Dr. Spyros Makris

Dr. Spyros Makris is IPR Policy Manager and syndic lawyer (Syndikusrechtsanwalt) at Ericsson. Prior to joining Ericsson, Spyros worked for almost seven years as a lawyer at Wach + Meckes LLP in Munich, focusing on international commercial litigation and arbitration. Before moving to Munich, Spyros worked for three years as a lecturer in international business law at the University of Applied Sciences of West Macedonia in Greece. During that time, Spyros also worked as a free-lance attorney in Thessaloniki and Kastoria, Greece with a special focus on international commercial law.

Spyros is admitted to the Bar in Germany and Greece (Dikigoros). He holds a PhD degree (Dr. iur) and a master’s degree (LL.M.) from the University of Constance, Germany as well as a law degree from the Democritian University of Thrace, Greece. Spyros has worked as a research assistant at the Faculty of Law of the University of Constance. He was also a trainee at the Litigation/Arbitration Department of the international law firm Ashurst in Munich and the Media Department of the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Berlin.

Originally from Greece, but brought up in Germany, Spyros speaks German, English, Greek and basic French.