MARIA PSARRA

Managing Associate

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    mpsarra@vglawyers.gr
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BIOGRAPHY

Maria is a Courts of Appeal Lawyer, a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2014, and Managing Associate at VG Lawyers. She graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law with Upper-Second Class Honors in 2012. She holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies (specialization in Private International Law) from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, School of Law with First Class Honors (2014) and a Professional Diploma in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (Arbitration-Mediation) from the Institute of International Commercial Law of Pace University (US), School of Law with First Class Honors (2015). She has attended certified training courses of the Hague Academy of International Law (2014), the Center for International and European Economic Law (2014), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (2015), the Academy of European Law (2015, 2017) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (2020).

Her main field of practice is national and international Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, EU Public Procurement Law and Private International Law (recognition of foreign court decisions in Greece, etc.). In the past, she has worked at the Court of Justice of the European Union as an intern (stagiaire) of the First Attorney General Melchior Wathelet (2015) and in a Law Firm specializing European Law (2013-2015), where she gained significant experience in handling cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the General Court of the European Union, the European Commission and the European Ombudsman.


Maria is a proficient user of English and French (C2 level) and a basic user of Turkish (A1 level).

She is a member of the Hellenic Law Association “e-THEMIS” since 2015 and the Friends of the Academy of European Law (ERA) since 2013. Her scientific work has received funding from the State Scholarship Foundation (2015, 2016), the Academy of European Law (ERA) (2015) and the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL) (2014).

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

  • National and International Commercial Law
  • EU Procurement Law
  • Private International law
  • Company Law
  • FIDIC Contracts

EDUCATION

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law, LL.B.

National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, School of law, LL.M.

Pace University, School of Law, IICL, Professional Diploma

PUBLICATIONS – CONFERENCES

See Maria’s publications and conference attendance below:
  • “Obiter dicta in direct actions before the European Union Courts”, ΗREL 2018 (International Edition), p. 1 et seq.
  • “Prohibition of review of jurisdiction of the court of origin in matters of parental responsibility” in The divorce and its consequences on family relationships, G.-Al. Georgiadis (Ed.), Sakkoulas Publications, 2016, p. 20 et seq.
  • “Marriage” in International Family Law, Chr. Tsouka (Ed.), Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016, p. 129 et seq.
  • “Registered Partnership” in International Family Law, Chr. Tsouka (Ed.), Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2016, p. 159 et seq.
  • “A Selected Challenge of EU Mediation: Effects on Limitation on Limitation and Prescription Periods”, ΗREL 2014 (International Edition), p. 181 et seq.
  • “Jus soli in the Greek Nationality Code”, EMED, 2013, p. 213 et seq.
  • “The Reversal of Advocates General’s View Regarding the ECJ’s Disputed Jurisdiction in the Preliminary Reference Procedure”, HREL 2014, p. 437 et seq.

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