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.

Avinash Singh

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

Avinash is the Principal Lawyer of Astor Legal.

He is one of Australia’s most respected and highly sought-after lawyers, having represented some of Australia’s elite sportspeople including Olympians & National Rugby League (NRL) players.

Avinash commenced his legal career over ten years ago as a law clerk with some of Australia’s most well-known barristers. There he worked on some of the country’s most prolific cases.

He was able to learn first-hand from Senior Counsel & Queens Counsel the techniques used by them to analyse voluminous and complex material and develop successful case strategies.

Upon his admission he began honing his advocacy skills in courtrooms throughout New South Wales and has built a reputation as one of the Australia’s most fearsome advocates.

Some of Avinash’s most notable and highest profile cases include:

  • representing rugby league great Andrew Johns and forcing prosecutors to withdraw all proceedings against him before the first court date;
  • persuading the Court to not record a conviction against an Australian Olympian for serious drug charges. Mr Singh was also able to ensure that his client’s name was not published in any media reports;
  • a successful appeal to the High Court which transformed the landscape of Evidence law in Australia and resulted in the prosecution being unable to present any evidence against his client;
  • representing the son of a prominent overseas government official and obtaining ‘not guilty’ verdicts for multiple sexual assault charges against him;
  • the only acquittal in the greyhound racing ‘live-baiting’ scandal;
  • dozens of acquittals in sexual assault trials, commercial drug trials, complex fraud trials, grievous bodily harm, robbery, dangerous driving occasioning death, proceeds of crime and various other trial matters;
  • murder & manslaughter cases which have attracted media attention;
  • representing companies and individuals in corporate crime (ie. white collar crime) proceedings and investigations, money laundering, bribery and other forms of corruption.

Avinash is respected by Judges and Magistrates as a persuasive advocate. He has an exceptional record in having clients found ‘not guilty’ as well as avoiding criminal convictions if they choose to plead guilty. Mr Singh is often able to negotiate to have charges dismissed or downgraded when other lawyers cannot.

He has recognised by the Law Society as an Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law. This is a title that less than 6% of lawyers in Australia have been honoured with, putting him in a truly elite bracket. This achievement was made all the more impressive as he achieved this title before the age of 30.

He has since been appointed to the Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. This is the body that develops & conducts the assessments for lawyers who are applying to be Accredited Specialists in Criminal Law.

Other members of the profession often seek out his advice on complex legal matters. His success has seen him be recognised in television, radio, online and print media. Journalists regularly contact him for his legal expertise on breaking news and legal developments.

Graham Harris SC

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

Graham is a specialist in criminal law – with an emphasis towards ‘White Collar Crime’ and regulatory matters. As well as defending cases of serious and complex fraud, he also handles ICAC and SFC prosecutions and Market Misconduct Tribunal Inquiries. In addition, his services are frequently engaged in Professional Disciplinary Proceedings, particularly in cases in which criminal misconduct is alleged.

Graham was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1975. From 1976 to 1983 he practiced from Common Law Chambers at the London Bar and on the Midland and Oxford Circuit. His practice was widespread in criminal and regulatory work both prosecuting and defending. In January 1984 Graham was appointed Crown Counsel in Hong Kong in the then Attorney General’s Chambers. He joined the Prosecutions Division but was soon seconded as ‘in house’ counsel at the Independent Commission against Corruption where he remained until 1985 at which time he was promoted to Senior Crown Counsel and required to return to the mainstream of the Prosecutions Division. It was at this time that Graham was also admitted to the Hong Kong Bar.

In 1986 Graham was recruited by the Commercial Crimes Unit (“CCU”) of the Attorney General’s Chambers, an elite unit dedicated to the prosecution of serious corruption and white collar crime. There he remained as a Deputy Principal Crown Counsel (Consultant) until leaving Government to enter private practice in early 1995.

In 1995 Graham joined the Chambers of Gilbert Rodway Q.C., where he remained until December 2003 when he co-founded “Liberty Chambers” with Alexander King S.C. Whilst Graham continues to prosecute for the Securities and Futures Commission, his role has switched in recent years to the Defence.

In May 2011 Graham took silk and, upon the sad death of Alexander King SC, he took over as Head of Liberty Chambers.

Throughout his career, Graham has also lectured extensively in all aspects of Criminal Law and Procedure. He is a regular speaker at Law Society and Bar Association CPD and ALE courses; the University of Hong Kong; and as a guest lecturer at a number of universities in The People’s Republic of China. Graham has also been retained as an expert witness in cases overseas requiring consideration of Hong Kong Criminal Law and Procedure.

Firm Overview:

Established by Alexander King SC and Graham Harris SC in 2003, Liberty Chambers is home to a group of independent barristers, with a wealth of experience in a wide range of legal practice areas.

Situated directly opposite and adjacent to the High Court of Hong Kong, our modern, Philip Liao designed workplace, reflects the dynamic and innovative approach we bring to our practice of the law.

Our members include internationally qualified lawyers who have made Hong Kong their home and locally trained professionals.

We act for clients facing investigation and prosecution for corruption, commercial crime, and regulatory matters; by the Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC); the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Police (CCB) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Our members are constantly inter-acting with the Hong Kong Government, its’ tribunals and statutory bodies.

Khelil Kali

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

Criminal law covers everything; from small misdemeanours, to big heinous crimes, fraud and white-collar crime.

It can also involve international relations and multiple jurisdictional rules, particularly concerning issues such as extradition, money-laundering, cross-border crimes and terrorism.

Typically, work is of a contentious nature.

What makes a good criminal lawyer?

To be a criminal lawyer, you should be street-smart, quick on your feet and have a thorough understanding of criminal law, procedures and the functioning of the judicial system.

You should also be able to handle large volumes of work and perform well under pressure, whilst retaining a meticulous attention to detail.

Your communication and negotiation skills need to be top-notch and you should be good at dealing with different kinds of people. You will need to get accustomed to working long and unconventional hours.

Many clients a criminal lawyer might deal with could be dangerous, mentally unstable, drug addicts, or chronic offenders; it’s crucial to set aside personal prejudices and judgment, taking an objective and clinical approach in handling people.

Crime, by its very nature, carries a lot of notoriety and ill-will, so it’s important for a lawyer to maintain absolute discretion when it comes to dealing with their clients.

Honesty and trustworthiness are of paramount importance and the same goes for anyone else who works within this area of law, from reporters and court clerks to legal secretaries and administrators.

Noah J. Kilroy, Esq.

Attorney Noah J. Kilroy earned his Bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University and his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice in Rhode Island federal court. Most recently, Attorney Kilroy served as a government attorney for the City of Providence. After gaining valuable trial experience in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, and family law, Attorney Kilroy decided to go into private practice to better serve his community.

In addition to working in his private practice, Attorney Kilroy is actively involved in public interest initiatives. His proudest work includes co-founding the Transcending Through Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organisation that provides scholarships and support to those in prison and transitioning out of prison.

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