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.
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.