Phytos Poetis

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Dr Poetis 2014
Dr Poetis (Hamburg) 1975



Dr Phytos Poetis, OM, Dr iur (Hamburg), FCIArb, Barrister, is known as an international lawyer.


Background

He studied law in London, where he was called to the English Bar in 1961 by the "Honourable Society of the Middle Temple (Barrister-at-Law)".[1] Since then, he has continuously been involved in the theory and practice of international contracts.

He continued his law studies in Germany at the "University of Hamburg"[2] and at the "Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law",[3] where, in 1965, he earned the title of "Doctor of Laws",[4] under the supervision of "Professor Dr Konrad Zweigert, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law, and Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany[5]", with a comparative international law doctoral thesis (in German) entitled: "Defects of Consent in the International Contract Law of Germany, Switzerland, Greece, England and the United States of America".[6]

Between 1975 and 1980, in addition to his practising law, he served as commercial manager, legal adviser and member of the corporate administration of "Coutinho Caro + Co" in Hamburg, a worldwide turnkey contractor, being responsible for the negotiation, drafting and implementation of contracts involving the delivery and installation of industrial plants and high-rise buildings.

In 1980 he was raised to the level of "Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators"[7] by its president, "Lord Donaldson,[8] Master of the Rolls[9]", on the strength of his thesis "The Powers of the Engineer in Settlement of Disputes under the FIDIC-Conditions"; this was then published in the "Arbitration",[10] the Official Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, in the "Quantity Surveyor",[11] and in the "Yearbook on International Arbitration".[12]

Dr Poetis was awarded the title and the honour and was vested with the office of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1998, in which he served actively till 2002.

In 2003 he was awarded the Order of Merit[13] of the Federal Republic of Germany for "Outstanding Achievements in Law".

He travels globally negotiating projects, drafting contracts, acting as fire-brigade, when legal, commercial or technical problems arise. He also lectures and delivers seminars on the specialist areas of export trade and international commercial arbitration.

Unique in his practice and possibly obvious is his conviction that "contracts, particularly contracts for technical projects, should, where possible, be negotiated and drafted by one and the same person who should be an international lawyer, with a commercial training, and who preferably has a technical understanding."

Since 1965 he has been the legal adviser to the German Embassy.

He was accredited, in 1975, as Official Interpreter and Translator to the Government of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg[14] for German-English-Greek.

From 1994 he extended the scope of his practice to working also as a European Patent Attorney[15] acting for numerous international companies.

"Dr Poetis ®" is a registered trade mark[16] of Dr Phytos Poetis.

Until the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, his practice was based in Famagusta, after the invasion he moved his practice to Hamburg. In 1992 he moved his practice back to Cyprus and is now based in Larnaca.

Honours and Awards

  • Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Outstanding Achievements in Law)
  • Legal Adviser to the German Embassy
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Founder Member of the London Court of International Arbitration European Users’ Council

Selective Publications and Lectures

  1. Die Anknüpfung der Willensmängel im Internationalen Vertragsrecht Deutschlands, der Schweiz, Griechenlands, Englands und der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (Defects of Consent in the International Contract Law of Germany, Switzerland, Greece, England and the United States of America), Hamburg 1965
  2. About Legal Systems in General and the Law of Cyprus in Particular, Lecture before ΕΦΣΑ, Scientific and Philosophical Society of Famagusta, 1966
  3. Reformation of the Judiciary, A Comparative Study, Lecture before ΕΦΣΑ, Scientific and Philosophical Society of Famagusta, 1967
  4. Powers of the Engineer in Settlement of Disputes under the FIDIC-Conditions, published in: the Arbitation, the Quantity Surveyor and the Yearbook on International Arbitration, London 1980
  5. Die 20 wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten zum Immobilienerwerb in Zypern (The 20 Most Important Questions and Answers Regarding the Purchase of Immovables in Cyprus),[17] published in: Investmentguide EU-Osterweiterung, Zürich, 2004

References

  1. ^ Barrister (of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple), 1961 http://www.middletemple.org.uk/
  2. ^ http://www.uni-hamburg.de/index_e.html
  3. ^ Max-Planck-Institute
  4. ^ Dr iur, Doctor of Laws, University of Hamburg, 1965 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_law
  5. ^ Professor Dr Konrad Zweigert, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute and Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
  6. ^ Die Anknüpfung der Willensmängel im Internationalen Vertragsrecht Deutschlands, der Schweiz, Griechenlands, Englands und der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika
  7. ^ Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 1980 http://www.ciarb.org/
  8. ^ Lord Donaldson
  9. ^ Master of the Rolls
  10. ^ http://www.ciarb.org/news/arbitration-news/
  11. ^ http://www.rics.org/site/scripts/documents.aspx?categoryID=336
  12. ^ http://ilreports.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-volume-yearbook-on-international.html
  13. ^ Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2003 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Merit_of_the_Federal_Republic_of_Germany
  14. ^ Vereidigter Dolmetscher und Übersetzer der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
  15. ^ http://www.epo.org/applying/online-services/representatives.html
  16. ^ Trade marks
  17. ^ https://www.schaeffer-poeschel.de/

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