Prof. Christos Hadjiemmanuil is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Law, as well as a Professor of International and European Monetary and Financial Institutions at the University of Piraeus. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association.
Born in 1964, he studied law at Athens University (LLB.) and University College London (LL.M. and Ph.D.). His first academic appointment was at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary, University of London (QMW, as it was then known). In October 1997 he joined the LSE Department of Law, where he served until December 2007 as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Law.
A specialist in European and international financial law and regulation, he has acted as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he advised in the Global Bank Insolvency Initiative. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the UNDP’s Regional for Public Administration Reform (RCPAR) for Eastern Europe and the CIS. He has held a number of visiting academic and consultancy positions and is a member of the Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA).
His publications include a monograph on Banking Regulation and the Bank of England (LLP, 1996) and a collected volume on European Economic and Monetary Union: The Institutional Framework (co-editor, Kluwer, 1997). He was also a co-author of European Union Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006). He has written many articles and book chapters in the fields of UK, European and international banking and securities regulation, European Economic and Monetary Union and financial law reform.
From May 2004 until September 2007, he served as President and CEO of Hellenic Olympic Properties, the special-purpose company responsible for post-Olympic management of the Athens 2004 Olympic facilities. From September 2007 until December 2009, he was Chairman and CEO of the OPAP S.A., one of Greece’s largest public corporations.
He has been President, and is now Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the Athens-based Center for Political Research, Greece’s oldest non-governmental think-tank.