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Tel:
Work +30 210 361 5395
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Fax +30 210 364 0805
Email:
Web:
www.bernitsaslaw.com

Christos Paraskevopoulos

Tel:
Work +30210 3615395
Email:
Web:
www.bernitsaslaw.com
Bernitsas Law

Work Department

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

Position

Partner
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, insurance, 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; Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 2016; ICA Diploma in Governance Risk and Compliance – Dip(GRC), MICA, 2017.

Languages

Greek, English and French.

Member

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, International Compliance Association

Education

Degree in Law, Democritus 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

Bernitsas Law provides 'excellent and on-point advice on Greek law'. The 'very creative and pragmatic' co-head  Christos Paraskevopoulos 'understands the commercial context of a dispute and provides very suitable solutions'. His fellow practice head Dimitris Roussis is also extremely well regarded, particularly for administrative disputes, while Panayotis Bernitsas is highly experienced in arbitrations. Among the associates, George Atie  is 'one of the most committed lawyers' with 'solid experience both in civil litigation as well as arbitrations'. Evangelos Mamalakis is praised for his 'very good legal mind'. Recent highlights include advising Wind Telecommunications on a dispute with the Greek state over a contested exclusivity clause in its contract with the state concerning mobile telephony rights.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Bernitsas Law has a large and expanding insurance group led by corporate head Lambros Belessis. Christos Paraskevopoulos is recommended on the disputes side, while Evi Kitsou is highly experienced in regulatory issues. The firm's expertise covers regulatory, corporate, day-to-day advice and litigation. Major clients include AXA and CNP Group of Companies.

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White-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

 Christos Paraskevopoulos  - Bernitsas Law

Within: White-collar crime

Bernitsas Law represents corporate clients in corporate crime and fraud cases. This includes representing major international clients in cases involving alleged bribery, corruption and insolvency fraud. Christos Paraskevopoulos  is a certified fraud examiner, while partners such as Panayotis Bernitsas are also heavily involved in this area.

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