Minister of State
Professor Haris Pambukis was born in Athens in 1958. He studied law in Paris (Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne) and received high honors for his Doctoral thesis at Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne in 1990 [Docteur d'Etat en droit (Très Honorable), PARIS 1-PANTHEON SORBONNE. Thesis title : "L'acte public étranger en droit international prive", Lagarde, Bibliothèque de Droit prive, t.219, Paris, (1987)]. His thesis, was published in 1993 in Librairie de Droit et de la Jurisprudence, was honored with various state and international awards of excellence and became main reference point in the field of private international law.
In 1991 he was unanimously elected Lecturer at the Law School, University of Athens and from October 2009 is Professor in Private international law and International Trade law at Athens Law School, where he teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His courses include Private International Law, International Transactions Law, Law of Foreign Residents Status, International Contracts Law and International Arbitration.
He has published extensively legal monographs and articles in Greek, English and French.
Professor Pamboukis was chief editor at the scientific journal Revue Hellenique de Droit International (1990 - 1996). He served as special advisor to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1996 - 1997) and General Secretary of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1999-2000), under George Papandreou. During that time (1999) he has participated in the preparation of the Helsinki (very important for the Greek - Turkish relationship) and Copenhagen summit in which has been decided the unconditional entry of Cyprus in the EU. He also served as elected member of the Unidroit (1998, Rome) and life long member of several national and international scientific societies and legal fora. He also served as the sole representative of the Hellenic Republic in International Arbitration issues.
In 2003 he taught a special course in international law at the Academy of International Law in The Hague, Hague Academy Courses 2003.
Professor Pamboukis is Attorney at Law before the Supreme Court, Scientific supervisor of Athens's Bar biennium cycle regarding the modernization of the legal vocation and he practices law as International Arbitrator at the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg), the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg), forums (2006), notary publics Marseille, Athens Arbitration, Heidelberg for Intellectual Property, notary publics Rome, Athens Sports Law. His main expertise covers the field of Private International Law and International Arbitration.