What were you doing before the MCL?
I completed my undergraduate studies (LL.B.) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Law, where I first developed an interest in corporate-oriented and commercial issues. At the same time, I pursued an internship at the Hellenic Parliament which fostered my passion for matters pertaining to public policy and in effect market regulation. Upon graduation, I joined Karatzas & Partners Law Firm, one of the most notable commercial law firms in Greece and as a trainee lawyer, I worked on cases focusing on corporate, banking and finance law.
What were your impressions of the MCL?
Cambridge, combining tradition with innovation, is the ideal destination in which to flourish both personally and academically. The MCL course, designed to provide practical insights as well as academic and theoretical rigour, was ideal for me. Its small class lectures combined with an academic team of corporate lawyers, enabled me to cultivate the requisite skills a corporate lawyer should possess. Furthermore, the structure of the program based on a corporate-oriented course coupled with a wide range of modules provided the necessary breadth and expertise a transactional lawyer needs to possess. Indeed, the Deals course and the insight it offers into the legal and economic structuring of transactions constituted a unique opportunity to implement the theoretical knowledge I had acquired thus far as well as gain a deeper understanding of the cross-border nature of transactions and the current commercial landscape.
What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?
Following my graduation from Cambridge, I will undertake an internship at an international law firm in Brussels at the Antitrust department. After that, I wish to pursue a career as a lawyer focusing on competition and corporate law.