training specialists to the upstream oil and gas industry

Dimitrios Arvanitis

Dimitrios specialDimitrios-Arvanitis-esanda-trainingises in the different functions that contracts and contracting strategies can play in the offshore oil and gas industry; the historical aspects of the industry's contractual practices; and ways in which innovative contracting strategies can transform (standard form) contracts into business tools that can enhance long term sustainability and profitability.

Dimitrios was awarded an LL.B by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He continued his postgraduate studies at the City Law School, obtaining an LL.M in International Energy Law in 2012 - Dissertation title: "Offshore oil and gas safety: Critical elements for robust regulation with reference to the UK, US, EU and Norwegian models" (distinction). He also holds a distance learning degree from the University of Athens in Environmental Management.

Dimitrios is a qualified lawyer enrolled with the Athens Bar Association and his professional experience includes the Public Power Corporation S.A., the Greek state-owned electricity company, and Alevropoulos & Arvanitis Law Offices. He is also a teaching assistant in Criminal Law at City University London.

Dimitrios' main interests span international energy-, oil & gas-, maritime- and transport law and of particular interest are legal issues pertaining to the offshore oil and gas industry such as contract management, liabilities and insurance, environmental, health & safety regulations, and the offshore marine sector.

Dimitrios is an active member of a number of leading institutions in the field: the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM), Hellenic Union for Energy Law and Institute of Energy for South East Europe (IENE). His is vice-head of the 'Upstream Group' of the Greek Energy Forum UK and past secretary of the Young Professionals Network branch of the London-based Energy Institute.

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