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Stavropoulos & Partners
151 25 ATHENS

Greece > Tax Tier 2

Stavropoulos & Partners advises clients on a myriad of tax matters, such as income tax, transfer pricing, double taxation treaties, VAT and M&A-related issues. The practice is led by Ioannis Stavropoulos. In 2020, he successfully represented Pfizer Hellas at the Supreme Administrative Court in relation to a multimillion income tax and transfer pricing challenge over tax deductibility of medical events expenses. Grigorios Grigoriou joined the firm in 2020 from Oikonomidis – Kontos Law Firm. Associate Evgenia Kousteni is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Stavropoulos

Other key lawyers:

Grigorios Grigoriou; Vassiliki Michalopoulou; Evgenia Kousteni


‘Deep knowledge in their area of expertise.’

‘Good know-how of the existing legislation and court proceedings.’

‘Reliable in their deliverables.’

‘My collaboration with the team was excellent. The associates’ strengths are consistency, understanding and reliability.’

‘Stavropoulos Firm has great expertise in tax matters. They have helped us a lot with uncertainty and complexity in several cases in the past and have a very friendly and human approach, high collaborative spirit and great responsiveness. Their people are certainly the most valuable asset that they have; knowledgeable, experienced, approachable and effective.’

Key clients

Avin Oil


GSP Offshore SRL

Schoox Inc

Shell Company Hellas Limited / Coral Gas

AGET Heracles



Bureau Veritas

Coca-Cola HBC

Delta Foods

Du Pont Group

Elastika Michelin




Heineken/Athenian Brewery

Hellenic Recycling Company

Louis Vuitton

Love 2 Celebrate


Minerva Pharmaceuticals

Motor Oil



Olvos Science





Viokyt Packaging

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Bayer Hellas in tax litigation against income tax assessment following the issuance of a “clean” tax compliance certificate, generating important legal precedent related to its validity in transfer pricing legislation infringements.
  • Successfully represented a Netbet subsidiary before the Administrative Courts in tax litigation against multimillion income tax and Gross Gaming Revenue audit assessments.
  • Successfully defended Pfizer Hellas before the Supreme Administrative Court against a multimillion income tax and Transfer Pricing challenge involving tax deductibility of medical events expenses.

Greece > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Stavropoulos & Partners act for an impressive range of clients in varying industries such as FMCG, chemicals, waste recycling, real estate, construction and materials. The team's advice extends to corporate restructurings and reorganisations, day-to-day corporate and commercial matters, and M&A projects. Evanthia Tsiri and Terpsihori Magdalinou lead the practice; Tsiri has experience advising on joint ventures and corporate restructuring acquisition projects, and Magdalinou frequently advises on company formation, compliance matters, and international corporate reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Evanthia Tsiri; Terpsihori Magdalinou

Other key lawyers:

Efthymia Armata


‘It is outstanding in terms of knowledge, response times and expertise. I appreciate the team’s expert advice and creative solutions, involvement and commitment. All team members are fully involved in our company’s strategy, providing proactive legal advice.’

‘Efi Tsiri is sharp, analytical, and stands out for her strategically aware advice and excellent technical legal skills. She is efficient, pragmatic and solutions-driven. She is vastly experienced in representing clients in the administrative and civil courts and before the regulatory authorities.’

‘Teri Magdalinou stands out for her excellent provision of legal services and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail. Her work quality and efficiency are exceptional. She inspires confidence and achieves positive outcomes.’

‘Evanthia Tsiri and Terpsihori Magdalinou are two of the most valuable outside counsels and partners that we have in our company. They are always there for us and there is always a pleasant and friendly atmosphere when we work together. In quite a short period of time, we have established a very high level of trust between our organisation and their firm, due to their credibility.’

‘It is a well-connected and efficient legal team, combining both understanding of the client’s business and legal knowledge. They create a sense of trust when we work with them, as we always know that the legal issue to be assigned to the team will receive the attention and diligence required within the appropriate timeframe.’

‘I regularly work with Evanthia Tsiri, Efthymia Armata and Terpsihori Magdalinou, as well as with other members of the team when required. They all combine deep legal knowledge with sharp business insight, and attention to detail with the ability to capture the essence of a legal issue. This combination is very valuable for the client, as client and lawyer actually speak the same language.’

