Vasilios Petropoulos

Vasilios Petropoulos is our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vasilios directly using the contact details listed above.

Vasilios was born in 1980 in Athens. He is a member of the Patras Bar Association since 2003 and an associate of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” since 2010.

He completed his studies in the Department of Law of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and then continued with a doctoral thesis in Criminal Law at the University of Munich in Germany and in the Criminal Law of the Capital Market at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He completed his studies at the University of Munich, where he became a professor in the fields of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, European and International Criminal Law and Economic Criminal Law. He was a visiting researcher at the CEGLA Institute for Cross-Sector Legal Research at Tel Aviv University Law School in 2010.

Since 2010, Vasilios is a specialist scientist in the Department of Law (Criminal Sector) of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the Hellenic Open University, where he delivers courses on anti-corruption legislation at postgraduate level. From 2015 until 2020 he has also been a lecturer in teaching at the University of Neapolis Paphos in Cyprus.

He has published several monographs and numerous articles in legal journals. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Society of Criminal Law, as well as of the editorial board of the periodic edition of the Association of Greek Criminalologists Nova Criminalia. He also participates as a speaker at legal conferences on criminal law and criminal proceedings.

Firm Overview:

The law firm “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” was established in 2006 and is currently one of the leading law firms in the fields of penal and mainly financial penal law, providing legal services to natural persons and legal entities both at a litigation and at a consulting level.

The firm has successfully dealt with major penal cases of national and global interest for crimes relating to the banking sector, stock-exchange, tax, customs office sector, crimes relating to the legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), the environment, personal data and sports. The firm is experienced in conducting internal investigations, especially, in banks, NGOs and other corporations and in drafting the internal corporate compliance rules.

The experience and the scientific training of its members correspond to the contemporary requirements of the national and international legislative framework, thus ensuring the best possible support of its clients’ interests, based on their personal needs and the particularities of each case.

Ovvadias S. Namias

Ovvadias Namias is our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ovvadias directly using the contact details listed above.

Ovvadias, the Managing Partner of “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS LAW FIRM”, was born in Athens in 1964 and he has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1993. He graduated from the Law Department of the University of Athens and concluded his thesis in Penal Law at the University of Bonn in Germany, with a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

He lectured Penal Law at the Law Department of the University of Athens as a Special Scientific Associate. Ovvadias was an Attorney at Law of the National Bank of Greece from 1999 to 2006, specialising in financial penal issues.

Ovvadias has provided consulting services and in-court assistance in criminal cases of fraud- breach of trust, corruption – bribery, tax evasion, customs office offenses, stock exchange offences, insider trading, market abuse, legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), personal data as well as in cases of European criminal law, extradition and mutual legal assistance.

Ovvadias Namias has published his thesis and numerous articles in legal journals. He lectures regularly at conferences on criminal law and criminal procedure.

Firm Overview:

The law firm “OVVADIAS S. NAMIAS – LAW FIRM” was established in 2006 and is currently one of the leading law firms in the fields of penal and mainly financial penal law, providing legal services to natural persons and legal entities both at a litigation and at a consulting level.

The firm has successfully dealt with major penal cases of national and global interest for crimes relating to the banking sector, stock-exchange, tax, customs office sector, crimes relating to the legalisation of profits from illegal activities (money laundering), the environment, personal data and sports. The firm is experienced in conducting internal investigations, especially, in banks, NGOs and other corporations and in drafting the internal corporate compliance rules.

The experience and the scientific training of its members correspond to the contemporary requirements of the national and international legislative framework, thus ensuring the best possible support of its clients’ interests, based on their personal needs and the particularities of each case.

Stelios H. Grigoriou

Stelios Grigoriou is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Stelios directly using the contact details listed above.

In a time of deep financial crisis, lawyers undertake an increasingly enhanced role acting as professionals in the service of public interest. Law firms have become the main tool for the protection of rights and freedoms of citizens, business financial interests, consumers’ free choice, employees’ rights, family life, the imperative of law and order and, in general, the peaceful living of humans in an organised society.

Stelios Gregoriou and Associates Law Firm has been a devoted advocate of the legal profession consistently since 1986, providing legal services of high standards to its respectable clientele, who have been honouring perpetually this valuable relationship with their trust and mandate.

Our code of values is founded on the respect of the universal ethics, the essential truth and fair justice.

Our only aim is to serve the needs and improve the life of our clients, amongst which are important companies and distinguished figures in their field of expertise, with no exception to everyday people with common and current needs.

Our activities are dictated, unreservedly, by the strict application of Law, the full respect and absolute implementation of the ethical rules and the Code of Ethics of the Lawyer, and guided by our duty and consciousness as justice advocates.

