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Starting 23 August 2021
Delivered by digital learning over 12 weeks (Part-time)

Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi
Course Leader at Lloyd's Maritime Academy


Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is a legal and academic expert with an international educational and professional background specialised in international maritime and EU law and policies. Focus on shipping regulations, including industry best practice, from the standpoint of maritime safety, marine environment protection and maritime labour standards. Qualified lawyer since 1995. Highly experienced law drafter. Course Director and industry trainer with Lloyd's Maritime Academy for many years. Currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training.

Iliana’s areas of expertise (Greek, Cypriot, English and French law) include:

  • International, EU and domestic maritime law and policies 
  • Safety of maritime transportation and protection of the marine environment (EU Directives and IMO instruments)
  • Maritime employment including international maritime labour standards and ILO MLC 2006
    registration of vessels
  • Marine insurance and carriage of goods by sea

In her capacity as an external consultant, she has assessed the conformity of domestic legislations of EU Member States and candidate countries with EU law in the frame of EU-funded projects, including drafting numerous ratification statutes for the harmonisation of a major maritime country with EU law as well as for the ratification of ILO MLC 2006. She has spent seven years as a Professor at the School of Business of DEREE – The American College of Greece, after having taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Panteion University of Athens.

She is a graduate (Maîtrise) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and a holder of a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in European and international law from the same University. She is also a Doctor of Laws with the highest distinction (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Her thesis addressed the adaptation of Greek and Cypriot maritime law to EC law (post-doctoral research experience, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law). She has published many books, including Marine Pollution Control: Legal and Managerial Frameworks, Informa Law from Routledge, in Lloyd’s Practical Shipping Guides series (2018) and Maritime Safety Law and Policies of the EU and the US: Antagonism or Synergy? (Springer/Germany).