Christos A. Vassilopoulos

– Greece

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Born in Athens on May 6, 1968, Christos Vassilopoulos graduated from the Law school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and obtained Masters degrees in Public Law, in European community law (University of Bordeaux) and European Union and International law (European University Institute). He was awarded a Doctorate (PhD) in European Law from the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) with the highest distinction and obtained the Robert Schuman award in Greece. Alumnus of the École Nationale d'Administration (French National School of Administration, Promotion Valmy 1996-1998), Mr. Vassilopoulos is a lawyer and a Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1994.

Mr. Vassilopoulos has extensive judicial duties first as Référendaire at the Court of First Instance (2001 – 2004) and the Court of Justice of the European Union (2004 – 2008) and subsequently as Alternate member, then Alternate President, of the NATO Board of Appeals (2009 – 2013).

As regards academic activities, Mr. Vassilopoulos has taught Public and European Law as a Lecturer respectively at the University of Athens (2008 – 2010) and at the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (2011 – 2012). He was also member of the ad hoc commission of the National School of Administration in Greece, in

charge of the program relating to the further education for senior management officials of the Greek administration.

Since 2011 he gives lectures in the framework of the French-Greec Masters program in Public Law organized jointly by law school of the University of Athens and the University of Bordeaux.

In addition to his judicial and academic activities, Mr. Vassilopoulos has also exercised numerous high profile functions in Greece: Head of Cabinet of Minister of Interior Affairs in charge of the organization of legislative elections in Greece in September 2009, Alternate member of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) 2008 – 2009 and Head of the Unit for Legislation in the General Secretariat of the Greek Government 2009 – 2010.

Mr. Vassilopoulos has published numerous articles in European reviews concerning in particular the case-law of the European Courts and he is the co-author the book The European Stability Mechanism and the Pringle judgment – Ed. Springer 2014.

Since 2011, Mr. Vassilopoulos is legal counsel at the Governor's office of the Central Bank of Luxembourg. He participated to international seminars and conferences and gave lectures regarding the European System of Central Banks and banking supervision.

Since the 1st April 2018, Mr. Vassilopoulos is also member of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe.

His mother tongue is Greek and he is fluent in French and English.

He is married and father of three children.