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John Papapolitis

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis

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Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Real Estate.


John Papapolitis is the Chairman of the Firm and has served as its managing partner for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in creating an international culture and outlook within the Firm and expanding its global reach by advising international clients in many of the reported and pioneering M&A and privatization transactions that have taken place in Greece. Under John’s leadership the Firm furthered its mission of providing legal services of the highest quality, paying the utmost attention to client satisfaction and maintaining our deeply rooted commitment to professional ethics. He has represented multinational and local leaders in the real estate, finance, hospitality, infrastructure, gaming, telecommunications and energy industries. John’s practice extends to over 35 years of experience and he is widely recognized authority in the Greek legal market.


1976 Athens Bar; 2015 Chairman, Papapolitis & Papapolitis; 1993 Managing Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis; 1986 Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis.


English; Greek.


Vice Chairman of the Association for Foreign Investments in Tourism in Greece (AFIT).


LLB (Merit), University of Thessaloniki; BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto; Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Law, University College London.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Papapolitis & Papapolitis benefits from its ability to combine ‘organisational skills with high professional standards, experience and knowledge’. It continued to advise Intralot Group in a €150m dispute with a gaming provider. It also advised Philips Hellas on several matters. Department head George Gravias is ‘highly skilled’ and John Papapolitis is ‘excellent’.

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Within: Energy

Clients for Papapolitis & Papapolitis include York Capital Management. John Papapolitis leads the team.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

Papapolitis & Papapolitis is advising Lamda Development on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Hellinikon from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. John Papapolitis heads the team.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Papapolitis & Papapolitis has ‘the gold standard when it comes to the advice and solutions it provides’. It is advising Imana Real Estate on the acquisition of a private island, and is also advising a global private equity firm on its bid to acquire 97.3% share capital in Ionian Hotel Enterprises. John Papapolitis ‘brings a wealth of experience to the table’, and George Gravias ‘has a deep knowledge of the industry’.

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