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People & Associates: Pappas Law Firm in Brussels

  • Title: Lawyer (Senior advisor)imma
    Email: imma.baumgartner@public-affairs-agency.net
    Languages: German (native speaker)
    French (fluent)
    English (fluent)

    Expert in Public Affairs and company lawyer with international experience.
    Founder of the “Lobbying Agency” based in Vienna with an international partner network.
    Imma Baumgartner began her professional career in 1990 in the International Legal Department of D. Swarovski & Co in Wattens/Tyrol. In 1995 she became Head of the Austrian Office of EU Commissioner Dr.
    Franz Fischler. From 1999 to 2005 she was Vice President for Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs at T-Mobile Austria and T-Mobile International and from 2005 to 2008.
    Managing Director of Trimedia Public Affairs.

  • Blaga

    Title: Attorney at Law, Member of Sofia Bar Association
    E-mail: contact@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: Bulgarian (native speaker)
    English (fluent)

    Academic qualifications:
    Law Degree, University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M ,2008)

    Blaga specializes maily in Civil Law and Procedure, Enforcement Procedure and EU Law. She have previously worked as a parliamentary assistant in the Bulgarian Parliament. Blaga did a traineeship as a researcher for Bulgaria in project for survey on the legislation and case-law of the member states regarding financial leasing legislation. She is working as a qualified lawyer in the fields of civil and contract law cases.

  • Title: of Counsel – Attorney at Law
    E-mail: ckaftani@yahoo.com
    Languages: Greek (native speaker)
    English (fluent)
    French (fluent)
    Russian (intermediate)
    Italian (independent user)

    Academic qualifications:

    • 1996    Doctorat en Droit (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) Distinction cum laude (très honorable avec felicitation du Jury).
    • 1985    DEA in Law History, Law Philosophy, Law Anthropology (University Paris X)
    • 1983      DEA  in Public Law (University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    • 1982      Bachelor, School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Honours Degree (Grade 8,1/10)
    • 1977    High School, Pierce College of Athens, (‘Apolytirion’), Honours Degree, Grade: Excellent

    Since 1984 Katerina is a Me der of the Athens Bar practising Public law, European Community Law, public procurements, construction law, Communication and Competition Law, Greek and international contracts, ECHR cases, litigation,  arbitration and mediation. Litigation concerns mostly important cases judged by the Supreme Courts of Greece (Cour de Cassation and Council of State). As from 2012-2013 she is an Accredited Mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) of London and the Greek Ministry of Justice.

    Publications and papers

    Α. Books

    • 1997 “La fοrmatiοn de la fοnctiοn publique en France: cοntributiοn à la théοrie de la fοnctiοn publique» French editor  L.G.D.J. The book has been presented in the “Reνue de Presse des Liνres” of Radiο France.

    B. Articles

    • “Provisionary Court protection in the field of public procurements. The jurisprudence of Greek court. Is the incorporation of the Directive  89/665/EEC effective” article, Jurisprudence of Public Works Review 11-12/2005, 11/60.
    • “Administrative recourses in public construction law” APEG Review, December 2000.
    • “Commentary to the decision Council of State 2801/1998, Adm. Court of Appeal of Athens 5150/1998, Adm. Court of Appeal of Piraeus 94/1999», article, Jurisprudence of Public Works Review Τεύχος 13-14/2000
    • “Public actions Thoughts arising from the decisions 6275/1995, 1933/1998 Pl., 1917/1998 Pl, of the Council of State», article Critical Review of Law Theory and Action, 1999 n 2, (July 1999).
    • “Public Law and Language “, article “Constitution” Review, 1998, n. 5.
    • “The application of the principle to the free circulation of employees in public administration” », article Administrative Court Review, 1998, n. 2.
    • “Civil agent and the principle of the equality of sexes”, article Administative Change Review,1997.
    • “Systems applying in the civil service, (Career system / specific position system», article Administative Change Review, n 29, January-Mars 1987.
    • “Οmnipresence et οmniabsence” of the “Time” in Law, International Congress  “Bissextilia” (Athens, February 1996).
  • mattaar02Title: Senior Advisor
    E-mail: mattaar@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: Dutch (native speaker)
    English (fluent)
    French (fluent)
    German (independent user)

    Academic qualifications:

    • Wageningen Agricultural University Plant Protection Sciences (MSc 1984)

    Agronomist, Agricultural Engineer. Before joining Pappas & Associates, Hans Mattaar worked for 22 years with Bayer CropScience and its predecessors Aventis CropScience and Rhône-Poulenc Agro. As a broadly trained agronomist & crop protection expert, Hans started his career as Regulatory Expert for the Netherlands. In that role he found the way to the Dutch courts for his company, and successfully challenged the authorities on several occasions.

