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John Papapolitis

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Papapolitis & Papapolitis

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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


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Papapolitis & Papapolitis¬†is a popular choice for commercial and administrative disputes, enforcement proceedings and international arbitration. The team, led by¬†George Gravias, recently advised Intracom in a ‚ā¨89.5m dispute with Teledome and its shareholders, over claims of alleged unethical behaviour. Senior partner¬†John Papapolitis¬†is also recommended.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Projects and privatisation

Papapolitis & Papapolitis regularly represents private sector clients in this area. Recently, it assisted Morgan Stanley with its role as financial advisor to HRADF on the sale of the Thessaloniki port. Other clients include Lamda Development and Intrakat. John Papapolitis and George Gravias both have strong experience.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Papapolitis & Papapolitis¬†has an excellent track record for advising on high-end complex mandates across the commercial, retail, industrial, residential and hospitality sectors. The team is one of several advising Lamda Development on its interests in the ‚ā¨8bn Hellinikon project. The firm also advised Apollo Capital Management on its acquisition of a securitised commercial real estate portfolio from Piraeus Bank.¬†John Papapolitis¬†and¬†George Gravias¬†come highly recommended.

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