Victoria Athanassopoulou obtained her Law Degree at the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and her Ph.D in Commercial and Maritime Law at the University of Hamburg. In her Thesis “Schiffsunternehmen und Schiffsüberlassungsverträge” (Mohr Siebeck Verlag, Tübingen, 2005, 284 pages, Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 151) she introduces a fundamental new approach to the concept of the ship as an enterprise.
She is Associate Professor at the Aegean University, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport and she teaches Maritime Law, Chartering, Marine Insurance Law, Law of the Marine Environment and Sea Labor Law at an undergraduate as well as at a postgraduate level. She has attended several international conferences and she has published widely in the area of maritime and commercial law. She has also published “The Utmost Good Faith in Marine Insurance Law - A Comparative Analysis of the Greek and the English Law” (in Greek), (Athens 2010, 300 pp.).
She is also a qualified lawyer admitted to the Piraeus Bar. Her experience includes both the commercial and the litigation aspects of her practice areas involving among others also vessel arrest proceedings and all kinds of charter agreement. She has extensive experience in all aspects of P & I and Hull Insurance. She writes and speaks fluently English, German and French.