Mr Christos Paraskevopoulos > Bernitsas Law > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Bernitsas Law
106 72 ATHENS

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Insurance.



Christos is a leading litigator with an expertise in contractual, commercial, fraud and white collar crime disputes.

Christos has been with the Firm since 2000 and 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 companies across a range of industries on asset freezing, corporate misconduct, directors’ and officers’ liability and intra-company disputes.

He 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 is experienced in medical liability and intellectual property disputes and is active in ADR, representing clients in the context of commercial arbitration proceedings and mediation.


Christos is a Certified Fraud Examiner (2016) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is also a Certified Mediation Advocate and holds an ICA Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance (Dip(GRC)) from the International Compliance Association (MICA), of which he is a member. He is admitted to the Athens Bar (1999) and the Supreme Court of Greece (2016).


Greek, English and French.


Christos holds a Degree in Law from the Democritus University of Thrace and an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law from King’s College, London.

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Insurance

Demonstrating substantial strength in advising on the negotiation of insurance contracts and regulatory issues, the Bernitsas Law insurance team is highly regarded for representing Greek and international companies. Based out of Athens, Lambros Belessis leads the practice, specialising in private sector mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Evi Kitsou is an expert on the insurance, consumer goods and automobile industries, and Christos Paraskevopoulos is knowledgeable in contractual disputes. Senior associate Aristeidis Papathanasiou is also noted.

Greece > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Christos ParaskevopoulosBernitsas Law

Led by the Athens-based duo of Panayotis Bernitsas and Christos Paraskevopoulos, the Bernitsas Law team specialises in financial and corporate crime matters, with a growing focus on AML compliance measures. Bernitsas has more than 35 years’ experience in the transactional, advisory, and litigious spheres, whilst Paraskevopoulos is an expert in fraud and white-collar crime disputes. Evangelos Mamalakis focuses on joint venture and M&A, and Pelina Leontiadou has expertise in corporate governance matters.

Greece > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Christos ParaskevopoulosBernitsas Law

Retaining its place at the summit of the dispute resolution market, the Bernitsas Law team boasts vast experience in handling high-profile administrative, commercial and corporate crime disputes. Demonstrating widespread expertise across multiple fields of law, including competition, medical negligence, and insurance litigation, the practice also collaborates closely with the administrative department when dealing with procurement claims. From Athens, Panayotis Bernitsas brings over 35 years’ experience on the litigation front to the outfit, Christos Paraskevopoulos is an expert in fraud-related disputes, and Dimitris Roussis focuses on claims arising from the award of public tenders. Evangelos Mamalakis is knowledgeable in cases relating to financial contracts. Pelina Leontiadou is another name to note.