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Scientific Works

Pantazis Vryniotis is an Attorney at Law. Pantazis holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Master in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (LL.M.) with “first class honors” from the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th). Pantazis also holds a Ph.D. with “first class honors” from D.U.Th, completing his Ph.D. thesis in Criminal Law. He is  an Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Law at the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace (2021 – present). He has participated as a speaker in scholarly events and in legal seminars of the National School of The Judiciary. Pantazis was selected to teach “criminal procedure” (2017 – 2020) and “criminal law” (2020 – present) at the Greek Police Officers School. He has published a monograph (Ph.D), several studies in legal journals and has contributed to collective publications. In 2023, he was awarded the Konstantinos Tsirimokos Prize by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association. The Prize is awarded periodically to criminal defence attorneys who excel in the courtroom and contribute to both the theory and practice of criminal law. Pantazis is a member of the Athens Bar Association, the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Law.

M: pantazis@vryniotis.gr

Monographs-books

  • Monograph titled ‘The determination of penalty – during the stages of the sentencing and the service of the sentence, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2019 (Ph.D.), book prologue by V. Pliotas, former Prosecutor of the Supreme Court and A. Katsirodis, former Deputy Prosecutor of the Supreme Court

Participation in collective publications

  • The new Penal Code, Interpretation by article, v. ΙI, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2021, articles :
    → 389 Penal Code (Fraudulent infliction of financial loss), p. 3158 – 3162
    → 390 Penal Code (Breach of trust), 3163 – 3190
  • The new Penal Code, Interpretation by article, v. Ι, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2020, articles:
    → 50 – 58 Penal Code (sentences), p. 570 – 585
    → 99-104B  Penal Code (suspension, commutation of the sentence), p. 724 – 758, 793 –  794
  • Penal Code, Interpretation by article, v. Ι, Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2018, 3rd ed., articles :
    → 99-104  Penal Code (suspension of the sentence), p. 805 – 842

Studies

  • An issue that arose from the application of article 100 (new penal code and L. 4855/2021), novacriminalia, 2022, 5/2022, p. 6
  • The main issues that arose from the applications of the provisions of the new Penal Code and L. 4855/2021 on the suspension and commutation of the sentence (Articles 99-104A Penal Code), Poiniki Dikaiosini 2022, p. 22
  • Prohibition of the evidentiary use of illegally acquired evidence in criminal proceedings and in particular of recorded conversations against accused, with Penal Law Professor Aristotelis Charalambakis (Legal Opinion), Criminal Justice 2021, p. 1141
  • The decision not to submit a criminal complaint against a credit institution, Criminal Justice 2019, p. 1290
  • Temporal coincidence of the service of a sentence converted into a monetary sentence to warrant of pre-trial detention, Poinika Chronika 2019, p. 236
  • Recruitment in the Public Sector pursuant to a false degree, Criminal Justice 2018 , p.1114
  • Practical approach of the alternative methods of serving the sentence. One case of further conversion of the total sentence into a sentence with the provision of community service. Thoughts on the occasion of the judicial decisions by the One -Member Felony Court of Athens 1448/2015 and of the One-Member Felony Court of Athens 897/2013, Criminal Justice 2017, p. 738
  • Mechanisms for the more lenient treatment of criminals under the Penal Code, the related penal statutes and the Military Penal Code – The Road towards article 83 of the Penal Code, Criminal Justice, 2016, p.223

Observations on the case law

  • Observation on the occasion of the ruling of the Court of Cassation 773/2020 [The (non)-influence of the declaration of the attendance as a civil party and the declaration of the attendance for the support of the indictment in the progress of the penal proceedings (art. 464 L. 4619/2019, 6 par. 2 of L. 4637/2019), novacriminalia 12, 1/2021, p. 11
  • Observations on the occasion of the judicial decision of the Five – Member Felony Appeals Court of Lamia 14/2017 [mitigating circumstances – sentencing: prior decent life without the existence of a blank penal record (article 84 2 a’ of the Penal Code), reasonable time of the proceedings (article 7 of law 4239/2014), Criminal Justice 2018, p. 742
  • Observations on the occasion of the judicial decision of the Three – Member Misdenmeanurs Court of Athens 29395/2017 (Non – payment of debts to the State, the crime is punishable under article 25 of law 1882/1990 – Debts to the State), Criminal Justice 2018, p. 194

