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Anagnostopoulos is, according to one client, ‘the most serious and reliable criminal law firm in Athens’. The firm represents clients on all aspects of criminal litigation, including corporate fraud, corruption, insider dealing, and regulatory offences, as well as asset tracing and recovery. Ilias Anagnostopouloshas an excellent reputation for white-collar crime’.

The ‘top-rate’ team at Ioannis Giannidis Law Firm has ‘excellent English language skills and is skilled at dealing with foreigners,’ which is ‘very rare in a niche practice, in particular for criminal law in Greece’. The firm handles financial crime, corporate criminal liability, international arrest warrants, criminal negligence, corruption and cartel offences. Ioannis Giannidishas extensive experience in criminal law’, while the ‘very sharp, experienced and proactivePanagiotis Koureleashas a deep knowledge of his field, inspiring trust and confidence’.

A. & K. Metaxopoulos & Partners Law Firm is praised for its ‘experience and understanding of how to deal with complex international fraud cases’. The firm acts for a range of major commercial clients as well as high-net-worth individuals. Kriton Metaxopoulos is ‘experienced and good with clients and colleagues’.

Bernitsas Law enjoys a strong track record advising clients on corporate crime and fraud issues. ‘Very experienced’ litigation head Christos Paraskevopoulos is a Certified Fraud Examiner who gives ‘really good strategic advice’. ‘Very professional and proactive’ associate Pelina Leontiadou is also recommended. The firm recently represented Renault in a €25m damages claim against its former Greek distributor, which involved claims of forged invoices.

Key figures at Dryllerakis & Associates include John Damilakis and Vassilis Constantinidis, who is ‘a high-quality lawyer for white-collar crime’. The firm is representing the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund against civil and criminal claims concerning alleged embezzlement of funds in the Proton Bank. The firm is also advising Aegean Airlines in a civil and criminal claim against the online travel agency, Airfasttickets.

White-collar crime and civil fraud cases make up a significant proportion of Machas & Partners Law Firm’s well-regarded disputes practice. Recent work includes acting for the president of Johnson & Johnson Europe following claims of fraud, money laundering and embezzlement. The firm also represented the former board of directors and top executives of the Hellenic Football Federation against allegations of extortion, bribery and embezzlement. Petros Machas is recommended.

At PotamitisVekris Law Firm, practice head Konstantinos Papadiamantis has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in white-collar crime cases. Areas of expertise include anti-money laundering, breach of trust, anti-competitive practices, tax offences and criminal law related to regulated activities. Major clients include Citibank and Procter & Gamble. The firm recently defended Kostas Louropoulos, the former president of OPAP and the Hellenic Communication and Post Commission, against accusations of breach of trust and duty.

Sarantitis has an active criminal law practice led by Maria Papamichalopoulou. The firm recently defended a company CEO against a real estate fraud claim, and represented an individual in a criminal investigation linked to ship financing loans.

Zepos & Yannopoulos has an ‘excellent’ and well-established white-collar crime practice, which regularly represents foreign clients conducting business in Greece. Takis Kakouris leads the team. Clients include Mercedez Benz Financial Services, American Express, and Pearson Education.

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