MARIA GIAKOUMI was born in Athens in 1973. She studied at the University of Thrace Law School (LL.B., 1996) and received her Master of Laws from the University of Nottingham in 2000. She was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1998. She is currently a member of the Athens Bar Association and the Association of Commercial Lawyers. She practices Civil Law, Employment Law, Data Protection Law, Property and Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation. She speaks Greek, English and French.