ANTONIOS KARAMPATZOS

Law School

Professor of Private Law and Law & Economics

Contact details

47, Akadimias str., 10672 Athens, Greece | E-mail: akarampat[at]law.uoa[dot]gr

 

PROFILE

Dr. iur. Antonios G. Karampatzos completed his undergraduate studies at the Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2000). Between 2000-2004 he obtained his LL.M. and PhD at the Law School of University of Tübingen (Germany), under the supervision of Prof. Dr. iur. Dres hc Harm Peter Westermann. His PhD-thesis –which was unanimously accepted with “summa cum laude” (excellent)– concerned contracts with protective effects towards third parties and the liability of financial experts for pure economic loss; its title in German read, namely, as follows: “Vom Vertrag mit Schutzwirkung für Dritte zur deliktischen berufsbezogenen Vertrauenshaftung – Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Ersatz fahrlässig verursachter reiner Vermögensschäden” (Nomos Verlag, 2005).

After his stay in Germany, he carried out post-doctoral research (post-doc) in London at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of University College London. His post-doc research was presented in his paper under the title Supervening Hardship as Subdivision of the General Frustration Rule: A Comparative Analysis with Reference to Anglo-American, German, French and Greek Law” (European Review of Private Law 2/2005, pp. 105-147).

He is Professor of Private Law and Law & Economics at the Law Faculty of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (initially appointed in 2007 as Lecturer) and visiting Professor at the University of Piraeus (since 2014). He has been a visiting scholar at the School of Law of UC Berkeley (USA) in the field of behavioral law & Economics (2015) as well as an academic visitor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford (UK) in the field of jurisprudence.

His areas of interest include private law, legal theory, jurisprudence, economic analysis of law and behavioral law and economics. He teaches Law of Obligations, Advanced Lessons on Civil Law, Seminar of Civil Law, Law & Economics, Financial Crisis & Private Law, Legal Methodology, Contracts of the Modern Economy.

Dr. iur. Karampatzos has published a plethora of scientific articles and papers in Greek, German and English and has written eight books, including: Private Law, Nudging and Behavioral Economic Analysis – The Mandated-Choice Model (in English; Routledge, 2020); Private Autonomy and Consumer Protection – A Contribution to Behavioural Economic Analysis of Law (in Greek; P.N. Sakkoulas, 2016); Supervening Change of Circumstances in a Contractual Relationship (in Greek; Ant. Sakkoulas, 2006).

He is a native Greek speaker, while fluent in English, German and French.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Books

  • Private Law, Nudging and Behavioral Economic Analysis – The Mandated-Choice Model (in English; Routledge, 2020).
  • Private Autonomy and Consumer Protection – A Contribution to Behavioural Economic Analysis of Law (in Greek; P.Ν Sakkoulas, 2016).
  • Contract Law in Greece (in English; Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. 2017), in cooperation with Prof. M. Stathopoulos.
  • The Renunciation of the Right to Forced Share – A Methodological Contribution in the Field of Inheritance Law (in Greek; Ant. Sakkoulas, 2011).
  • Supervening Change of Circumstances in a Contractual Relationship (in Greek; Ant. Sakkoulas, 2006).
  • Vom Vertrag mit Schutzwirkung für Dritte zur deliktischen berufsbezogenen Vertrauenshaftung – Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Ersatz fahrlässig verursachter reiner Vermögensschäden (in German; Nomos Verlag, 2005).

2. Articles and Contributions in Collective Works

  • Negotiation as an Intersubjective Process: Creating and Validating Claim-Rights (in English), Philosophical Psychology 26/2013, pp. 89-108,in cooperation with A. Arvanitis.
  • Der Umfang der Aufklärungspflicht des Verkäufers beim Unternehmenskauf – Insbesondere die so genannte „Non-Reliance“-Klausel (in German), NZG 22/2012, pp. 852-859 [= in: K.Riesenhuber/F.Klinck/I.Karakostas, Information als Schutzinstrument – Grundlagen und Grenzen, pp. 81-101].
  • The Truth of Negotiation (in English), World Financial Review July – August 2012, pp. 30-33, in cooperation with A. Arvanitis.
  • Negotiation and Aristotle’s Rhetoric: Truth over Interests (in English), Philosophical Psychology 24/2011, pp. 845-860, in cooperation with A. Arvanitis.
  • Law of Sales (Comments on arts. 513-573 of the Greek Civil Code), in: (Georgiadis) Commentary of the Greek Civil Code of Prof. Ap. Georgiades (in Greek; P.N. Sakkoulas, 2010).
  • Haftungsfreizeichnungsklauseln im Griechischen und Deutschen Kaufrecht sowie im DCFR – Die Dichotomie zwischen Individual- und Verbrauchsgüterkauf (in German), Revue Hellénique de Droit International 61/2008, pp. 275-299 [= in: K. Riesenhuber / I. Karakostas, Inhaltskontrolle im Nationalen und Europäischen Privatrecht (Verlag de Gruyter Recht - Berlin, 2009), pp. 173-194].
  • Pressefreiheit und Figuren des Öffentlichen Lebens: Eine Konkretisierung des berechtigten Informationsinteresses der Allgemeinheit aufgrund des Gedankens „Practise what you preach“ (in German), in: Festschrift für Harm Peter Westermann (2008), pp. 365-388.
  • Supervening Hardship as Subdivision of the General Frustration Rule: A Comparative Analysis with Reference to Anglo-American, German, French and Greek Law (in English), European Review of Private Law 2/2005, pp. 105-147.
  • Das neue griechische Kaufrecht (in German), Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2004, pp. 676-682.
ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES

