Dr Christodoulou-Varotsi is a legal and academic expert with an international educational and professional background specialised in international maritime and EU law and policies. Focus on shipping regulations, including industry best practice, from the standpoint of maritime safety, marine environment protection and maritime labour standards. Qualified lawyer since 1995. Highly experienced law drafter. Course Director and industry trainer with Lloyd's Maritime Academy for many years. Currently involved with consulting work, legal education and training.
She has been included in the Woman of Influence List 2019 of Maritime Economies magazine (Liberty Press).
Iliana’s areas of legal expertise and practice (Greek, Cypriot, English and French law) include:
In her capacity as a consultant, she has notably advised ship-owning interests and has drafted numerous ratification statutes for the harmonisation of a major maritime country with EU law as well as for the ratification of ILO MLC 2006. She has spent seven years as a Professor at the School of Business of DEREE - The American College of Greece, after having taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Panteion University of Athens.
She is a graduate (Maîtrise) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France) and a holder of a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in European and international law from the same University. She is also a Doctor of Laws with the highest distinction (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Her thesis addressed the adaptation of Greek and Cypriot maritime law to EC law (post-doctoral research experience, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law). She has published many books, including: Maritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible Shipowners, Reliable Seafarers with D. Pentsov (Springer/Germany) and Maritime Safety Law and Policies of the EU and the US: Antagonism or Synergy? (Springer/Germany).
E-learning is freedom in learning. Learners choose when and how. With Lloyd’s Maritime Academy they benefit from the highest standards of industry-driven maritime education. They have the chance to interact with peers from the industry and benefit from discreet guidance by highly experienced tutors. No classrooms, no travel, no unnecessary expenses... Just the essence of lifelong learning! I have been collaborating for many years as an industry trainer and consultant with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in regulatory compliance in shipping, and I strongly recommend the Academy to anyone striving for excellence in the flexible environment offered by e-learning.