Dr. Zoe Giannopoulou, Chair, Greece Chapter, International Section
Zoe Giannopoulou is a practicing Lawyer in the field of corporate business and commercial law and holds a PhD on European and Economic Law. She is an Accredited Mediator in Civil and Commercial disputes and an Accredited Trainer for Mediators, by the Greek Ministry of Justice, an ADRg UK Civil and Commercial, Family and Workplace Accredited Mediator and an Accredited Mediator by the International Academy of Dispute Resolution (InADR USA). She has done further training, namely, Harvard Law School’s training on Mediation and she is a trained Negotiator of Harvard Law School’s Master Class NegotiationsProgram.
Zoe brings a combination of legal experience and international dispute resolution since 1999.
Zoe undertook the first commercial mediations in Thessaloniki, in Greece, and has since developed a strong practice in ADR. Zoe has a warm and calm personality coupled with a practical and problem-solving approach to helping the parties achieve a workable agreement.
Zoe is the deputy President of Mediator’s Accreditation Committee at the Ministry of Justice, a member of the Committee for the Promotion of Mediation at the Ministry of Justice and a founding member of “European Institute for Conflict Resolution”. She is also the deputy chief executive of ADR ODR International, a member of Thessaloniki’s Bar Mediation Committee and a mediator at the «Greek FranchiseAssociation».
She has been giving lectures and seminars in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, The National School of Judges, Bar Associations, Chambers of Commerce, the Association of Greek Commercialists, ERA, ACT, IHU and FRA and she participates as a professional mediator and judge in many international commercial mediation competitions (ICC, InADR US, ADRg UK). She is an UIA World Mediation Forum Advisor and an MBA Lecturer at the
American College of Thessaloniki in the field of Conflict Resolution, where also runs the peer mediation program.
She is a member of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Northern Greece) and a member of many charity organisations, including American Farm School, MDA and Elepap).
Zoe works in Greek, English and French.