Firm Profile > Anagnostopoulos > Athens, Greece

Anagnostopoulos
PATRIARCHOU IOAKEIM 6
10674
ATHENS
Greece

White-collar crime Tier 1

Boutique criminal law and litigation firm Anagnostopoulos represents individuals and leading corporations in the energy, defence, aviation, shipping, construction, travel and leisure, entertainment and public sectors. Ilias Anagnostopoulos, widely considered to be a leading name in the market, oversees the department, which enjoys a market-leading reputation for cases involving corporate fraud, corruption, insider dealing, money laundering, asset tracing and recovery, anti-competitive practices and tax offences.

Practice head(s):

Ilias Anagnostopoulos

Key clients

HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA

CHIPITA SA

FOLLI FOLLIE SA

ERICSSON

NATIONALE NEDERLANDEN HELLAS

HALYVOURGIKI SA

ADIDAS SPA

AEGEK SA

EUROP ASSISTANCE

PUBLIC PROPERTIES SA

VAMVAS MEDICALS SA

The firm: Established in 1986, Anagnostopoulos is a leading practice focusing on all aspects of business crime. The firm offers high-value litigation services and sophisticated advice to corporates and individuals around the world.

Areas of practice: Anagnostopoulos acts for leading multinational and domestic corporations in the energy, raw materials, defence, aviation, shipping, automotive, construction, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, financial services, travel and leisure, telecommunications and media and entertainment sectors. It is also entrusted with sensitive mandates by sovereign entities and public and governmental organisations.

Anagnostopoulos combines forceful litigation with competent advice in managing criminal risks in complex cross-border matters. The firm is noted for its expertise in cases involving corporate fraud, corruption, insider dealing, regulatory offences, money laundering, tax offences, anti-competitive practices, asset tracing and recovery. It has an impeccable record in offering discrete advice to corporates and high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of issues through multiple jurisdictions.

The firm responds to emerging needs of corporations drawing upon a solid knowledge base in corporate criminal liability, internal company investigations and compliance procedures, corruption practices and cartel offences to offer tailor-made solutions and effective representation.

The firm’s dynamic litigation team (Jerina Zapanti, Alexandros Tsagkalidis, Ioannis Tolakis, Ioannis Tsakalis) is led by Ilias Anagnostopoulos, an authority in business crime defence according to Who’s Who Legal of Business Crime Defence Lawyers. As of July 2013, Ilias chairs the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association and is a member of the High Legal-Council with the Bank of Greece. The team is able to call on expertise in diverse areas of modern globalised businesses and deploys a comprehensive range of strategic and tactical options to deliver optimal solutions on the most sensitive and demanding mandates. Over the years Anagnostopoulos has built a strong reputation as a high-end specialist firm which is recognised for its dynamic approach and full commitment to clients’ needs while upholding the highest standards of ethics and professional integrity.

Department Name Email Telephone
Criminal litigation
Fraud and white-collar crime
Criminal and regulatory risk management
Corporate criminal liability
Corruption practices
Cartel offences
Money laundering
Internal investigations and compliance
Securities fraud
Tax and customs offences
Product criminal liability
Environmental offences
Extradition and mutual assistance
Anti-terrorism
Asset tracing and recovery
Art crimes
Media and entertainment
Photo Name Position Profile
Prof Ilias Anagnostopoulos  photo Prof Ilias Anagnostopoulos Managing partner – Head of litigation
 Ioanna Anastasopoulou  photo Ioanna Anastasopoulou Freelance Litigation Partner
 Dimitra Katarelou  photo Dimitra Katarelou
 Persa Lampropoulou  photo Persa Lampropoulou Partner
 Ioannis Tolakis  photo Ioannis Tolakis Freelance Litigation Partner
 Alexandros Tsagkalidis  photo Alexandros Tsagkalidis
 Ioannis Tsakalis  photo Ioannis Tsakalis
 Gerasimoula Zapanti  photo Gerasimoula Zapanti
Number of lawyers : 8
English
French
German
Greek
Fraudnet (ICC)
Contact : IG Anagnostopoulos (ianagnostopoulos@iag.gr)

At Anagnostopoulos, we respect diversity and strive for inclusion.

These are core values of liberal societies and define our firm’s open culture. Its flexible structure offers equal opportunities to everyone and our team-spirited approach to all cases ensures a high level of respect and solidarity among our members.

We support talent, innovative ideas and forward-thinking solutions, and work systematically to develop collaborative initiatives with all individuals who work in our firm.

This culture of diversity and inclusion also offers our clients an ideal background to pursue their personal goals in this area.


Anagnostopoulos is a leading practice focusing on all aspects of business crime and criminal risk management.

The firm offers high-value litigation services and sophisticated advice to corporates and individuals around the world.

Anagnostopoulos acts for leading multinational and domestic corporations in the energy, raw materials, defence, aviation, shipping, automotive, construction, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, financial services, travel and leisure, telecommunications and media, and entertainment sectors.

It is also entrusted with sensitive mandates by sovereign entities and public and governmental organisations.

The firm is noted for its expertise in cases involving corporate fraud, corrupt practices, insider dealing, regulatory offences, money laundering, tax offences, anti-competitive practices, asset-tracing and recovery. It has an impeccable record in offering discrete advice to corporates and high-net-worth individuals on a wide range of issues through multiple jurisdictions.

Anagnostopoulos has built a global network of colleagues and other expert professionals who is able to mobilise in order to ensure timely and competent advice to clients and coordinate their actions within an integrated global strategy.

The firm’s dynamic and multilingual pool of lawyers have a notable international background and are highly reputed in various influential European and global networks.

Ilias Anagnostopoulos, Managing Partner

Managing Partner Ilias Anagnostopoulos explains how the firm is responding to clients’ changing needs

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Anagnostopoulos from your competitors?

The combination of timely and sophisticated advice with forceful litigation. We offer our clients carefully designed solutions which include all necessary synergies to achieve the best outcome in each case; and when it comes to litigation, our firm’s dynamic team of trial lawyers commands respect in the courtroom and has an impeccable track record in complex cases with cross-jurisdictional elements.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Criminal and regulatory risk management will hold an eminent position for corporates around the world as a result of tighter compliance rules and more aggressive anti-money laundering and anti-corruption and anti-trust enforcement.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We have expanded and enhanced our global network of colleagues and other expert professionals who we are able to mobilize in order to offer to corporates and individuals competent and timely advice and coordinate actions within an integrated global strategy.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

The use of cutting-edge technology is amongst our firm’s priorities with a view to ensuring high-end services to our clients.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

In a multi-month high-profile trial hearing involving former top executives of a multinational we were able to secure an excellent outcome thus protecting the global reputation of the company.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Clients have increasingly a need for strategic direction from law firms as an essential part of their global business strategy. Our firm’s continuous and flexible response to emerging needs of corporate and individual clients will strengthen its position as a leader in all aspects of white-collar crime litigation and criminal risk management.