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Work +30 210 361 5395
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www.bernitsaslaw.com

Christos Paraskevopoulos

Tel:
Work +30210 3615395
Email:
Bernitsas Law

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution.

Position

Christos joined the Firm in 2000 and is Joint Head of the Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution group. He has a broad commercial litigation practice advising and representing companies across a range of industries including automobile, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, watch and clothing manufacturing.

Christos is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also holds a Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association, of which he is a member (MICA). He is experienced in advising on criminal and civil proceedings and investigations involving bribery, corruption and fraud, as well as assessing and managing the risk of  failure to comply with the legislative and regulatory framework. He also advises extensively on asset freezing, corporate misconduct, directors’ and officers’ liability and intra-company disputes.

Christos is an expert in contractual and commercial agreement disputes, including commercial agency and distribution cases, advising clients on issues arising from termination of contractual relationships and representing them in negotiations, at court and in settlement proceedings.

He has substantial experience in defamation claims and succession disputes, representing high net worth individuals in pursuing their rights under estates. He regularly represents clients in debt recovery and enforcement, with a specialisation in the area of hospital supply agreements, and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. Christos has also acted in intellectual property disputes and represented clients in the context of commercial arbitration proceedings.

Career

Athens Bar, 1999; Athens Court of Appeals, 2005; Supreme Court of Greece, 2016; CFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), 2016; Dip(GRC), MICA (International Compliance Association), 2017.

Languages

Greek, English and French.

Member

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, International Compliance Association

Education

Degree in Law, University of Thrace; LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law, King's College, London.


Greece

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Christos Paraskevopoulos - Bernitsas Law

Within: Dispute resolution

Praised for its ‘industry knowledge and legal proficiency’, Bernitsas Law’s clients consider it ‘the first choice when it comes to administrative litigation’. The team is jointly led by the ‘very knowledgeableChristos Paraskevopoulos, who is ‘fully devoted to the client’, and Dimitris Roussis, who has a ‘very good knowledge of administrative law’. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is also praised for his ‘deep legal knowledge’. The firm recently represented CANA Pharmaceuticals in an appeal before the Council of State regarding claw back payments to Greek hospitals.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Bernitsas Law provides ‘an excellent service’. The firm advises an impressive range of clients including AXA Insurance. ‘Excellent’ corporate head Lambros Belessis and litigation head Christos Paraskevopoulos are recommended.

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White-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Christos Paraskevopoulos - Bernitsas Law

Within: White-collar crime

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.

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