Newspaper articles

  • An issue on the decision not to file a criminal complaint against a credit institution, newspaper ‘Ta Nea’, issue of the 10th February 2020, p. 20. Issue no. 729

Participation in Legal Conferences

  • Legal Seminar of the National School of The Judiciary. Seminar Topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes and of the Laws 4855/2021, 4871/2021. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The suspension of the sentence’. Thessaloniki, 4 – 5 May 2023
  • Legal Seminar of the National School of The Judiciary via e-Presence. Seminar Topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes and of the Law 4855/2021’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The suspension of the sentence’, 5-7 April 2023
  • Legal conference of the European and International Criminal Law Institute. Conference Topic: ‘The young lawyers and the contemporary issues of criminal law’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The mitigating circumstance of the article 84 par. 2a Penal Code’. Athens, 17 – 18 February 2023
  • Legal conference of the Ministry of Justice and of the European Council. Conference Topic: ‘The sentence of community service’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The sentence of community service after the new Penal Code’. Athens, 3 February 2023
  • Legal Conference of the Larisa Bar Association and of the Prosecutor’s Office of Appeals of Larisa. Conference topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes and of the Laws 4855/2021, 4871/2021’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The main issues that arose from the applications of the provisions of the new Penal Code and L. 4855/2021 on the suspension and commutation of the sentence (Articles 99-104A Penal Code)’. Larisa, 20 – 21 January 2023
  • Legal Seminar of the National School of The Judiciary. Seminar Topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes and of the Law 4855/2021. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The main issues that arose from the applications of the provisions of the new Penal Code and L. 4855/2021 on the suspension and commutation of the sentence (Articles 99-104A Penal Code)’. Thessaloniki, 13 – 14 October 2022
  • Seminar on the subject: ‘Penal Law – Penology’ in the programme of the Intensive Seminar Programme for the Preparation of Candidate Lawyers (2nd Examination Session 2022) of the Association of Trainee and Young Lawyers of Athens (EANDA), 3 October 2022
  • Seminar on the subject: ‘Penology’ in the programme of the Intensive Seminar Programme for the Preparation of Candidate Lawyers (1st Examination Session 2022) of the Association of Trainee and Young Lawyers of Athens (EANDA), 24 May 2022
  • Jury member of the preliminary rounds of criminal jurisdiction, in the ELSA GREECE National Virtual Trial Competition. Athens, May 21, 2022
  • Legal Seminar of the National School of The Judiciary via e-Presence. Seminar Topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes and of the Law 4855/2021’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The main issues that arose from the applications of the provisions of the new Penal Code and L. 4855/2021 on the suspension and commutation of the sentence (Articles 99-104A Penal Code)’, 6-8 April 2022
  • Legal Seminar of the National School Of The Judiciary via e-Presence. Seminar Topic ‘Issues that arose from the practical implementation of the new Penal Codes’. Topic of Pantazis contribution ‘The main issues that arose from the applications of the provisions of the new Penal Code on the suspension and commutation of the sentence (Articles 99-104A Penal Code)’, 11-12 November 2021
  • Seminar on the subject: ‘Penal Law – Penology’ in the programme of the Intensive Seminar Programme for the Preparation of Candidate Lawyers (2nd Examination Session 2019) of the Association of Trainee and Young Lawyers of Athens (EANDA). Athens, 12 December 2019
  • 8th legal conference of the Association of Trainee and Young Lawyers of Athens (EANDA). Conference topic ‘Legal developments in the law of transactions’. Topic of contribution ‘money laundering from bank loans with no sufficient collateral’. Arachova, 18-19 January 2019

Teaching experience

  • Adjunct Lecturer in Criminal Law at the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace (2021 – present)
  • Speaker in legal seminars of the National School of The Judiciary (2021 – present)
  • Pantazis was selected to teach ‘Criminal Procedure’ (2017 – 2020) and ‘Criminal Law’ (2020 – present) at the Greek Police Officers School

Awards

  • Konstantinos Tsirimokos Prize
    On January 30, 2023, Pantazis was awarded the Tsirimokos Prize (2022) by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association. The Prize is awarded periodically to criminal defence attorneys who excel in the courtoom and contribute to both the the theory and practice of criminal law.