Firm Profile > Ioannis Giannidis Law Firm > Athens, Greece

Ioannis Giannidis Law Firm
19 LYKAVITTOU STREET
10672 ATHENS
Greece

Greece > White-collar crime Tier 1

Hailed as ‘the most efficient corporate criminal practice in Athens’, boutique firm Ioannis Giannidis Law Firmcombines an excellent knowledge of criminal law with an understanding of business and its risks’. The team has an excellent record in the full array of white-collar crime cases, including fraud and corruption matters, bringing a particularly distinguished level of expertise to tax, VAT and political cases. In Panagiotis Koureleas and founding partner Ioannis Giannidis, the practice ‘has two of the most outstanding criminal law practitioners in Greece’. Clients include financial institutions and funds, and numerous multinationals appear on the client roster, owing to Giannidis’ knowledge of criminal law in various jurisdictions, including France and Germany.

Practice head(s):

Ioannis Giannidis

Other key lawyers:

Panagiotis Koureleas; Natasha Kaisari

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of criminal law and criminal procedural rules, deep knowledge of the Greek criminal legal environment, ethical approach, very strong experience in white-collar crime, very efficient and effective, very reputable and able to support international companies in the field of criminal law.’

‘High level of professionalism combined with strong knowledge of criminal law practice.’

‘The personality and country-wide recognition of Ioannis Giannidis make the difference.’

‘In our view this is the most efficient corporate criminal practice in Athens, which combines an excellent knowledge of criminal law and procedure with an understanding of business and its risks. They have a unique ability to deal with a case at an early stage and provide excellent advice in order to prevent the development of the case into something bigger. They are very responsive and can provide effective support everywhere in Greece.’

‘Panagiotis Koureleas is a natural-born talent in criminal law. He fully understands clients’ business objectives and is always ready to provide advice that will allow management to achieve these objectives. He is responsive, has in-depth knowledge, and he is not afraid to provide correct advice that management may not like if he thinks that will be of long-term benefit to the company. He is very sensitive to what happens inside the courtroom, understanding the prevailing climate.’

‘Ioannis Giannidis is extremely experienced, focused on the key points of the case and able to make complex matters easy to understand. The other professionals working with him are always available, very knowledgeable and able to develop his ideas.’

Ioannis Giannidis and Panagiotis Koureleas are two of the most outstanding criminal law practitioners in Greece. They have vast experience in white-collar crime with significant international clients.’

Key clients

ELAIS – Unilever Hellas SA

Imerys Industrial Minerals Greece SA

Public Power Corporation

Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

Fraport Greece

Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

Heracles Group of companies, member of Lafargeholcim Group

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF)

Air Liquide Hellas

Piraeus Bank

Ioannis Giannidis Law Firm was founded by Ioannis Giannidis, Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law and Penal Procedure, Faculty of law, University of Athens.

It is a leading law firm in white-collar criminal cases and corporate criminal liability, combining consulting and criminal litigation.

The firm is one of the first choices of leading multinationals and top tier international law firms and has a well- deserved reputation among the in-house counsels of companies which undertake major projects in Greece.

The list of clients includes leading Greek and foreign financial institutions and funds, companies active in the area of construction, heavy industry, concession, airports, shipping, aviation, telecommunication, technology, informatics, energy, health, pharmaceutics, nutrition and media.

The firm efficiently undertakes the overall handling of corporate criminal cases, representing directors and executives in criminal trial hearings, and providing advice to multinationals on their day to day activity.

In the last three decades the firm has represented clients in almost all major financial criminal cases in Greece (fraud, corruption etc). It stands out for its efficiency in handling major criminal tax cases related to tax/VAT assessments raised against multinationals in Greece and it is also known for its unparalleled experience in handling delicate criminal matters for banks and financial institutions for over 30 years.

Department Name Email Telephone
White-collar crime (fraud, corruption, breach of trust/misappropriation etc), Corporate criminal liability, Tax criminal Law, Money Laundering, Criminal negligence, Competition (criminal aspects), Crimes against cultural inheritance, International/European Arrest Warrant/Mutual Assistance Ioannis Giannidis/Founder and Managing Partner igiannidis@iglawfirm.gr +302103609483, +302103628061
White-collar crime (fraud, corruption, breach of trust/misappropriation etc), Tax criminal Law, Money Laundering, Crimes against cultural inheritance, International/European Arrest Warrant/Mutual Assistance Natasha Kaisari/Partner nkaisari@iglawfirm.gr +302103609483, +302103628061
Corporate criminal liability, Criminal negligence, Environmental offences (criminal aspects), Labour (criminal aspects), Competition (criminal aspects) Panagiotis Koureleas/Partner pkoureleas@iglawfirm.gr +302103609483, +302103628061
Environmental offences (criminal aspects), Labour (criminal aspects) Ioanna Korbi/Associate ikorbi@iglawfirm.gr +302103609483, +302103628061
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ioannis Giannidis  photo Mr Ioannis Giannidis Professor Emeritus of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, School of Law, National…
 Natasha Kaisari  photo Natasha Kaisari Partner
Mrs Ioanna Korbi  photo Mrs Ioanna Korbi Associate
Mr Panagiotis Koureleas  photo Mr Panagiotis Koureleas Partner
Mr Dimitrios Voulgaris  photo Mr Dimitrios Voulgaris Associate
 Natalia Zourenko-Chrysagi  photo Natalia Zourenko-Chrysagi OF COUNSEL
Partners : 3
Associates : 4
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