Iaonnis is Chair of the PEOPIL Maritime European Exchange Group (EEG) and is a Partner in the Athens Law Firm of Pavlakis-Moschos & Associates. Ioannis graduated from the Faculty of Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK in 2000.  He obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law in 2001.  In 2008, he was admitted to the practice before the Appellate Courts of Athens and Pireus, and in 2013, before the Supreme Court of Greece.

Ioannis practises in the area of personal injury litigation, maritime accidents, civil and labour law, and is fluent in Greek and English.

Personal injury cases in the maritime transport sector have, in their majority, a strong cross-border and even multinational component. It is necessary for personal injury lawyers, who defend victims of maritime accidents, that they can reach out to fellow lawyers practising in this area to exchange information, opinions and work together on such cases. PEOPIL is a great forum for this kind of exchange and interactions

Often the Register and Flag of a ship where an injury occurred, its owners, managers, charterers, the Protection and Indemnity civil liability insurers, the classification societies, the port authorities, the multinational crews, are factors not restricted solely to one country. The claimants in a multi-victim maritime accident have often different nationalities and domiciles.

Ioannis Pavlakis, Chair of the PEOPIL Maritime Law EEG


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