and 2014; Chapter on “Greece” for the “Gas Regulation”, Getting the Deal Through for 2012, 2013; Chapter on “Greece” in the “World Arbitration Reporter” by Juris Publishing and several reports as co-reporter for Greece (Institute for Transnational Arbitration, United States of America); ADR in Construction: Greece, IBA International Construction Projects Committee, August 2015.Author of an article titled “Achmea: A Practitioner’s approach”, published in the Greek Law journal “Arbitration & ADR”.
Awards: Ranked as a leading individual in the area of Dispute Resolution in Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014. Ranked in the area of Dispute Resolution in the Chambers Europe Guide 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.Recommended also in the area of Energy in the Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, as well as Corporate & Commercial in 2016. Recommended in the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 editorial in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Real Estate and Construction.as well as Energy in 2018, 2017 and 2016. Selected for inclusion in the following publications: “Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (2011, 2013)” and in the “Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers, (2011, 2013)”; and “Expert Guides: Commercial Arbitration (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); and “Expert Guide: Construction & Real Estate (2017) published by the Legal Media Group; published by the Legal Media Group; the Guides:
“The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (2013, 2012)”; “Who’s Who: Legal Arbitration (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) and “Who’s Who Legal: Construction (2018, 2017, 2016)”, published by the Global Arbitration Review; the publication “25 Best Lawyers in Greece” published by the Corporate International Magazine