IOANNIS CHRISTOFORIDIS was born in Athens in 1975. He studied at the University of Athens Law School (LL.B., summa cum laude, 1996) and received his Master of Laws from the University College London (U.C.L.) (summa cum laude) in 1997. He was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1998. He is currently a member of the Athens Bar Association and the Association of Commercial Lawyers. He practices Corporate, Commercial and M&A law and Hospitality and Tourism law. He speaks Greek, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.