Ms Despoina Charakopoulou > POTAMITISVEKRIS > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

11 Omirou Str
10672, 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

POTAMITISVEKRIS is ‘exceptionally equipped‘ to advise on employment matters. The team assists a wide range of long-standing clients, including major multinationals such as Citibank, HSBC, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and McDonald’s. Its expertise extends across an array of matters, from high-profile litigation on employee transfers and pension plan liquidation to advice on redundancies, negotiations with unions, health and safety and GDPR issues. The team’s recent work includes advising Eurobank on the implementation of a voluntary redundancy scheme involving 750 employees and successfully representing AGET Iraklis before the Supreme Court in a dispute over the validity of 118 employee dismissals. Practice head Alexios Papastavrou focuses on advising employers, assisting with transfers of undertaking following mergers, collective bargaining agreements and industrial action, and social security and employment-related disputes, among other issues. Senior associates Despoina Charakopoulou and Anastasia Platipodi and associate Nikolas Sigkridis are other notable individuals.