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Nicolas Kanellopoulos – Chara Zerva & Associates
Omirou 34, 6th floor
106 72

Greece > TMT Tier 3

Nicolas Kanellopoulos – Chara Zerva & Associates, which has a particular focus on data protection, provides data protection officer services and assists clients with matters before national supervisory authorities. Its team has undergone significant expansion, with senior associates Ioulia Konstantinou and Mirela Pachou joining in 2021. The practice is jointly led by the experienced Nicolas Kanellopoulos, Chara Zerva and Ira Chioni.

Practice head(s):

Nicolas Kanellopoulos; Chara Zerva; Ira Chioni

Other key lawyers:


‘The practice has been customer centered from the very beginning with the objective to optimize our business objectives within the strict legal framework that our company operates in.’

‘They understand the business objectives quickly and they communicate the pertinent legal issues clearly and succintly so that we reach well balanced decisions.’

Key clients

Region of Attica

Municipality of Kallithea

Special Interdisciplinary Association of Prefecture Attica (EDSNA)

IDIKA S.A. ( e-Government Center for Social Security Services)

The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE)

Vocational Training Center of GSEVEE

Small Business Institute of GSEVEE

Athens Chamber of Tradesmen

OAKA | Olympic Athletic Center of Athens “Spiros Louis”

Municipality of Agrinio

Municipality of Anicent Olympia

Municipality of Haidari


Technical Chamber

of Greece

Hellenic Post (ELTA)

“ELTA courier S.A.”

Relational Technology S.A.

HDI Global S. Ε . – Greek Branch


Grivalia Hospitality S.A.-Greek Branch

Bioiatriki S.A. Group

Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (“TAIPED”)

Hellenic Intermunicipal Network of Healthy Cities (EDDYPPY)

Hellenic Aerospace Industry

Municipality of Alimos

Karamolegos Bakery S.A.

Pastoral Training Institute of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens

Work highlights

  • Appointed as DPO for IDIKA S.A., overseeing GDPR compliance, data subject requests and data processing activities.

Nicolas Kanellopoulos – Chara Zerva & Associates Law Firm” has gained an undisputed reputation for providing high-end services in various fields of law, particularly in the fields of commercial, finance and public law adhering to uncompromising quality and reliability standards.

Our team consists of proactive, experienced, innovative and collaborative lawyers, who -supported by modern infrastructure- are determined to do an outstanding job, to go the extra mile to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients, which include leading Banking Institutions, P.L.B.I. (Public Law Bodies and Institutions), P.C.O. (Public Corporations and Organizations) as well as major Greek and international groups of companies and natural persons.

Our managing partners have acquired further specialized experience by serving the public sector as highly estimated public servants both in the sector of economy, justice, development and the tourism industry, acting as opinion leaders in establishing institutions for growth, and introducing innovative justice reforms, such as indicatively the e-justice system and mediation, as a flexible ADR method. They have played crucial roles in the formation of the regime for the strategic investments, the incentives for FDI and the extra-judicial mechanism for enterprises’ debt settlement and have gained invaluable experience in managing EU funding, development programmes, handling tourism investments and drafting legislative framework, as well as executing elaborate tax planning and preparing clients for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, officially in force as of May 2018.

Our law firm participates in the international legal network “International Jurists” as the exclusive Greek partner since 2005.

Our law firm is committed to offering our clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking solutions. In “Nicolas Kanellopoulos – Chara Zerva & Associates Law Firm” we are passionate about assisting our clients in achieving their goals, however ambitious and we honour personal contact with them. Our law firm invests in long-term relationships with a focus on understanding clients’ businesses, including their changing goals, strategies and challenges. We have a hands-on approach and work hard to stay at the forefront of emerging legal issues and developments that impact our clients’ businesses – and work even harder to keep them informed.

Our clients’ challenges are our challenges and we employ all our means -high professional and ethical standards, accomplished people and team spirit-  in the most effective way to achieve the best possible outcome creating value for them.

By understanding a client’s needs and tapping into market opportunities, “Nicolas Kanellopoulos – Chara Zerva & Associates Law Firm” delivers trustworthy and timely practical advice and innovative resources and solutions even in the most complex and sophisticated matters spanning all legal and business areas.

