The author has many academic and professional positions as professor, advocate, attorney at-Law in Supreme Court and Council of State, Member of the Athens Bar Association, Legal Consultant of many Legal persons and Sports Federations and Organizations, also he was and Vice-Rector of the University of Central Greece.
He is Director ofthe Law Firm “Panagiotopoulos and Partners”, that undertakes law cases of Sports Law and cases in the fields of Commercial Law, Civil law, Contracts, & Torts, Product Liability Law, Labour Law, Comparative Law, Finance and Administrative Law. Also, he is a Special Expert in Sports Law in the European Union and member of Sports law committees of Ministry of Culture, as well as member ofthe Legal Council of the Union of Anonym Society Companies since 2002.
Scientific activities : He has participated in the Organization of many Scientific Conferences – Congresses – Seminars – Symposiums, covering the Sports Science and Sports Law. He is the author and editor of several scientific books and monographies and has published over 200 scientific studies in Greek and International scientific journals. He is the editor of IASL’s international journal “International Sports Law Review Pandektis” and of the Greek journal “Lex Sportiva”. He has also been an invited lecturer on subjects concerning Sports Law and Lex Sportiva, in many universities and sports Law Centres. The author has received several awards and honours, such as “The Distinguished Service to Humankind Award in the arena of Sports law” (2010) and “Person of the Year in Law” Award (2009), International Award “Aisimnitis” (2005).