We are aware that due to the complexity of the current problems, in times of deep economic recession, dealing sufficiently with our clients legal cases requires more than mere legal science and experience. Deep understanding and knowledge of the specific industries and activities is necessary and this can be achieved only with the assistance of our cooperating experts. What is required is a comprehensive approach to problems with flexibility, creativity and, most importantly, cost effective management to our clients’ benefit.

We are entrusted by our clients with challenging cases, that provide us the unique opportunity to work with important, energetic, intelligent people, who are able to value the quality and the results of our legal work.

For all these reasons, it is our imperative duty to strive for excellence, seeking passionately to attain the best trial outcome and the optimal legal and business solution for our clients.

Ioannis Giannakakis

Ioannis Giannakakis is our exclusively recommended Data Protection Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ioannis directly using the contact details listed above.

Ioannis is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece and an experienced General Counsel having served in leading Greek (Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, (ING, Unilever, Novartis, G4S) holding Senior & Executive Positions (GC, Head of Legal & Compliance, Data Protection Officer).

Ioannis holds a Bachelor of Laws (BSc) from the University of Athens and an LLM from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich Germany.

He is a Data Protection Thought Leader,, being the only Greek Privacy Professional designated as Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) the highest Data Protection designation, awarded only to top Privacy Leaders worldwide. Moreover, Ioannis is the only Legal Professional in Greece, holding a triple Certification from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) plus a Certified GDPR practitioner from IT Governance and Certified DPO per ISO 17024:2013 On top of the above, Ioannis is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Ioannis has acted as European Project Leader for more than 17 GDPR Compliacne Projects in Greece and the European Union and is one of the few Privacy Professionals in Europe able to test in practice the theoretical approach to GDPR Compliance for an international Group of Companies operating in 100 countries worldwide. Moreover Ioannis is an accredited Data Protection Trainer & Instructor with the DPO Academy (www.dpoacademy.gr) a leading Data Protection Educational Organisation in Greece, collaborating with TUV AUSTRIA and Nomiki Vivliothiki to provide Data Protection Officer Course leading to ISO 17024:2013 Certification.

Lastly Ioannis, as an International Advisory Board Member to Cyber Rescue Alliance (www.cyberrescue.co.uk) advises business and organisations in Europe, on Cyber Resilience and Cyber Recovery best practices including C- Suite bespoke training, Cyber Attack simulations, etc.

Firm Overview:

G+P Law Firm is a boutique law firm established by Senior business lawyers to serve the needs of its clientele both foreign and domestic, with rare and accumulated expertise in the areas of Data Protection, GDPR Compliance Project Management, Privacy Audits, Anti- Fraud and GRC Audits and ICT including IP and IT Law.

In parallel G+P Law is able to act as a full service business Law Firm addressing effectively and in a timely and cost efficient manner any request of a Corporate Client, spanning from Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, IP to Litigation both commercial and civil.

Our team consists of acknowledged experts in the aforementioned key areas of practice including the most internationally certified Data Protection Counsel in Greece Ioannis E. Giannakakis, who alongside Ioannis K. Psomas  are the  Managing Partners of our Firm.

We pride ourselves to offer best in class legal and consulting services to address the needs of our Corporate Customers in Greece and South Eastern Europe. Our vision is to keep striving for excellence in our journey to become the best Data Privacy and GRC Law Firm in Greece.

Maria Athanasiadou

Maria Athanasiadou is our exclusively recommended Patent Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maria directly using the contact details listed above.

HP&P is home to 11 fully qualified Attorneys with considerable experience in intellectual property matters over many years of practice and 40 highly specialised technical counsellors-patent translators. Two of our Attorneys are European Patent Attorneys. Most of our Attorneys are active members of various national and international professional bodies and regularly contribute to several publications in the IP field, both Greek and International.

At HP&P we serve our foreign clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. We closely collaborate with 40 technical counsellors, who have accredited degrees (the majority including post-graduate studies as well) in sciences, (e.g. physics, chemistry/biochemistry, biology and electrical/electronic, chemical and mechanical engineering). Most of them are or have been involved in academic research. They are competent translators for English, French and German and regularly provide consulting services of the highest quality, based on their technical expertise in patent matters.

Our client base covers a very broad spectrum including law firms and prestigious companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, constructions, telecommunications, energy, biotechnology, food, alcoholic and soft beverages, fashion, finance and banking, education, and many more. Our clients range from the trademark and patent departments of large and small international companies directly represented by HP&P, through to multi-national and small companies represented by HP&P indirectly through trademark and patent agents from all over the world. In addition to our intellectual property activities in Greece, HP&P maintains a close collaboration with outstanding Law Offices in Cyprus and the Arabic countries and has acquired experience in the handling of trademark and patent matters in these countries for many years. In addition to that, our broad network of carefully selected IP law firms, with whom we have built a strong relationship of trust and confidence over the years, permits us to manage our clients’ IP portfolios in each and every country of the world where their interests extend.