Managing Partner Nicolas 210 3611 225
GDPR Team Chara 210 3611 225
Counseling/Litigation Claire 210 3611 225
Chrysa Bakirtzoglou photoMs Chrysa BakirtzoglouAssociate – Data protection law, Intellectual Property Law, Technology Law
Ira Chioni photoMs Ira ChioniSenior Counsel | Practice Areas: Commercial Law, European Law, Data Protection Law, European…
Eriketi Diakoumakou photoMs Eriketi DiakoumakouAssociate| Practice Areas: Commercial Law, Corporate law, Banking and Finance Law
Athanasios Gamvrilis photoMr Athanasios GamvrilisAssociate| Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Civil Law (Family, Law of succession, Law of…
Dimitrios Gerasimidis photoMr Dimitrios GerasimidisAssociate – Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Banking & Finance Law
Christina Kampisiouli photoMs Christina KampisiouliAssociate | Practice Areas: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Data Protection Law, Intellectual Property Law,…
Nicolas Kanellopoulos photoMr Nicolas KanellopoulosManaging Partner | Practice Areas: Corporate Law; Commercial Law; Banking Law; Data Protection…
Xenia Karanikopoulou photoMs Xenia KaranikopoulouSenior Associate| Practice Areas: Commercial Law, Company Law, Tax Law, Public Law, Administrative…
Ioulia Konstantinou photoMs Ioulia KonstantinouSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Personal Data Protection Law, Telecommunications Law, E-Commerce Law, Intellectual…
Stergios Konstantinou photoMr Stergios KonstantinouSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Data Protection Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law,…
Claire Lada photoMs Claire LadaPartner | Practice Areas: Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Banking and Finance Law, Public…
Alexia Matsaka photoMs Alexia MatsakaAssociate | Practice Areas:  Civil Law, Commercial Law, Personal Data Protection Law, Criminal…
Mirela Pachou photoMs Mirela PachouSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Personal Data Protection, Public Law, Public Contracts, Intellectual Property
Georgios Patrikios photoDr Georgios PatrikiosSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Public Law and Personal Data Protection
Anastasia Pavlou photoMs Anastasia PavlouSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Public Procurement Law, Data Protection Law, Public Law,…
Kleanthi Sardeli photoMs Kleanthi SardeliAssociate – Data Protection
Pelopidas Tserepas photoMr Pelopidas TserepasSenior Associate | Practice Areas: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Public Law,…
Dimitrios Tsonis photoMr Dimitrios TsonisSenior Counsel | Civil Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Public Law, International Law,…
Niki Tzavella photoMs Niki TzavellaAssociate | Practice Areas: Commercial and Corporate Law, Public and Administrative Law, Public…
Christina Tziola photoMs Christina TziolaAssociate – Public Law, Administrative Law, Public Procurements, Constitutional Law, Tax Law,…
Ioanna Zacharopoulou photoMs Ioanna ZacharopoulouAssociate| Practice Areas: Data Protection Law, European Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Criminal…
Ioannis Zachos photoMr Ioannis ZachosAssociate – Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Property Law, Cadastral Law.
Chara Zerva photoMs Chara ZervaAdministrative Partner | Practice Areas: Data Protection Law, Economic Crimes, Tax Law, Banking Law,…
Afroditi Paliantoni : Administrative Support
Panagiota Frygana : Administrative Support
Silia Vathi : Administrative Support
Panagiotis Manolopoulos : Administrative Support
International Jurists
Athens Bar Association

Nicolas Kanellopoulos, Managing Partner

What do you see as the main points that differentiate “Nicolas Kanellopoulos- Chara Zerva and Associates Law Firm” from your competitors?

“Nicolas Kanellopoulos- Chara Zerva and Associates” is a Law Firm that focuses on providing high quality legal services to its clients. Our team consists of proactive, experienced, innovative and collaborative lawyers, who are determined to do an outstanding job, to go the extra mile to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients always based on high-quality ethical values and professional standards.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In a constantly evolving environment and taking into account the transition to a digital era, the field of data protection and security seems to gradually gain more attention in the legal field. The recent challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic underlined the importance of the new technologies as a way to promote products, as well as provide services to the public.  Moreover, there is a growing interest in the real estate and energy field. Taking the above into account, we expect to see growing our GDPR, as well as the Real Estate and Energy Departments.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Our Law Firm has expanded during the last years, developing specialized teams per field of Law, thus achieving the highest level of expertise and developing unique solutions for its clients. Moreover, we have modernized our internal processes with the help of new technologies in order to offer to our clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking solutions.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, our Law Firm has managed to adapt its way of operation to the new and exceptional circumstances. It was also a chance to expand the Firm’s use of new technology tools which enabled us to provide our services in a more efficient manner while maintaining the same level of high quality. However, the traditional face to face interaction with the clients remains of prime essence for us.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Our Law Firm provides data protection officer (DPO) services to major stakeholders of the public and private sector. As such, it has played an important role in the organization and implementation of the compliance projects of its clients. More specifically, our Law Firm has been involved in the planning, deployment and implementation of significant projects, both in terms of ensuring the accuracy and quality of data (e.g. data cleansing projects), as well as in terms of expanding their business through the launch of targeted marketing campaigns, while complying with the requirements of the GDPR and the applicable national legislation.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Our Law Firm invests in long-term relationships with a focus on understanding clients’ businesses, including their changing goals, strategies and challenges. We have a hands-on approach and work hard to stay at the forefront of emerging legal issues and developments that impact our clients’ businesses – and work even harder to keep them informed. As a matter of fact, being proactive and adapting to the evolving market needs, means that new sectors will bloom and further expand.