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George Gravias

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Work Department

Dispute Resolution; Real Estate; Restructuring & Insolvency.


George has over 25 years of experience in safeguarding his clients’ interests in the disputes which arise in the course of their business activities. His broad perspective includes the application of judicial and alternative resolution methods to get results for his clients in construction, labor, consortium, infrastructure, intellectual and industrial property and insolvency related disputes. In the area of real estate, George’s practice spans advising on acquisition, construction, development and operation issues on behalf of market participants from the infrastructure, hospitality, tourism, construction, real estate finance and development industries. George is an Accredited CiArb Mediator as well as Trainer with CEDR and has taught Mediation Training Programs and Seminars. He also works pro bono with the Hellenic Mediators’ Centre as a trainer in Seminars on Mediation.


1991 Athens Bar; 1996 Athens Court of Appeals; 2003 Supreme Court of Greece; 2007 Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis; 1991 – 2001 Associate, C. Alexiou and Partners; 2001-2007 Partner, C. Alexiou and Partners.


English; German; Greek.


Accredited Mediator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK; Mediators Trainer, CEDR, London, UK; Member of the Mediators Panel of the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Director and Partner of the Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre; Founding Member and Ex-Vice President of the Hellenic Mediators’ Association.


PhD Candidate in Mediation Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLM in Corporate, Labour and Civil Procedure Law (Merit), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; LLB (Merit), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


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: Employment

George Gravias heads the team at Papapolitis & Papapolitis, which acts for clients such as Philips Hellas and Vodafone.

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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 Papapolitisbrings a wealth of experience to the table’, and George Graviashas a deep knowledge of the industry’.

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