Dr. Athanassios Kaissis is Professor at the Law Faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Member of the Governing Board of the International Hellenic University. He is Corresponding Fellow of the Institute for Foreign Law, International Law, Comparative Law, Conflicts of Law and International Business Law at University of Heidelberg.
Professor Dr. Athanassios Kaissis has been decorated with the First Class Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany.
Professor Dr. Athanassios Kaissis is Chairman of the Board of the Thessaloniki Natural Gas Supply Corporation and Member of the National Ethics Committee.
He was Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Patent Academy, Former Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority ,Former Director of the Centre of International and European Economic Law and member of the Scientific Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Industrial Property Organization, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Sugar Industry, Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German-speaking jurists of Northern Greece. He is also international arbitrator and practicing lawyer before the Supreme Court.
Professor Dr. Athanassios Kaissis studied Law in Thessaloniki. He carried out his postgraduate studies in Heidelberg-Germany (1973-1978), from where he also obtained his Doctoral Decree.
He is member of many scientific committees and author of a large number of books and articles.