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Greece
Areios Pagos
 
Iosif TSALAGANIDIS
 
President since:  August 2019
Justice of the Supreme Court since:  2012
 
Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:

The Honorable Justice Iosif Tsalaganidis was born in Athens and started his judicial career as cadet judge of district court. He graduated Athens Law School with distinction in 1976 and he speaks English and German.

He is Judge since 1979. He served as associate judge of Piraeus Court of first instance (1979-1981), as Judge of Lamias’ Court of first instance (1981-1989), as Judge and President of Court First Instance (1989-1999). In 1999 he was promoted to Judge of Court of Appeal, in 2008 to President of Aegean’s Court of Appeal (2008-2010) and in 2010 to President of Athens Court of Appeal (2010-2012). In 2012 he was promoted to Judge of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos) and in 2018 as Vice President of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos). Currently, since August 2019, he is the President of the Supreme Court (Areios Pagos).

He is the author of important scientific papers presented at conferences and scientific events, including: "The Marine Casualty ", 1997, 3rd International Conference on Maritime Law, "Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability", 1998, 4th Greek-Cypriot Meeting on the Law of the Sea & Maritime Law, “Breach of pre-contractual obligations”, 2009, meeting of the civil law union, "Adoption" Jurisprudence, 2011, Union of Judges & Prosecutors Conference (Kavala).