Key clients

Optimapharm d.o.o

AKTOR (member of Ellaktor Group)

Coca Cola HBC

Corteva Agriscience Group

Dunapack Packaging

Du Pont Group


Hellenic Recycling Company

Heineken/Athenian Brewery

Louis Vuitton

Möet Hennessy

Papastratos (member of Philip Morris Group)

REDS (member of Ellaktor Group)


Work highlights

  • Advised Athenian Brewery (a member of the Heineken Group) on the drafting, negotiating and execution of an exclusive distribution agreement with one of the leading multinational companies in the production and distribution of spirits.
  • Advised Papastratos (a member of the Philip Morris Group) on highly specialised regulatory and compliance issues relating to the tobacco industry.
  • Advised the Hellenic Recycling Company on redrafting the contractual framework of its collective management system on packaging waste, in view of significant recent changes to the relevant European and local legal framework.

Greece > EU and competition Tier 4

Stavropoulos & Partners advises clients on a range of matters, including agreements and concerted practices, market dominance and merger control. Its skilled team also reviews commercial policies and rebate schemes, and assists with the implementation of internal compliance programs. Ioannis Stavropoulos and Evanthia Tsiri jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Stavropoulos; Evanthia Tsiri

Other key lawyers:

Efthymia Armata


‘This is a prominent competition law practice. It is detail-oriented, extremely experienced and provides excellent strategic advice. It is outstanding in terms of its knowledge, speed and expertise. I appreciate the team’s competent advice and creative solutions, involvement and commitment.’

‘All team members specializing in competition law are outstanding in antitrust litigation, merger control and cartel matters, both for ex ante and ex post competition law issues.’

‘Efi Tsiri is an exceptional competition law counsel. She is sharp and analytical and stands out for her strategic vision and experience. She is technically strong and shows excellent attention to detail.’

‘Efi Armata is an exquisite competition law expert. Efi provides clear and commercial advice. She is efficient, pragmatic and solutions-driven. She focuses on dominance and cartel issues.’

‘It is a strongly connected and efficient legal team, combining both understanding of the business with deep legal knowledge. They create trust to the client during the cooperation, as we always know that the legal issue to be assigned to the team will receive the attention and diligence required at the appropriate timings.’

‘In the sector of competition law, I mostly co-operate with Mrs. Tsiri and Mrs Armata. They both combine deep legal knowledge with sharp business insight, and attention to detail whilst capturing the essence of a legal issue.’

‘They have very strong communication skills especially in meetings with external stakeholders, which enables them to get the messages across clearly and convincingly.’

Key clients

Corteva Agriscience Group

Du Pont Group

ECR Hellas


Heineken/Athenian Brewery

Hellenic Recycling Company

Louis Vuitton


Work highlights

  • Advised Athenian Brewery on competition law issues related to their distribution and commercialisation in the market including the structuring of the commercial policy and the drafting of commercial law agreements regarding all distribution channels.
  • Advised food and beverage client on competition law compliance issues, including commercial policies, trade marketing policies, promotional and trade marketing activities and the drafting and review of commercial agreements in compliance with competition law.
  • Represented Athenian Brewery before the Council of State regarding its appeal against a decision issued by the Administrative Court of Appeal on a high-profile abuse of dominance case.

The firm: Stavropoulos & Partners Law Office is a Greek law firm which was established in Athens in 1991. Since its formation, the firm’s practice has included legal counsel, advice and litigation in a wide range of Greek and European Union business and tax law matters. Throughout its 29 years in the Greek legal market, the firm has developed a widely recognised expertise and gained an excellent reputation, ranked within high tiers in the fields of taxation, European Union and competition, corporate and M&As, as well as dispute resolution.

The firm is privileged to serve on a constant basis companies which are considered as ‘blue chip’ internationally, but also has vested continuous interests and activities in Greece, handling complex and important work that requires a high level of expertise and consistency.

The lawyers of the firm have done contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate studies and are assisted by secretarial and clerical staff supported by modern infrastructure. The main target is to successfully meet the increasing demands of clientele while maintaining a high degree of dynamism, flexibility and close personal contact with each case.

Areas of practice: The firm’s main areas of practice include: tax and tax litigation, customs and excise, EU and competition, corporate, commercial and M&A, finance, banking and capital markets, data protection and privacy, real estate and construction, environment, intellectual and industrial property, labour and employment, litigation and dispute resolution.

