Spyridon Flogaitis is a Professor of Public Law at the Law School of the University of Athens (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Director of the European Public Law Organization.
Flogaitis was born in Lefkada, Greece. He studied at the Law School of the University of Athens, where he graduated in 1973 and continued his studies at the Pantheon-Assas University in France, from which he obtained a master’s degree in Public Law. In 1978, he got his doctorate from the same university and two years later started his academic career as a lecturer at the Department of Law at the University of Athens.
Since 1974, Spyridon Flogaitis has been registered at the Athens Bar Association. From 1981 to 1982, he was Assistant to the Legal Advisor of the Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou. In 1984, Flogaitis became Attorney of the Council of State, and in 1985 he served as the Director of the Institute of Public Administration, part of the National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government. In 1990, he founded the law firm Flogaitis-Sioutis.
From 2000 until 2005, he was a Member of the United Nations Administrative Court, of which he later became President. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Court of the European Space Agency, Minister of Public Administration and Decentralization and Deputy Minister for Foreign and European Affairs. He has been named a Knight of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic, Knight of the Order of Honor of the Italian Republic, Honorary Officer of the Order of Honor of Hungary and Honorary Officer of the Order of Prince Henry of the Portuguese Republic.
Spyridon Flogaitis has participated in numerous international seminars and congresses of administrative law. He is co-editor of Environment and Law, Energy and Law, Critical Review of Legal Theory and Practice and European Review of Public Law.