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Ioannis Stavropoulos

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Stavropoulos & Partners

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Tax and Legal Advice, Tax Dispute Resolution and Tax Litigation, Tax Planning, International and EU Taxation, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Competition Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Cross-Border Investments, Commercial Law Issues.


Founding and Managing Partner of the law firm "STAVROPOULOS & PARTNERS".


Admitted to Bar 1986, Athens. Admitted to Supreme Court of Greece, 1997.

Ioannis, focuses particularly on tax, tax litigation, tax planning, international and EU taxation, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investments, antitrust and EU law. He has over 30 years of professional experience and has participated in many educational and professional conferences on tax and commercial law topics.

Ioannis is widely acknowledged as leading practitioner both in contentious and non-contentious tax matters. He has dealt with numerous landmark cases concerning application of double taxation treaties, transfer pricing and the EU direct taxation and VAT legislation, including the representation of a multinational before the European Court of Justice on a tax case (C-294/99) concerning the interpretation of the EU/Parent Subsidiary Directive. He regularly represents clients in the Greek Administrative courts and the Council of State as well as tax authorities and administrative committees on all kinds of fiscal law issues. A number of decisions on his cases constitute leading jurisprudence published in legal and tax journals while he has been classified by international publications as a top tier and highly recommended tax expert for Greece.

As a business lawyer, he has taken part in major mergers and acquisitions projects, domestic and international share and asset transactions and he has acted as a general corporate counsel to multinationals in the industrial and services sectors. He covers a broad range of EU law topics with particular emphasis on taxation and competition.

He is a regular speaker in many authoritative conferences and seminars. He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the tax committees of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the French-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and has represented such bodies in legislative committees. During 2012-2013 he actively participated, as an expert, in the tax reform committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Finance.


Greek and English.


Athens Bar Association; International Fiscal Association (IFA); Tax committees of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the French-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.


University of Athens Law School (LL.B., 1983); University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. (LL.M., 1985); 14th Taxation Seminar (Greek Productivity Centre, 1987).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Led by Ioannis Stavropoulos and Evanthia Tsiri, Stavropoulos & Partners has a versatile disputes practice which represents clients across the consumer, technology, entertainment and construction industries on the full range of matters. Key clients include DuPont, AGET Heracles and Athenian Brewery (a subsidiary of Heineken).

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Stavropoulos & Partners has a broad range of expertise, which includes advice on horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance and merger control. Clients include LVMH, Athenian Brewery and FrieslandCampina. Evanthia Tsiri and Ioannis Stavropoulos are both experienced in this area.

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Within: Leading individuals

Ioannis Stavropoulos - Stavropoulos & Partners

Within: Tax

Stavropoulos & Partners has a very strong pedigree in tax advisory, litigation and customs-related advice. The firm has been involved in several significant transfer pricing and VAT disputes on behalf of its international clients. Ioannis Stavropoulos has a distinguished track record in this area, and is ably supported by recently promoted partner Vassiliki Michalopoulou. Clients include Coca-Cola Hellenic, DuPont, Pfizer and Michelin.

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