Mr. John Alavanos
Mr. John Alavanos graduated from the University of Law in Athens in 1980 and subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Business and Commercial Law at the University of Bonn in Germany where he studied from 1980 to 1982.
In 1983 Mr. Alavanos became a member of the Greek Law Society and a member of the Athens Bar Association. Since 2009 he is also a member of the German Bar Association.
Since 1983 Mr. Alavanos has been providing his services as a legal advisor to various trading companies and non-profitable organizations. Between 1985 and 1990 he had worked as a Legal Manager for Magnus Ltd. Co, a Business Consultants Company with a main seat in Athens and branches in Northern Greece and Germany. Over the following years he has been offering legal advices on commercial, labour and employment matters to companies, non-profitable organizations and individuals.
Since 2002 Mr. Alavanos has developed a particular interest in cross-country labour and aliens matters and has given legal advices on a variety of immigration-related issues, such as: legalisation, deportation and nationalisation of aliens, political asylum and human rights, employers’ duties and liabilities. He has participated in various conferences and meetings organised by governmental and public bodies discussing the appraising of the existing legislation and regulations. In 2007 he was elected President of the Imigration Law Institute (EDAM) and acts as one until today.
Mr. J. Alavanos lectures and gives extensive talks on various legal topics relating to the Greek Immigration Law to immigration practitioners in different parts of Greece and abroad.
Apart from Greek he is fluent in German and French and has a very good comprehension in English.