Elena Koltsaki


Elena is a lawyer-mediator based in Greece. She holds a PhD Degree, an LLM on Commercial and Economic Law and an LLB degree from the Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has also studied European Law at the Katholiek Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).

She has been a practicing lawyer with long experience in counseling, negotiations and litigation. She has profound knowledge in conflict resolution of commercial and business-related claims and liability matters.

Elena has been an Adjunct Lecturer at the Law Faculty of NUP (Cyprus) and teaches law subjects as an Academic Assistant at Technological Educational Institutes in Greece. She is also an Associate with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens and has long experience working as an Advisor to the Hellenic Parliament.

She is an Accredited Civil & Commercial, Family and Workplace Mediator with ADR Group (UK), INADR (USA) and the Greek Ministry of Justice. She has attended the Program on Negotiations at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Advanced Training in Mediation (MATA (UK) -) and has successfully completed the International Mediation Advocacy Programme (IMAP/ ADRg) in UK. She has also had extensive training on cross border family mediation as well as on peer mediation and negotiations.

Elena is also an Accredited Mediators’ Trainer by the Greek Ministry of Justice and an accredited Trainer for Mediators by Toolkit Company (the Netherlands). She has been delivering courses as a trainer at the Mediation Training Institute of Thessaloniki and as a member of ADRg International Training Faculty.

Elena teaches law subjects and ADR in Greece and Cyprus and acts as a lecturer in national and international trainings. She has designed and delivered courses on ADR and mediation and has trained over 1000 mediators internationally. She is a Board Member of INADR (Chicago, USA), a member of the General Sub-Committee of the IMI’s Appraisal Committee (Netherlands) and a pioneer in Peer Mediation Programs at Schools in Greece. She is frequently invited as an expert speaker in international conferences and seminars. (Union International des Avocats, European Academy of Law, FRA, IHU, ALBA, American College of Thessaloniki). Elena participates regularly in International Competitions (ADRg–Oxford, InADR-Chicago /London, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, Paris) both as a professional judge and as a university coach with distinctions and has organized and run the First International Mediation Tournament in Greece for Students at the American College of Greece (INADR, May 2016).

in 2017 she was appointed as a Member of the Law Preparatory Committee at the Greek Ministry of Justice for the reform of Mediation in Greece. She also served as a member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee at the Greek Ministry of Justice (2014-2017) and currently sits at the Mediation Committee of the Bar of Thessaloniki. Elena is a founding member of Greek Mediation Institute (GMI), one of the leading not for profit organizations in Greece for the promotion of mediation and works as a mediation expert on European and International projects with ADR Center – Member of Jams International (Italy). .

She works in Greek, English and French and has a good understanding of German and Spanish.

Dr. Elena Koltsaki

Lawyer – Accredited Mediator

Accredited Trainer for Mediators

ex. Member of the Mediators’ Accreditation Committee at the Greek Ministry of Justice

7, Tsimiski Str, 54625 Thessaloniki, Greece

T. +30 2310 512900 F. +2310 512612 M. +30 6944 321300

E. elenakoltsaki@gmail.com, elena@gmi-mediation.com

W.  www.eklaw.gr