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

Papapolitis & Papapolitis
10674 ATHENS

Work Department

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




John Papapolitis is the Chairman 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.


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


LLB (Merit), University of Thessaloniki

BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto

Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Law, University College London

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Real estate and construction

Recent work for Papapolitis & Papapolitis includes advising Lamda Development on its acquisition of shares in Hellinikon from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. John Papapolitis and George Gravias jointly head up the practice, which has broad sector expertise across the commercial, retail, industrial, residential, leisure, tourism and hospitality industries. Work encompasses developments, financings, construction work and transactions with the team also advising on the regulatory framework governing land use as well as issues and contractual matters arising from commercial exploitation mandates.

Greece > Projects and privatisation

Key areas of strength for Papapolitis & Papapolitis span projects in the real estate, energy, hospitality and infrastructure sectors. The main contacts are John Papapolitis and George Gravias.

Greece > Dispute resolution

Under the leaderhsip of John Papapolitis and George Gravias, Papapolitis & Papapolitis is engaged by domestic corporates and several multinationals. The team undertakes a broad array of commercial, civil and administrative litigation including public tender, regulatory compliance, contract, product liability, employment, insolvency and bankruptcy disputes. Arbitration, mediation and adjudication proceedings are also strengths of the practice, which represents clients in the real estate, insurance, financial services, trading, retail, telecoms, energy and consumer products sectors.