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Christos Gortsos

Associate Professor of International Economic Law, Department of International and European Studies, Panteion University of Athens 

 
Christos Gortsos is Associate Professor of International Economic Law at the Panteion University of Athens, as well as visiting Professor at the Law School of the Kapodistrian University of Athens and the European Institute of the University of Saarland. He is teaching international and European monetary and financial law, as well as economic analysis of law. 
Professor Gortsos studied law, economics and finance at the Universities of Athens and Zürich, at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania), and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of the University of Geneva, where he was awarded his PhD on international banking regulation (1996). During the period 1996-1998 he worked as research assistant at the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies of the University of Geneva. Since 2005, he is a member of the Monetary Committee of the International Law Association (MoComILA) and since 2010 a member of the Management Committee of ECEFIL.  
Apart from his academic career, Professor Gortsos, a member of the Athens Bar Association, is since July 2000 the Secretary General of the Hellenic Bank Association. In this capacity he currently serves, among others, as: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banking and Investment Services Ombudsman; Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Deposit and Investment Guarantee Fund; and member of the Board of Directors of the Greek automated payments clearinghouse (DIAS  Interbanking Systems S.A.).
Professor Gortsos is the author of several books and articles on international, European and Hellenic financial and monetary law

Selective Publications in English (2011-2012)

  • Fundamentals of Public International Financial Law: International Banking Law within the System of Public International Financial Law (2012), Schriften des Europa-Instituts der Universität des Saarlandes - Rectswissenschaft, Band 89, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden
  • The Impact of the Current Eurozone Fiscal Crisis on the Greek Banking Sector and the Measures Adopted to Preserve its Stability, in the collective work (editors O. Hieronymi and C. Stephanou): International Debt. Economic, Financial, Monetary, Political and Regulatory Aspects, Palgrave (2012), Chapter 8
  • Developments in European Banking Law, Report of the Committee of the International Monetary Law of the International Law of Association (MOCOMILA) at the ILA bi-annual conference in Sofia (2012)
  • Towards a "European banking Union": the European Commission's proposals on the creation of a 'single supervisory mechanism' in the banking sector, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 6, October 2012, available at: http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202012_6.pdf 
  • Current Developments in European Banking Law, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 5, July 2012, available at: http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202012_5.pdf
  • Greek Responses to the Sovereign Debt Crisis, in C. Stephanou and C.V. Gortsos (editors): Containing the Sovereign Crisis: European and Greek Responses, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 4, May 2012, pp. 47-72, available at: http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202012_4.pdf
  • Basel III: The reform of the existing regulatory framework of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for strengthening the stability of the international banking system, Festshrift: 60 Jahre Europa-Institut der Universität des Saarlandes – 60 Jahre Europa- und Völkerrecht (2011), p. 167-183 ), p. 167-183, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 3, October 2011, available at:  http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202011_3.pdf
  • The Future of Economic Governance in the European Union, in the collective work (editors K.E. Botsiou and A. Klapsis): The Global Economic Crisis and the Case of Greece, Springer Verlag (2011), pp. 95-107
  • European financial integration: Economic aspects, the existing legal framework, and the way ahead, in the collective work (ed. M. Jovanovich): Handbook of Economic Integration, Volume 2 (2011), Edward Elgar, Hehlthahn, pp. 394-425, προδημοσιευμένο στις εκδόσεις του Financial Institutions Center, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, fic.wharton.upenn.edu/fic/papers/09/p0935.htm   
  • Basel III: The reform of the existing regulatory framework of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for strengthening the stability of the international banking system, αναδημοσίευση από: Festshrift: 60 Jahre Europa-Institut der Universität des Saarlandes – 60 Jahre Europa- und Völkerrecht (2011), p. 167-183, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 3, October 2011, available at: http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202011_3.pdf
  • The European Banking Authority within the European System of Financial Supervision, ECEFIL Working Papers, No. 1, August 2011, available at: http://www.ecefil.eu//UplFiles/wps/WORKING%20PAPER%20SERIES%202011_1.pdf