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About Dimitrios P. Panagiotopoulos Professor (Sp.Law)

Professor Dimitrios P. Panagiotopoulos has many academic and professional positions:advocate, attorney at-Law in Supreme Court and Council of State, Member of the Athens Bar Association, Legal Consultant of many Legal persons and Sports Federations and Organizations. He is Director of the Law Firm “Panagiotopoulos and Partners”, that undertakes law cases of Sports Law and cases in the fields of Commercial Law, Civil law, Contracts, & Torts, Product Liability Law, Labour Law, Comparative Law, Finance and Administrative Law. Also, he is a Special Expert in Sports Law in the European Union and member of Sports law committees of Ministry of Culture, as well as member of the Legal Council of the Union of Anonym Society Companies since 2002. Furthermore, the author was a member of the Committee of the European Presidency (2003-2004), responsible of sports legislation and the establishment of the Sports Law Code.
Scientific activities
He has participated in the Organization of many Scientific Conferences - Congresses-Seminars - Symposiums, covering the Sports Science and Sports Law. He is a member of many Greek and foreign scientific societies and President of the Hellenic Center for Research on Sports Law (EKEAD). He is the author and editor of several scientific books and monographies and has published over 200 scientific studies in Greek and International scientific journals, with many reports of other Greek and foreign scientists. The author has been President of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL) since 2009 ( and a Founder member and Secretary General from 1992 until 2008. He is the editor of IASL’s international journal "International Sports Law Review Pandektis" and of the Greek journal “Lex Sportiva”. He has also been an invited lecturer on subjects concerning Sports Law and Lex Sportiva, in many universities and sports Law Centers, such as in all IASL Sports Law Congress and other International Congress and Seminars in European Countries, Asia, Africa, South and North America (USA).
The author’s work has been warmly commented upon by many personalities of the political and scientific world and the daily press in Greece and abroad.
The author has received several awards and honours:
The Distinguished Service to Humankind Award (2010) in the arena of Sports law from the International Biographical Institute of Cambridge and the “Person of the Year in Law” Award (2009) from the American Biographical Institute (INC). In 2005 he received a great scientific distinction, the International Award «Aisimnitis", from the Faculty of the University of Johannesburg. In 2004 he received an Honorary Plaque from the Cyprus Association of Physical Education and Sports Science. A few years earlier, in 1996, the author received an Honorary Plaque from the Greek Federation of Australia. Finally, he received a Gold Medal by the Greek Sports Press Association for his writing work in sports, in 1987 and 1992.


Present President of International Association of Sports Law (IASL), International Association of Sports Law (IASL)
Present Professor at the University of Athens, University of Athens
Present Vice-Rector(f), University of Central Greek, International Association of Sports Law (IASL)

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