    His interest in legal issues deepened when he joined the European Team as a coordinator, and then moved on to the position of Regulatory Strategy Manager and European Public Affairs Manager. In these positions he developed a specific competency in working with multi-disciplinary teams and taskforces, and in creating the link between scientific, legal and political experts. He represented his company in several external working groups and taskforces, both European and global, covering a variety of domains such as probabilistic risk assessment, regulatory advocacy, communications, electronic data submission, groundwater protection and many others. His specific interests and affinity with legal issues finally motivated him to join Pappas & Associates as a senior advisor, counseling corporate clients in the chemical and lifesciences domains on regulatory and public & governmental affairs issues. The combination of a broad chemical, toxicological and biological scientific expertise, with the ability to communicate at an equal level with his legal colleagues, allows Pappas & Associates to offer a unique level of understanding and strategic support for corporations operating in the complicated European regulatory domains

  • Title: Associate
    E-mail: daphnepappa@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: Greek (native speaker)
    English (fluent)
    French (fluent)
    Italian (independent user)

    Academic qualifications:

    • European Baccalaureate, European School of Brussels III (2001-2013)
      Law degree (LLB), Democritus University of Thrace, Faculty of Law (2018)
      Master of Laws, Leiden University (2020)

    Daphné, prior to its qualification as a lawyer, has worked at the European Parliament as a trainee in the AFET, SEDE, AGRI Committees and in the Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee in the second half of 2018 As from January 2019 to her appointment as a lawyer in December 2020 she has been a trainee at Pappas & Associates in charge of files pertaining to environmental law, public tenders, audits, health policy, competition and staff issues.

  • spyrosTitle: Senior Partner
    Attorney at Law, Member of the Athens and Brussels Bars; Founder and Managing Partner;
    Chairman of SRDA (Center of Social Responsibility in the Digital Age); Chairman of Argo, the Hellenic Network in Belgium.
    E-mail: pappas@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: Greek (mother tongue)
    English (fluent)
    French (fluent)
    German (independent user)

    Academic qualifications:

    • Degree in Law (University of Athens – Faculty of Law);
    • Degree in Political Sciences (University of Athens – Faculty of Political Sciences);
    • Post-Graduate Diploma in Administrative Law (Panteios School of Economic and Political Sciences, Athens);
    • Certificate in the French Civilization (University of Sorbonne, Paris);
    • Post-Graduate Degree (D.E.A) in Public Administration and in Public Law (University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne);
    • Certificate in Community Law (Directorate for European Affairs of the Ministry for Coordination, Athens);
    • Diploma in Advance Management Programme (INSEAD, Fontainebleau);
    • Certificate in the USA Governmental System The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC).

    Career: Prior to founding the firm, Spyros Pappas held various senior positions in Greece, the Netherlands and the European Union. Having been called to the Athens Bar in 1976, he was a member of the Supreme Administrative Court (Conseil d’Etat) by 1978, Maître des Requêtes in 1983. In 1985 he took over as Secretary General of the National Centre of Public Administration and set it up. In 1988 he became an Associate Professor (Professor after 1992) of European Law at the European Institute for Public Administration (Maastricht), which he was Director-General of, between 1990-1995.

    From 1995 to 2001 he held the positions of Director General in the European Commission, in charge of of Consumer Policy (DG XXIV) setting up the relevant directorate general that flourished for over 15 years as SANCO, Director-general of Information, Communication, Culture and Audiovisual Policy (DG X), and, finally, Director General of the directorate-general of Education and Culture (EDUC) that he proposed and set up. He returned to private practise in 2001, and is currently a member of both the Athens and Brussels Bar Associations.

    Articles and Books: Numerous articles in the field of administrative and constitutional law, European law, competition policy, audiovisual policy, consumer policy, culture and sport, environment, European integration, administrative science and policy analysis published in scientific reviews, books or newspapers in the most of the European Countries and in the US; the more recent ones are dealing with “The New European Governance”, “The Euro-Digital Democracy”, “After Nice: more intergovernmental or more federal?”, “The cultural dimension of Euro”, “The paradoxes of the European Community”, “A new era of competition policy under the guidance of the Court of First Instance”, “The alteration of the right of initiative of the European Commission”, “The competence of making regulatory decisions of the European Commission”, “Morale and change in the Union” etc.. Among the books: “Current trends and developments in the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities” EIPA, vol. I, 1993, vol. II 1995; “National Procedures for the preparation and implementation of Community decisions”, EIPA, 1994; “EC Competition Law: Financial aspects”, UK Association of European Law and EIPA, 1994, coed. with Lord Slyn; “The changing roles of Parliaments in the European Union, EIPA, 1995, co-ed. with Prof. F. Laursen; “The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: the challenges of the future”, EIPA, 1996, co-ed. with S. Vanhoonacker.

    First Prize of the Foundation for Administrative Law ‘Michel Stassinopoulos’ (1976); Scholar of the Council of Europe (1977); Officer in the Order of Merit of the Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the diffusion of Community law in the Member States and the creation of the European Centre of Judges and Lawyers in 1992 (1994); “Medal of Honor” from the European Institut (Lodz) for the contribution to Poland’s integration process into the EU (1998); Honorary Fellow of the European College of Sport Science of the Universities of Cologne and Jyväskylä (2000); Honorary Member of the Association of European Journalists (The Hague)(2000).

  • Title: Of Counsel
    E-mail: contact@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: Greek (native speaker)
    German (fluent)
    French (fluent)

    Academic qualifications:

    • Studies in European community law (Bruxelles)
    • Bachelor’s degree in law (Athens)

    Former Legal Secretary in the Court of Justice (1987-2016), Athanassios is an expert in European Union law.

  • damien02Title: Legal Advisor
    E-mail: contact@pappaslaw.eu
    Languages: French (native speaker)
    English (fluent)

    Academic qualifications:

    • Licence en droit public-Université François Rabelais de Tours, 2006 (LLB)
    • Master en droit international et européen-Université François Rabelais de Tours, 2008 (LLM)

    Before joining the firm, Damien worked as a trainee in a French law office specialized in public procurement.

Pappas & Associates Network

In order to provide its clients with the most effective service, Pappas & Associates collaborates with the following overseas partners

« Associating with virtuous is an exercise in virtue » – Xenophon

Peter Wittmann
Law Offices
2700 Wiener Neustadt
Neunkirchner Straße 17
Tel.: +43-26 22-82 3 94
Fax: +43-26 22-82 3 94-33
E-mail: p.wittmann@rechtsbeistand.at
Rechtsanwalt Axel Klaus Jung
Keltenweg 4
D-79664 Wehr
Telefon: +49 (0) 7762 803726
Telefax: +49 (0) 7762 803395
E-Mail: jung@kanzlei-axelklausjung.eu
Slawomir Karasinski
Partner | Radca Prawny
Fortak & Karasinski Radcowie Prawni Sp.P.
ul. Gdanska 77a lok. 3
90-613 Lódz
GSM: 504 079 798
E-Mail: s.karasinski@fandk.com.pl
CEO CBBS-Management Consulting & Business Building Company
10 000 Zagreb, Kozarcaninova 2
HR Phone : + 385 1 2304 001
Fax : + 385 1 2301 280
GSM : + 385 91 911 8035
Skype :berislav.cizmek
E-Mail: ceo@cbbs.hr
Dr Caterina Kaftani
Kaftani Law Firm
35, Spefsippou str., Athens
Telefon: +30 210 7213270/ 7225207
Telefax: +30 210 7212484
E-Mail: info@kaftanilawfirm.gr
EPPA España S.L.
Sebastian Mariz
calle Pollensa 4, Planta 1, Oficina 13
28290 Las Rozas, Madrid
Tel. +34 91 640 2112 Fax. +34 91 640 1976
Mob. +34 696 344 559
E-mail: sebastian.mariz@eppaspain.com