Ms Despoina Charakopoulou > PotamitisVekris Law Firm > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

PotamitisVekris Law Firm
106 74 ATHENS

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Despoina’s company and commercial law practice includes advising on company structuring and establishment, ongoing corporate governance and assisting clients in issues arising in the day to day running of their business. She has experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial contracts, in particular distribution, agency, leasing and labour agreements. Despoina also has a litigation practice, representing clients in debt recovery proceedings, breach of contract, employment, shareholder and succession disputes.


Greek, English, German.


Athens Bar Association (2004).


University of Thessaloniki, LLB (2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Employment

(Rising stars)

Despoina CharakopoulouPotamitisVekris Law Firm

Clients hail PotamitisVekris Law Firm for its ‘client-centric way of working and high level of expertise’. Department head Alexios Papastavrou primarily focuses his practice on the representation of employers, handling an array of matters such as trade union relations, collective bargaining agreements, redundancies, industrial actions and business closures; he is also particularly experienced in respect of social security law and the employment-related considerations of M&A and privatisations. The team posseses notable strength at the junior end, with senior associate Despoina Charakopoulou focusing on mass dismissals and the liquidation of pension plans and associate Nikolas Sigkridis specialising in employment contract termination, strike actions, collective labour law and flexible forms of employment. The contentious caseload includes pension litigation, claims of unfair dismissal and fatal labour incidents.