Tax and tax litigation, customs and excise: The firm has a solid presence in the area of tax law and is considered one of the most prominent players in this area. The practice handles numerous tax cases in direct and indirect taxation, regularly represents clients in tax audits and provides counsel to clients in all areas of taxation law, including income tax, VAT, double taxation treaties, transfer pricing and excise duties. It regularly advises on strategic planning and transactional issues and deals with transfer pricing defense files. Some of the firm’s latest achievements include representing a large number of multinational companies, as well as high net-worth individuals, in major tax litigation involving inter alia issues relating to EU tax law and double taxation treaties, VAT refund, transfer pricing, stamp duty, municipality tax and income tax assessments. Ioannis Stavropoulos, founding and managing partner of the firm, is a leading tax lawyer with an impressive track record, awarded with the “The Legal 500 Hall of Fame” distinction. He has dealt with several tax cases and has an impressive track record for successfully representing clients in courts, including the European Court of Justice, the Greek administrative courts and the Council of State, as well as in tax authorities and administrative committees on all kinds of tax law issues. A number of his cases constitute leading jurisprudence published in legal and tax journals, while he has been classified by international publications as a highly recommended tax expert for Greece. He has published a number of articles on tax matters while he is a regular speaker in many authoritative conferences and seminars.

EU and competition: Our competition practice covers a broad range of subject matters, encompassing agreements and concerted practices, market dominance and merger control issues. Our lawyers regularly review commercial policies, rebate schemes and other commercial practices especially by companies with market power in accordance with the restrictions applying to unilateral practices as well as in the context of vertical and horizontal relationships. We assist our clients in designating and implementing internal compliance programs and training sessions for their personnel. We regularly represent market leaders in investigation cases before the competition authority and offer both contentious and non-contentious competition law service. Our firm has defended prominent companies before the competition authorities and administrative courts in major cases in the food and beverage sector.

Commercial, corporate and M&A: The firm is acting as principal legal adviser of several corporate clients engaged in various sectors, such as food and beverage, chemicals, waste recycling, real estate, consumer products and retail business, supporting them on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial issues. We frequently assist with the formation of corporate structures and address all types of corporate governance and compliance issues, including providing legal support with all corporate events and reviewing the firm’s corporate clients’ internal policies and regulations to ensure respect of corporate social responsibility and compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and national or international norms. We further regularly advise on commercial transactions and agreements, including joint venture agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, distribution and agency agreements, loan and bond agreements, as well as contracts for services, supply contracts, IT contracts, construction contracts, management contracts and general terms of contract. We also provide guidance on the application of consumer protection law and cover matters pertaining to product liability and unfair commercial practices. Our lawyers are adept in providing advice on all aspects of buying and selling companies and businesses including negotiating and drafting of share purchase, joint venture and shareholders agreements, conducting legal due diligence and advising on stock exchange law aspects of mergers and acquisitions projects. We have been involved in a number of high-value projects and corporate reorganizations often with a cross-border element covering a variety of sectors, including one of the biggest spin-off restructuring projects in the food and beverage industry, the acquisition of several Greek companies operating in the mining and concrete sectors by one of the leading cement multinational industries and a joint venture between a French multinational and a leading Greek company in the cosmetics sector.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Our firm has substantial experience in arbitration work, acting as counsel in both domestic and international arbitral proceedings and often representing key clients in relevant mandates. Our team has acted for major corporations involved in a variety of industries such as consumer, retail, IT, entertainment and construction on a wide range of high-value arbitration cases in front of key arbitral centers including the ICC and the American Arbitration Association. We have an excellent reputation for disputes concerning damages claims in various contexts, including breach of contract and termination of agency and distribution agreements. We are regularly litigating before civil courts in several cases concerning company, commercial and civil law issues and representing clients in significant cross-border commercial disputes while the firm is increasingly active in high-profile construction disputes with a heavy focus on the luxury hotel business. Senior partner Evanthia Tsiri has handled successfully several major domestic and international arbitration cases as well as civil litigation cases with key strengths in corporate/commercial and construction-related disputes and has earned a strong reputation in this field.

Tax and Tax Litigation, Customs and Excise
Corporate and Commercial
Data protection and Privacy
Labour and Employment
EU and Competition
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
Real estate and Construction
Intellectual and Industrial Property
Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Lydia Agathonos photoMrs Lydia AgathonosJunior Associate in the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.  
Efthymia Armata photoMrs Efthymia ArmataSenior Associate of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Evgenia Kousteni photoMrs Evgenia KousteniSenior Associate of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Terpsihori Magdalinou photoMrs Terpsihori MagdalinouPartner of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Vassiliki Michalopoulou photoMrs Vassiliki MichalopoulouPartner of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Irini Papasavva photoMrs Irini PapasavvaAssociate in the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Ioannis Stavropoulos photoMr Ioannis StavropoulosFounding and Managing Partner of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Aimilia Stavropoulou photoMrs Aimilia StavropoulouAssociate in the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Evanthia Tsiri photoMrs Evanthia TsiriFounding and Senior Partner of the law firm “STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS”.
Number of lawyers : 10
Contact : Ioannis Stavropoulos (managing partner)

CLIENT: Litsa Spyriouni, Group Tax Director

COMPANY/FIRM:  Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) Group

TESTIMONIAL: We have an extremely high regard for Stavropoulos & Partners law firm. Ioannis Stavropoulos is a prominent tax and business lawyer and over the years has provided us with a consistently excellent quality of service in tax matters.  Evanthia Tsiri and her team have provided invaluable assistance throughout a recent restructuring process.  They have all been demonstrating great care and deep knowledge while dealing efficiently with complex issues in the context of domestic and cross-border transactions.

