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Anagnostopoulos > The Legal 500 Rankings
White-collar crime Tier 1
Criminal law and disputes boutique Anagnostopoulos enjoys a market-leading reputation for handling cases involving corporate fraud, corruption, insider dealing, and tax and regulatory offences, in addition to asset tracing and recovery, money laundering and anti-competitive practices. Managing partner Ilias Anagnostopoulos is a household name in the market, overseeing a team which takes on both domestic and cross-border mandates and is also well equipped to advise on risk management. Clients include individuals and companies from a range of industries, including energy, defence, transport, construction, food, TMT, financial services, media and pharmaceuticals.
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Anagnostopoulos > Firm Profile
The firm: Established in 1986, 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.
Areas of practice: Anagnostopoulos acts for leading multinational and domestic corporations in the energy, raw materials, defence, aviation, shipping, automotive, construction, real estate, 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 changing needs of clients drawing upon a solid knowledge base in corporate criminal liability, internal company investigations and compliance procedures, corruption practices and cartel offences to offer practical 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 with a strong academic background according to Chambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal of Business Crime Defence Lawyers. Ilias is a professor of criminal law at the School of Law, National University of Athens; as of 2013 he chairs the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association and is a member of the High Legal-Council with the Bank of Greece.
The firm’s multilingual 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.
|Fraud and white-collar crime|
|Criminal and regulatory risk management|
|Corporate criminal liability|
|Internal investigations and compliance|
|Tax and customs offences|
|Product criminal liability|
|Extradition and mutual assistance|
|Asset tracing and recovery|
|Media and entertainment|
|Prof Ilias Anagnostopoulos||Managing partner – Head of litigation||View Profile|
|Ioanna Anastasopoulou||Freelance Litigation Partner||View Profile|
|Padelis Bratis||View Profile|
|Garyfalia Gianni||View Profile|
|Dimitra Katarelou||View Profile|
|Persa Lampropoulou||Partner||View Profile|
|Ioannis Tolakis||Freelance Litigation Partner||View Profile|
|Alexandros Tsagkalidis||View Profile|
|Ioannis Tsakalis||View Profile|
|Gerasimoula Zapanti||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 9
LanguagesEnglish French German Greek
OtherContact : Ilias Anagnostopoulos (email@example.com)
Diversity and Inclusion
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 PartnerManaging Partner Ilias Anagnostopoulos explains how the firm responds to the clients’ specific 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 pool 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 and affected individuals 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 ensure for corporates and individuals practical 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 highly publicized investigation on corruption and money laundering allegations in multiple jurisdictions we were able to design a global strategy in collaboration with in-house and outside counsel in various jurisdictions which greatly helped the entities involved to effectively tackle current challenges and open a path forward to a brighter future.
Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?
Clients are looking for strategic direction from law firms as an essential part of their global business strategy. Our firm’s dynamic and flexible response to emerging needs of corporate and individual clients will strengthen its position as a market leader in all aspects of white-collar crime litigation and criminal risk management.
Greece: Bribery & Corruption
Published: May 2021
Authors: Ilias G. Anagnostopoulos Jerina (Gerasimoula) Zapanti
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Bribery & Corruption laws and regulations that may occur in Greece.
Greece: White Collar Crime
Published: August 2021
Authors: Ilias G. Anagnostopoulos Padelis V. Bratis
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to White Collar Crime laws and regulations that may occur in Greece.