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Sofia Spanidou 

Head of Subject Development Division

Attorney at Law
Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB)
LLM in Public International Law & LLM in International Sports Law

Email: Sofia@cleansports.net

PROFILE


A highly successful professional with a proven record of work experience, academic achievement, a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB), a Master’s Degree in Public International Law (LLM) and an LLM in International Sports Law, demonstrating significant and enthusiastic application.

Experienced Lawyer working in the law practice industry

A focused and dedicated professional, thriving on the challenge of continuous self-improvement, who enjoys interacting all levels, inspiring confidence between colleagues and clients.

 

KEY SKILLS & EXPERTISE

 

 

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Excellent Interpersonal and Communication skills

  • Confident speaker and public speaker

  • Languages spoken, Greek (Mother tongue), Excellent command of English,

  • Good command of German and Spanish

  • Advanced knowledge of negotiation skills

  • Experienced in team management

  • Excellent crisis management and leadership skills

  • Exemplary command of legal material (articles and jurisprudence ) useful for the drafting of legal papers and documents.

  • Outstanding legal searching skills both in judicial documentation and in specialized legal data basis

  • Excellent translation skills and dealing with the terminology of various legal sectors

  • Sports enthusiast

 

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

November 2018 – present Owner – Sofia Spanidou Law office

 

  • General legal practice

  • Practice of sports law

  • Drafting of legal documents

  • Legal research

  • Representation of clients in court hearings

  • Extra – judicial documentation

  • Preparation of tribunal documentation, drafting of skeleton arguments

 

July 2018 – present -   Legal Manager "Albatros Suites Nea Vrasna" Hotel

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Managing Booking Systems

  • Legally representing the hotel to any and all legal disputes or issues arising

  • Drafting legal documents

  • Instant resolution of any legal problems

 

Feb 2018 – July 2018        Administrator

Nottingham Forest F.C. Ltd.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Managing admin systems

  • Implementing Project management processes

  • Managing Players’ contracts

  • Advising on areas such as organisation, funding, promotion and regulations

  • Responding to enquiries and requests for information

  • Administrative support to managerial staff

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Oct. 2016 – present   Qualified Lawyer, Thessaloniki Bar Association (Self-employed)

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • General legal practice

  • Drafting of legal documents

  • Legal research

  • Representation of clients in court hearings

  • Extrajudicial documentation

  • Preparation of tribunal documentation, drafting of skeleton arguments

 

 

Dec. 2014 – Oct. 2016       Trainee Lawyer, Thessaloniki Bar Association

Vassiliki Dospra & Associates Law Office Thessaloniki- Athens  (Greece)

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • General legal practice

  • Drafting of legal documents

  • Legal research

  • Greek to English translation of legal documents and vice versa

  • Specialization in Criminal Law and Witness Attendance

 

 

Oct. 2014 – Oct.   2016 Trainee Lawyer, Thessaloniki Bar Association Batsara & Associates Corporate Law Thessaloniki - Athens (Greece)

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • General legal practice

  • Drafting of legal documents

  • Legal research

  • Greek to English translation of legal documents and vice versa

  • Specialization in Sports law

  • Specialization in Civil and Corporate Law

 

 

June 2013 – September 2014  Voluntary Legal Internship το τhe prefecture of Central Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greek)

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Voluntary employment at the Legal Sector of the Prefecture of Central Macedonia

  • Awareness of the functioning of the Local Government Bodies

  • General knowledge of administrative documents

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION

 

Sep. 2017 – Present  Nottingham Trent University (NTU), LLM in International Sports Law

 

Modules Studied include:

 

  • EU & UK Sports Regulation

  • Doping

  • Sports and the Human Body

  • EU Sports Law

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Arbitration and International Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Commercial and Contract Law

  • Gambling and Corruption in Sports

 

Dissertation Thesis topic “Individual accountability for doping offenses in team sports: a contrast in light of Russia’s Olympic ban.” (supervisor: Professor Simon Boyes)

 

Nov. 2014- Nov. 2016  Democritus University of Thrace, Master in Laws, International La

 

Modules Studied include:

 

  • General principles of Public International Law

  • Human Rights

  • International Law of the Sea

  • Law of Armed Conflict

 

Oct. 2010 – Oct. 2014  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Bachelor of Laws   (LLB) – 2:1

Modules Studied include:

 

  • General Knowledge of Fundamental Legal Principles

  • Civil law, civil procedure

  • Labour law

  • Criminal and Penal studies

  • International studies

  • Public and Administrative law

  • Economic and commercial law​

 

SPECIFIC LANGUAGE SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Greek – Mother tongue

  • English – Proficient user

  • German – Independent user

  • Spanish – Independent user

 

IT SKILLS & SPECIALIST SOFTWARE

  • Expert User in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Windows, Internet Outlook

  • Expert user and researcher of legal databases ( such as Westlaw, Lexis, Heinonline, Jstor)