Mr John Papapolitis > Papapolitis & Papapolitis > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile

Papapolitis & Papapolitis
10674 ATHENS

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Real Estate


Senior Partner

John Papapolitis is Senior Partner of the Firm and has served as its managing partner for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in creating an international culture and outlook within the Firm and expanding its global reach by advising international clients in many of the reported and pioneering M&A and privatization transactions that have taken place in Greece.

Under John’s leadership the Firm furthered its mission of providing legal services of the highest quality, paying the utmost attention to client satisfaction and maintaining our deeply rooted commitment to professional ethics.

He has represented multinational and local leaders in the real estate, finance, hospitality, infrastructure, gaming, telecommunications and energy industries. John’s practice extends to over 35 years of experience and he is widely recognized authority in the Greek legal market.


Greek, English


Vice Chairman of the Association for Foreign Investments in Tourism in Greece (AFIT)

Athens Bar


LLB (Merit), University of Thessaloniki

BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto

Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Law, University College London

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

John PapapolitisPapapolitis & Papapolitis

At Papapolitis & Papapolitis, the team’s strengths lie in disputes arising from employment, credit facility, commercial and construction agreements, in addition to insolvency, product liability, regulatory compliance and public tender-related litigation. It handles proceedings across the full array of civil, administrative and commercial courts, as well as mediation and arbitration. Senior partner John Papapolitis has extensive experience in contentious M&A, privatisation and inward investment matters, while fellow department co-head George Gravias is particularly adept in employment, infrastructure and IP litigation. Key sectors include energy, telecoms, real estate, insurance and financial services.

Greece > Real estate and construction

The workload at Papapolitis & Papapolitis covers the full array of real estate matters, from purchase, sale, financing and leasing affairs through to large-scale development and construction projects. In addition, its lawyers excel when it comes to privatisations, state concessions and the regulations governing land use and planning. John Papapolitis and George Gravias jointly head the department, which provides notably broad asset class expertise covering retail, commercial, industrial, residential, leisure, tourism and hospitality properties. In a standout highlight, the group is currently advising Lamda Development in respect of a €1bn integrated resort casino development as part of the client’s high-profile Hellinikon Project.

Greece > Projects and privatisation

At Papapolitis & Papapolitis, John Papapolitis oversees an ‘extremely commercial’ team which provides ‘clearly delivered and reliable‘ advice. Its core sectors of expertise include gaming, telecoms, real estate, energy, hospitality and infrastructure.