She is an Attorney – at – Law, member of the Athens Bar Association [www.dsa.gr] since 2003, a CIArb Accredited Mediator [www.ciarb.org] since 2010, one of the first to be included in the Hellenic Ministry of Justice Public List [www.ministryofjustice.gr]. She is also a Trainer in Mediation for Mediators and Lawyers.
She holds an LLB by the University of Athens Law School, an MA in European Politics, Business and Law by the University of Surrey, UK and has also completed the Hellenic Management Association’s [www.eede.gr] two-year post-graduate executive MBA program.
Alongside her activities as a Mediator and a Mediators’ Trainer, she is also an actively practicing lawyer since 2003 and in November 2010 launched her own law firm (Papanicolaou, Tsimpourakis, Plessa & Associates). She also serves as an external legal counsel in numerous commercial firms. She specializes in Commercial (Corporate Law, Contract Law, Industrial Property) and Civil Law (Family, Inheritance).
Since October 2009, she is actively and persistently involved with Mediation both in relation to the national and the international scene. She has taken part in key global conferences on Mediation: CMC Conference, ICC Mediation Competition (as a Judge in 2012 and 2014), etc. and has participated in mediations in the United Kingdom.
As a Mediator, she takes on mediations related to commercial and civil law. One of the pioneers of mediation in Europe and one of Britain’s most experienced commercial mediators, Nicholas Pryor, said about her ‘She has a clear talent for the process and an instinctive perception of how it can work and how one can discover and manage the specifics of human behavior in a dispute.’
As a member of the Athens Bar Association Task Force for the establishment of its Mediators’ Training Center, she has vigorously and continuously contributed, for two years since October 2011, in the formation, organization and ultimately licensing in May 2013 of “PROMETHEUS”, the Athens Bar Association Mediators Training Center [www.akked.gr]. Since the inauguration of PROMETHEUS, she participates as a Mediators Trainer in its training programs.
She has also been trained in School Mediation. RESOLVE has developed the School Mediation Training Program “MEDIATION EVERYWHERE” which is adapted to every school individual needs and includes, among others, teachers training concerning the prevention of violence and the resolution of conflicts that prevail in schools.