Stavros Karageorgiou

Attorney at Law
tel. +30 210 7221021
e-mail: stkar@otenet.gr
sk@kalaw.gr

Stavros Karageorgiou specializes in civil and commercial law with particular emphasis on information technology and telecommunications law, the law of electronic banking services, corporate law, as well as European and Greek public procurement and state aid law.

Stavros has served in the past as legal advisor to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in Brussels (1987-1990), and to the company Interbanking Systems S.A. (1992-2005). He has taught, as visiting professor, the course ‘Information Technology and Telecommunications Law’ at the Dept. of Informatics at the University of Crete (1996-2002) and has participated in the lectures of the postgraduate course ‘New Technologies and Financial Transactions’ at the Law School of the University of Athens (1997-1998).

Stavros has cooperated with the Public sector at the office of the Deputy Minister of Economy on issues related to the rules and procedures of the Community Support Framework and the Monitoring Committee of the Integrated Information System of CSF; at the Information Society S.A.; at the National Electronic Commerce Committee; at the Special Task Force for the Y2K issue; at the National Telecommunications Committee, with academic institutions (Greek Universities Network Gunet; Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation of Research & Technology), as well as with private bodies and foreign law firms in a variety of cases and projects relating to information technology, telecommunications, public procurement, concession contracts and self-financed projects.

He has also participated in international projects funded by the European Commission on payment systems and electronic data exchange (European Commission DGXV and DGIII/B5) and in a variety of international and Greek conferences about information technology and telecommunications law.

Stavros has published several scientific articles, amongst them the following:

Bank’s Liabilities in International Electronic Funds Transfers (in Greek), published in the Journal of the Association of Greek Banks (Dec.1988)

Confidentiality of Bank Deposits / Greek and Foreign Banks Operating in Greece’ – published in the Journal of International Banking Law (June 1989)

Electronic Banking: Conference Report – published in Computer Law Journal (Sept. 1990)

Protecting Intellectual Property in Greece: The Legislature Has Spoken (co-authored by Prof. Liakopoulos) – International Computer Lawyer (July 1993)

Software Escrow Agreements, Journal of Commercial Law (Fall 1993) (in Greek)

Law and Information Technology: Towards 2000 (in Greek), Oikonomikos Tahidromos (6.1.1994, p.67)

Participation (for the Greek section) in the book entitled The European Software Directive, published by Clifford Chance (U.K.) (October 1994)

Participation (for the Greek section) in the book entitled Data Protecion Act in Europe, edited by Clifford Chance (U.K.), Sweet & Maxwell (June 1998)

PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial & Corporate Law
Banking Law
IT & Telecommunications Law
Public Procurement Law
Self-financed projects and foreign investments

EDUCATION

University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College – Centre of Commercial Law Studies, London, U.K.
Ph.D. Subject: Electronic Funds Transfers – Technical & Legal Overview, 1990

New York University, School of Law, N.Y., U.S.A. –
Completed 12 credits and conducted graduate research as a candidate for a J.S.D. degree, Subject: Legal Aspects of Electronic Funds Transfers, 1987

New York University, School of Law, New York, N.Y., U.S.A – LL.M. in International Commercial Law, 1986

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – School of Law, Law Degree, 1985

Yale University, Law School, New Haven, CT., U.S.A.
Course: “Orientation to American Legal Studies”, 1983

Deree College – Athens, Greece
Courses in Business Administration, 1981

Athens College, 1980

BAR ADMISSION / QUALIFICATIONS

Member of the Athens Bar Association, 1987
Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court

LANGUAGES

Greek
English
Spanish