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

Anagnostopoulos is renowned for its expertise in high-value financial crime litigation. The firm represents leading multinational and domestic corporations across various industries, as well as sovereign entities and public organizations. Corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals also turn to the firm for advice in relation to criminal and regulatory risk management, as well as cross-jurisdictional investigations. The team is led by white-collar defence expert, Ilias Anagnostopoulos, who is a renowned litigator and has represented clients in cases related to money laundering, asset recovery, and art crimes.