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Aristides J. Economides σας born in Serres, Greece. He enrolled in the Law School of the University of Athens in 1954 and then transferred to the Law School of the University of Strasbourg where he graduated from in 1957. He then joined the University of Paris form where he obtained a Doctorate (PhD degree) in criminal law in 1959.

He is member of the Athens Bar Association since 1960.

He speaks French and English.

As criminal lawyer he soon became distinguished and successful in many cases. During the dictatorship 1967 – 1974, Aristides Economides defended cases numerous against political dissidents of the junta regime. After that he followed a very prominent career handling cases of criminal law, civil tort and litigation. He engaged in extensively in white collar crime and became very prominent in the profession. He joined numerous Greek and international law associations, wrote and published articles on various aspects of the profession. In 2002 he became Deputy Chairman of the Athens Bar Association. He is author of numerous books on matters of justice, society and the legal profession.

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John A. Economides is a seasoned successful lawyer specializing in business, maritime and finance law, tort and regulation. He has structured many transactions and claims, conducted complex cases, held hearings, trials and depositions, representing private and institutional clients and have handled all aspects of both civil and criminal actions and appeals.

In marine business John A. Economides specialized in credit and security matters in collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland. in the late 80’s he launched a signature initiative for the development of quality standards in the management and operation of ships. This initiative was adopted by major classification societies and gave access to many Greek shipping companies for fleet modernization and renewal.

In the non marine business in the early 10’s John A. Economides introduced first the management of non-performing loans (NPLs)’ portfolios to Greek and European banks with WestLB (Westdeutsche Landesbank).

Beyond law John A. Economides is interested in politics, the economy, technology, ecology, science, philosophy and education. He engages also in international relations and security matters. His theoretical works are in the field of relational interactions. He is author of a treatise in cosmological evolution styled “The Theory of the Cosmos” which was published in Greek in 2010. This work was translated and further edited and published in English in 2012 as “The Universe of Interactions”.

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