Theodoros Papakyriakou, Assistant Professor



  • Ptihio (B.S.) in Law, University of Thessaloniki, Law School, Greece
    Grade: 9,45 / 10 points (excellent)



  • Postgraduate studies (Erasmus-Programme), University of Trier, Law School, Germany



  • Ph.D. in Law, University of Bayreuth, School of Law and Economics, Germany
    Ph.D. Thesis: “Building a modern and effective corporate criminal law in accordance with the rule of law” (“Zur materiellrechtlichen Ausgestaltung eines rechtsstaatlichen und effektiven Verwaltungs- bzw. Unternehmensstrafrechts”)
    : Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannecker (University of Heidelberg, Germany)

     Grade: 1 - summa cum laude



 Professional Experience


  • Member of the Thessaloniki Bar Association since 1995
    (Admission: February 1995 - Exam result: 9,11 / 10 points)
  • Attorney at Greek Supreme Court since 2009


Teaching and Research



  • Participation in many international research programs


  • Scientific Assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Teaching and research activities in the framework of the program for postgraduate students “United European Legal Area”


  • Asst. Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Thessaloniki, Law School, Department for Criminal Law and Criminological Sciences


 Language skills

 German, English, French


Οther skills

 Perfect command of MS-Office, competence in internet and data-base applications


Participation in international research



  • ”Competition Law Sanctioning in the European Union: The EU-Law Influence on the National Law System of Sanctions in the European Area” (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannecker, University of Bayreuth, Germany / Centre for the Enforcement of European Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)


  • ”The EU-Law Influence on the National Tax Law System of Sanctions in the European Legal Area” (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannecker, University of Bayreuth, Germany / Centre for the Enforcement of European Law, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands)


  • ”Victim Protection in Criminal Proceedings Legislation: A pan-European Comparison” (Court of Göttingen, Germany, with the financial Support of the European Commission of the EU)


  • ”Evaluation of the impact of the framework decision of 19 July 2002 on combating trafficking in human beings” (European Criminal Law Academic Network / Institut d’ Etudes Européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles)


  • ”The right against self-incrimination in the member-states of the European Union” (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Dannecker, University of Heidelberg, Germany)


  • “Avoiding and Resolving Conflicts of Criminal jurisdiction” (Prof. Dr. Martin Böse, University of Bonn, Germany)


Publications (selection)


  • Das Griechische Verwaltungsstrafrecht in Kartellsachen -Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Lehre vom Vewaltungs- und Unternehmensstrafrecht, Centaurus Verlag, Herbolzheim 2002, S. 373 + XX [in German]
  • Das Europäische Unternehmensstrafrecht in Kartellsachen, Centaurus Verlag, Herbolzheim 2002, S. 357 + XX [in German]
  • Tax Criminal Law - The Criminal Law Protection of the Tax Interests of the Greek State and the European Union in the Greek Legal System, Sakkoulas Editions, Athens-Thessaloniki 2005,
    pp. 464 + XXVIII [in Greek]
  • The Privilege against Self-Incrimination in the Greek Legal System under the Light of the Recent Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights, Nomiki Vivliothiki 2009, pp. 100 + VI [in Greek]
  • Criminal Liability for Omissions, Sakkoulas Editions, Athens-Thessaloniki 2014, 
    pp. 801 + XXXVI  [in Greek]



  • Competition Law Sanctioning in the European Union - Country Analysis: Greece, in: Gerhard Dannecker /Oswald Jansen (eds.), Competition Law Sanctioning in the European Union,
    European Monographs, vol. 46, Kluwer Law International, The Hague-London-New York 2004, pp. 525-571
  • War Crimes - Greece's International Obligations and Adaptation Measures, Athens: Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2006, pp. 560 (in collaboration with E. Symeonidou-Kastanidou, M. Kaiafa-Gbandi, N. Bitzilekis, A. Papadamaki, G. Nouskalis and I. Naziris) [in Greek]
  • Das Griechische Steuerstrafrecht, in: Gerhard Dannecker / Oswald Jansen (Hrsg.), Steuerstrafrecht in Europa und den Vereinigten Staaten, LINDE Verlag, Wien 2007, pp. 323-376 [in German]
  • The Criminal Legislation on Combating Money Laundering as a Fundamental Axis of a New Model of Criminal Law Policy, in: Essays in Honour of Ι. Μanoledakis, vol. ΙΙ, Sakkoulas Editions, Athens-Thessaloniki 2007, pp. 483-529 [in Greek]
  • The Status of Increased Responsibility of Public Servants in Greek Criminal Law: Main Characteristics and Critical Evaluation, Poiniki Dikaiosyni 2009, pp. 1126-1140 [in Greek]
  • The FD on combating trafficking in human beings-Evaluating its fundamental attributes as well as its transposition in Greek criminal law, in: A. Weyembergh / V. Santamaria (eds.), The evaluation of European criminal law-The example of the Framework Decision on combating trafficking in human beings, 2009, pp. 131-196 (co-authored with M. Kaiafa-Gbandi, N. Chatzinikolaou & A. Giannakoula)
  • Prerequisites for the Initiation of Prosecution and Evidence Law for Tax Evasion Offenses: subordination of the criminal justice system to administrative law and its institutions? In: Proceedings of the 5th Conference of the Greek Criminal Lawyers, Special (para) procedural rules: Modernization or  disintegration of the criminal process? Athens: Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2010, pp. 97-132 [in Greek]
  • The allocation of police duties to private persons as an instrument of modern criminal law policy and the limits of criminal law responsibility for breaches of those duties, in: M. Kaiafa-Gbandi (ed.), Surveillance and Criminal Law Repression, Nomiki Vivliothiki 2011, pp. σελ. 169-197 [in Greek]
  • Commentary on Articles 202 to 206 of the 8th chapter of the Greek Penal Code ("Crimes pertaining to military


Awards and Honors


  • Committee for Scientific Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Thessaloniki (2003-2004)
  • German Academic Exchange Service Doctoral Fellowship (1995-1999)
  • Law School Awards for Academic Excellence, University of Thessaloniki (1988-1992)






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