Dr. Elena Koltsaki
Lawyer – Accredited Mediator
Accredited Trainer for Mediators
Former Member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee at the Greek Ministry of Justice
7, Tsimiski Str, 54625 Thessaloniki, Greece
T. +30 2310 512900
F. +30 2310 512612
M. +30 6944 321300
Elena is a lawyer-mediator based in Greece. She holds a PhD Degree, an LLM on Commercial and Economic Law and an LLB degree from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has also studied European Law at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
She has been a practicing lawyer with long experience in counseling, negotiations and litigation. She has profound knowledge in conflict resolution of commercial and business-related claims and liability matters
Elena has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Law Faculty of NUP (Cyprus) and teaches law subjects as an Academic Assistant at Technological Educational Institutes in Greece. She is also an Associate with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens and has long experience working as an Advisor to the Hellenic Parliament.
She is an Accredited Civil & Commercial, Family and Workplace Mediator with ADR Group (UK), INADR (USA) and the Greek Ministry of Justice. She has attended the Program on Negotiations at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Advanced Training in Mediation (MATA (UK) -) and has successfully completed the International Mediation Advocacy Programme (IMAP/ ADRg) in UK. She has also had extensive training on cross border family mediation as well as on peer mediation and negotiations.
Elena is also an Accredited Mediators’ Trainer by the Greek Ministry of Justice and an accredited Trainer for Mediators by Toolkit Company (the Netherlands). She has been delivering courses as a trainer at the Mediation Training Institute of Thessaloniki and as a member of ADRg International Training Faculty. She teaches both in Greece and abroad (UK, Cyprus, India) and has trained more than 400 mediators internationally.
Due to her experience and expertise, she is frequently invited as a speaker in national and international conferences, forum and workshops (Union International des Avocats, European Academy of Law, FRA, IHU, ALBA, American College of Thessaloniki). Elena participates regularly as a Professional Mediator and a University Coach in International Competitions (ADRg–Oxford, InADR-Chicago /London, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, Paris).
She is currently a member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee at the Greek Ministry of Justice and sits also at the Mediation Committee of the Bar of Thessaloniki. Elena is a founding member of Greek Mediation Institute (GMI), one of the leading not for profit organizations in Greece for the promotion of mediation.
She works in Greek, English and French and has a good understanding of German and Spanish.
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