Anagnostopoulos > Athens, Greece > Firm Profile

Anagnostopoulos
PATRIARCHOU IOAKEIM 6
10674
ATHENS
Greece

Greece > White-collar crime Tier 1

Under the leadership of Ilias Anagnostopoulos, Anagnostopoulos is highly regarded for its expertise in high-value business crime litigation and also provides a client roster of corporations and individuals with criminal and regulatory risk management advice. The group is also active in cross-jurisdictional mandates and cases involving corporate fraud, corruption, insider dealing and money laundering offences.

Practice head(s):

Ilias Anagnostopoulos

Other key lawyers:

Alexandros Tsagkalidis; Jerina Zapanti; Ioannis Tsakalis

Key clients

HELLENIC PETROLEUM SA

NOVARTIS HELLAS

CHIPITA SA

ALPHA BANK SA

ERICSSON LM

NATIONALE NEDERLANDEN HELLAS

ADIDAS SPA

AEGEK SA

EUROP ASSISTANCE

ASTIR PALACE SA

JOHNSON&JOHNSON

NAVAL GROUP

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
Number of lawyers : 9
English
French
German
Greek
Fraudnet (ICC)
Contact : Ilias 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 or regulatory 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, real estate, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, insurance, 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 and financial fraud, corrupt practices, market abuse, regulatory offences, money laundering, anti-terror, tax and customs 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 and is able to mobilise and 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 responds to the clients’ specific needs

What do you see as the main points that differentiate [law firm name] 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, 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 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 as we strive to offer 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 an ongoing and highly publicized trial hearing on fraud, market abuse and money laundering charges we have designed an integrated defence strategy in collaboration with financial experts to effectively manage the trial’s challenges and risks.

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.