Dr. iur. Karampatzos has organized and participated in numerous international legal conferences and has actively participated in the preparation of statutes and regulations.

He is member of the Athens Bar Association. In November 2008 he was certified as an Accredited Mediator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. His professional interests are mainly focused on international arbitration as well as on drafting legal opinions on private law issues. He acted as consultant to plenty of private law and public law entities, such as companies, universities, ministries, and so on.

Selected Invited Talks/Seminars/Conferences

  • The Legal Conference of the Association of Civil Law Jurists organised in Athens (24.04.2020) under the title “Pandemic and Contracts”, whereby presentation under title “Pandemic and Force Majeure”.
  • The Centre of European Law of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London (06.03.2020), whereby presentation of my book “Private Law, Nudging and Behavioural Economic Analysis – The Mandated-Choice Model” (Routledge, 2020) together with Professors Takis Tridimas, Roger Brownsword and Mateja Durovic.
  • The Obligations Discussion Group of the University of Oxford, Law Faculty (27.02.2020, Keeble College), whereby presentation under the title “Contract Law Default Rules – Traditional and Modern Aspects”.
  • The EU Law Discussion Group of the University of Oxford, Law Faculty (06.03.2019), whereby presentation under the title “EU law & the quest for more efficient means of consumer protection: the mandated-choice model at the forefront”.
  • The 5th annual Greek Public Policy Forum “One Crisis, Two Crises, Multiple Crises” (07-08.10.2016, Chania), whereby presentation under the title “Greek Private Debt and Behavioral (Law &) Economics”.
  • The Hellenic-German Symposion organised in Athens under the auspices of Athens and Frankfurt Law Schools (24/25.10.2013) “Vertragsgestaltung, -auslegung und -anpassung – Insbesondere in Krisenzeiten“.
  • The Hellenic-German Conference organised in Sounion (Athens) under the auspices of the European Public Law Organization (12/13.07.2013) “Das Europäische Wirtschaftsrecht vor neuen Herausforderungen”, whereby I presented a paper under the title “Rechtpaternalismus im Europäischen Verbraucherschutzrecht – Lehren aus der Ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts“.
  • The 8th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris from 8-13.2.2013, as supervisor and coach of the team of the Law School of the University of Athens, which received the special award for best 1st time participation at ICC Mediation Competition.
  • The Conference organised in Bochum (Germany) under the auspices of the Universities of Bochum and Athens (18/19.11.2011) “Information als Schutzinstrument – Grundlagen und Grenzen”, whereby I presented a paper under the title “Der Umfang der Aufklärungspflicht des Verkäufers beim Unternehmenskauf – Insbesondere die sog. „Non-Reliance“-Klausel”.
  • The Conference organised in Athens under the auspices of the Universities of Bochum (Germany) and Athens (4/5.6.2010) “Der Einfluss der neueren Rechtsprechung des EuGH auf das Privat- und das Öffentliche Recht: Stillschweigende Usurpierung von weiteren nationalen Kompetenzen?”.
  • The Conference organised in Bochum (Germany) under the auspices of the Universities of Bochum and Athens (20/21.2.2009) “Inhaltskontrolle im nationalen und europäischen Privatrecht”, whereby presentation under the title “Haftungsfreizeichnungsklauseln im Griechischen und Deutschen Kaufrecht sowie im DCFR”.
  • The XV. European Summer Academy concerning “The new European Union of 25” (Bonn, 16-26/7/2004, under the auspices of the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute (GSI) and the Jean-Monnet Regional Centre of Excellence Nordrhein-Westfalen).