Prof Ilias Anagnostopoulos > Anagnostopoulos > Athens, Greece > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Anagnostopoulos - Litigation; Criminal and regulatory risk management.


Managing partner – Head of litigation


Ilias was admitted to Bar (Athens) in 1981 and is in private practice since 1985. He focuses on cross-border business and financial crimes and complex litigation, criminal and regulatory risk management, corporate investigations, corrupt and anti-competitive practices, extradition, mutual assistance and surrender procedures.

Ilias is Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the School of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2009-).

He has published extensively in Greek, English and German on matters of Hellenic, European and international criminal law, business and financial crimes, reform of criminal procedure and human rights.



Greek, English, German, French


Memberships include Hellenic Criminal Bar Association (Chair, 2013-); Council of the Bar and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Criminal Law Committee, (Chair, 2007-2013); European Criminal Bar Association (founder member); Experts Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Justice (2015-2020); Bank of Greece, High-Legal Council (2013-); International Association of Financial Crime Litigators; European Criminal Law Academic Network; FraudNet, ICC; ABA (associate); NACDL (international).


J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Dr. juris, 1982); National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Law (JD, 1978).

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > White-collar crime

(Hall of Fame)

Ilias AnagnostopoulosAnagnostopoulos

With expertise spanning across the energy, shipping, and pharmaceuticals industries, the Anagnostopoulos white-collar crime practice is heavily praised for handling corporate fraud, money laundering, and tax offence issues. The Athens-based multilingual team is led by Ilias Anagnostopoulos, who has 30 years’ experience in dealing with business and financial fraud matters, whilst Alexandros Tsagkalidis focuses on asset recovery and mutual assistance requests. Ioannis Tsakalis is an expert on criminal and regulatory risk management, and associate Alexandros Mezari specialises in European criminal and extradition law affairs since joining the firm in September 2022.

Comparative Guides

Greece: Bribery & Corruption June 2024 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Bribery & Corruption laws and regulations applicable in Greece.
Greece: White Collar Crime September 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of White Collar Crime laws and regulations applicable in Greece.