CLIENT: Kostas Maggioros, CEO


TESTIMONIAL: Over the years, the firm has become an invaluable partner to our business. Ioannis Stavropoulos, Evanthia Tsiri, Terpsihori Magdalinou and their colleagues have provided us with an excellent level of service and dedication across all the firm’s disciplines, with particular emphasis in corporate, commercial, anti-trust and tax matters. They have demonstrated deep and thorough understanding of our needs and outstanding response to our requests enabling the development of a trusted relation.

CLIENT: Angeliki Sofou, Legal Counsel


TESTIMONIAL: Ioannis Stavropoulos has been the legal adviser of ATHENIAN BREWERY for many years now, which actually demonstrates the dedication (from both parties) and the quality of the services provided. Ioannis is an excellent adviser in tax law issues, having the capacity to deepen not only into stricto sensu tax law topics but to further elaborate from both a legal and an economo-legal point of view. He knows deeply the demands and the core business of the Company and this is one of the reasons Company and Management Team members show him their deep appreciation. His experience and expertise are highly valid and greatly appreciated. Ioannis is considered by the Company as the legal adviser and eventually as a business partner.

Evanthia Tsiri is a very strong and a highly appreciated legal adviser of ATHENIAN BREWERY all these years. Evanthia will work deeply into the commercial heart of any agreement, and further she will exhaust any possible factor which needs to be taken into consideration by the Company. Evanthia identifies immediately any potential risk for the Company and knows how to assess the legal risk towards the commercial risk (if any). She has a high standard of understanding the Company’s needs and she has the strength to differentiate always for the benefit of the Company. Evanthia’ s advice goes beyond a pure and conventional legal advice to a business guidance.

Terpsihori Magdalinou is a highly appreciated and capable lawyer. She has deep knowledge on corporate and complex legal issues. Terpsihori is proactive with great experience and professionalism. Teri is someone you know you can rely on when she provides us with her legal advice.

Efthymia Armata is a very capable legal adviser, with a high expertise on Competition Law issues. Efthymia has a deep knowledge of the market constraints due to our Company’s dominant position into the beer market and she knows extremely well how to protect the Company from potential anti-competitive practices, providing both theoretical and practical cases. Efthymia’ s knowledge and contribution is highly appreciated by the Company.

Stavropoulos & Partners law firm has strongly contributed into building a Compliance with Competition Law culture into our Company and their presence and participation into the core business of our Company is considered as an added value. Their professionalism and dedication demonstrated lately for ATHENIAN BREWERY’ s case in front of the HCC and further in front of the Court of Appeal is being appreciated and greatly respected by us. We would like to express our gratitude for all the services and guidance provided.

CLIENT: Leonidas Tolis, Senior Legal Counsel


TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with “Stavropoulos & Partners” law office for the last 3 years. Stavropoulos & Partners was introduced to us due to its reputation in handling mainly tax law issues. Nevertheless, from the beginning of our cooperation, the legal services provided by Stavropoulos and Partners – not only regarding tax law issues – highly exceeded our expectations. Summing up, I would say that Stavropoulos and Partners is distinguished for its reliability, direct response, prompt acquaintance with the peculiarities and the requirements of the client and its excellent colleagues. Obviously, I would undoubtedly recommend cooperation with Stavropoulos & Partners law office.

At Stavropoulos and Partners we are committed to the creation of a culture that acknowledges the contribution of talented people from all backgrounds and with differing views and experiences. We aim to foster an open and supportive environment in which individual differences are respected and valued, and everyone has the opportunity to excel and feel part of a team. We are committed to principles of equality and diversity and we believe that a diverse team of strong professionals from different backgrounds, with a high degree of expertise and experience, irrespective of gender, race, religion, partner status, is crucial to provide excellent legal services. We ensure that we keep up to date with best practices in the field and we implement programmes that are promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.

At Stavropoulos and Partners we encourage transparency and team work and we follow an open door policy. There is a clear procedure regarding assignment of responsibilities as well as supervision mechanisms. We are receptive to new ideas and we encourage our associates to take initiatives and be proactive. We put special emphasis on continuous training and we encourage rotation. We often welcome law students to our offices and we provide short-term internships.