Fotini Kardiopoulis

Fotini Kardiopoulis is our exclusively recommended Anti-Counterfeiting Law expert in Greece on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fotini directly using the contact details listed above.

Fotini Kardiopoulis, partner and co-founder of Dr Helen G Papaconstantinou and Partners (HP&P), heads the firm’s anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy department. She holds a law degree from the University of Athens with first-class honours and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She joined the Athens Bar in 1985 and has been admitted to practice before the Greek Supreme Court and the Council of State. She has also been a lecturer for 10 years at the Police Academy.

Since 1998 she has been dealing with a broad range of IP matters with an emphasis on trademarks, anti-counterfeiting/anti-piracy, plant breeder’s rights, contract drafting and reviewing and alternative dispute resolution. She has extensive experience in devising and implementing anti-counterfeiting programs, filing and administering customs actions, IP litigation, monitoring and enforcing IP rights online and advising on domain name disputes, consulting on license & franchise agreements and on copyright issues.  In addition, she has conducted numerous significant seizures/raids, including preparatory investigations concerning various sectors, such as apparel, electric/electronic goods, toys, watchmaking, alcohol and tobacco/cigarettes, often involving civil and criminal action in addition to customs procedures.

Fotini Kardiopoulis is an active member of various associations, including the Athens Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES) and the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties (CIOPORA).

She has further been shortlisted as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and a Recommended Lawyer in WTR 1000 2020.

She frequently authors articles in her fields of expertise.

She is fluent in Greek, English and French.

Firm Overview:

Dr. Helen G. Papaconstantinou and Partners (HP&P), celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020, is broadly recognized as leading in the IP law sector in the country. HP&P enjoys an international reputation for high quality expert services by providing sophisticated legal and business solutions in the IP field and aptly combines its international orientation with a thorough knowledge of the Greek legal and business environment. What sets HP&P apart is its extensive experience and expertise in the entire spectrum of IP services and its commitment to problem solving and achieving results. HP&P was the first law firm of its kind to implement quality control system (ISO 9001/2015).

With respect to the people comprising the Firm, Managing Partner is Eva Yazitzoglou and the other Partners are Miranda Theodoridou, Maria Athanassiadou and Fotini Kardiopoulis.  HP&P is home to 11 fully qualified lawyers with considerable experience in all intellectual property matters over many years of practice. Two HP&P attorneys are European Patent Attorneys, while all the attorneys of the Firm are Members of the Athens Bar Association.  Most of them are admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. With the efficient assistance of 21 experienced paralegals and supporting staff, HP&P provides legal and administrative services of excellent quality and closely collaborates with 40 technical counsellors whose expertise covers all technical fields. The Firm serves its foreign clients in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

HP&P is registered in the Athens Bar Association and is a member of the Greek Association of Law Firms.

Moreover, the Firm has always been active in promoting intellectual property matters in Greece and internationally. HP&P attorneys are active members of various international associations, such as EPI, ECTA, AIPPI, INTA, PTMG, MARQUES, CIOPORA, ITMA, CIPA, UNION-IP and the UK Society of Legal Scholars.

The Firm’s expertise spans all aspects of IP and related legal services (i.e. consultancy, litigation work and administrative support), including, but not limited to trademark, patent and design matters; copyright; domain name and internet law; exploitation of IP rights; anti-Piracy, anti-counterfeiting and customs monitoring/border measures; competition, advertising and consumer protection law, and many more.

HP&P attorneys are regular contributors to important and internationally recognized IP resources such as the World Trademark Review, IAM, Wolters Kluwer Manual IP, Katzarov’s Manual on Industrial Property and several INTA and ECTA resources.

The Firm is consistently ranked among the top IP law firms in Greece by international legal directories and associations, indicatively mentioning: Corporate INTL, Corporate USA Today, IAM Patent 1000, IP STARS – Trademarks and Patents, Legal 500, The Trademark Lawyer, The Patent Lawyer, WIPR Leaders, WTR 1000, and others and have received many awards in the IP field.

Despite its top ranking, HP&P is continuously striving to further improve the quality and reliability of its services and enhance its strongly actively inclusive working ethos that encourages collaboration as the main driving force behind effective leadership and successful results. Our vision is to keep on incorporating new practice areas and opportunities so that we can continue to adapt to the growing and ever-changing needs of our clients and the legal industry.