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Scheduled: Course Starts 24 April 2024, 12 weeks
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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 maritime and EU law. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association (Greece) since 1995 and is currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training (with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and an international ship classification society). She is also a certified trainer and lecturer (Visiting Lecturer, Carriage of Goods and Marine Insurance, ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece), as well as an accredited mediator. In 2018 she released her fifth with an international publisher, titled 'Marine Pollution Control: Legal and Managerial Frameworks', which is part of the Lloyd's Practical Shipping Guides series.

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

  • International, EU and domestic maritime law
  • EU Directives/ Regulations 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 the maritime law 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)

"E-learning is freedom in learning. Learners choose when and how. With Lloyd’s Maritime Academy they benefit from the highest standards of industry-driven maritime education. They have the chance to interact with peers from the industry and benefit from discreet guidance by highly experienced tutors. No classrooms, no travel, no unnecessary expenses... Just the essence of lifelong learning! I have been collaborating for many years as an industry trainer and consultant with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in regulatory compliance in shipping, and I strongly recommend the Academy to anyone striving for excellence in the flexible environment offered by e-learning." – Dr Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi