ILIAS G. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, born in Piraeus, Greece, January 1956, was admitted to Bar in 1981 (Athens). He received his education at the National University of Athens, School of Law (1978) and the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Dr. juris, 1983). He was awarded the Tsirimokos Prize by the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association (1987).
Ilias has appeared as lead counsel in most significant criminal law cases in Greece during the past 25 years and has extensive experience in all types of business crime, financial fraud, insider dealing and market abuse, tax and customs fraud, medical malpractice, product criminal liability, environmental liability, art crimes, money laundering, corruption practices, anti-competitive practices and cartel offences, corporate criminal liability and compliance, anti-terrorism, European criminal law, extradition and mutual assistance.
The International Who’s Who Legal 2019 counts Ilias among the “Thought Leaders – Global Elite” in business crime defence; WWL says: “Ilias is ‘an excellent lawyer’ who stands out as the foremost white-collar expert in the country. Ilias is internationally renowned for his leading expertise in corporate crime and compliance issues“.
Chambers Europe 2018, which identified an elite group of white collar crime lawyers in Greece, says: “According to interviewees, Ilias Anagnostopoulos of ANAGNOSTOPOULOS is ‘one of the best-known criminal lawyers.’ He often advises on a whole host of white-collar crime issues such as money laundering, fraud and corruption, with particular knowledge of the banking sector. He has experience working with foreign clients and is noted for his capabilities in international matters.”
Ilias chairs the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association (July 2013-) and is a Professor of criminal law and criminal procedure at the School of Law, National University of Athens.
Memberships: Criminal Law Committee of the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (Chair, 2007-2013); Criminal Law Experts Commission (Hellenic Ministry of Justice); High-Legal Council with the Bank of Greece (2013-); FraudNet – Commercial Crime Services Division, International Chamber of Commerce; European Criminal Bar Association (founder mamber); European Criminal Law Academic Network; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (International); American Bar Association (Associate); International Bar Association; Association Internationale de Droit Pénal; International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.
He has published extensively in Greek, English and German on matters of Hellenic, European and international criminal law, business and finacial crimes, reform of criminal procedure and human rights.
He is fluent in Greek, English, German and French.
PERSA E. LAMPROPOULOU was born in Kalamata, Greece in 1966. She was admitted to Bar in 1994 (Athens).
She received her education at the University of Athens (1990) and the University of London, QMWC (M.Sc. in Public Policy, 1993). She is Legal Advisor to the National Council for Radio and Television. Contributor to Media Law (by Prof. I. Karakostas), 1998. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Commercial Lawyers Association.
She specializes in Media Law, Copyrights, Computers and Software, Tort, Advertising Law, Telecommunications, Trademarks and Intellectual Property.
According to LEGAL 500 EMEA 2014 Persa ‘has the ability to handle difficult and sensitive cases successfully‘.
She is fluent in Greek, English and French.
GERASIMOULA D. ZAPANTI, was born in Athens, Greece in 1975 and was admitted to Bar in 2001 (Athens).
She received her education at the University of Thrace (1998). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association and the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association.
She specializes in Computer and Internet Crime, Economic Crimes, Professional Negligence, Corporate Compliance, Securities Fraud, Anticorruption and Anti-money laundering practices, Travel & Leisure.
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2014 describes Gerasimoula as an ‘excellent lawyer and linguist who is personable and client focused‘.
She is fluent in Greek, English and German.
ALEXANDROS TSAGKALIDIS, was born in Rhodes, Greece in 1984 and was admitted to Bar in 2009.
He received his education at the School of Law, National University of Athens (2007) and completed his post-graduate studies at the same university in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (LL.M., 2011).
He is experienced in money laundering and asset recovery, business crime, corruption practices, fraud, bribery, extradition and mutual assistance.
He is a member of the Legal Experts Advisory Panel of Fair Trials International and of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association.
Alexandros has published in Greek and English on matters of Asset Recovery, Investigation Procedures, Business Crimes and Defence Rights in the EU.
He is fluent in Greek, English and French.
IOANNIS TSAKALIS, born in Athens, Greece (1986), was admitted to Athens Bar in 2011.
He received his education at the National University of Athens, School of Law (2009) and took his post-graduate studies at the same University in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure (LL.M., 2011). He is currently a PhD candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. For his doctoral studies he was granted a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation.
Ioannis is a member of the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association, the Hellenic Criminal Law Society and the Compliance Association of Greece (SEKASE).
He specializes in Anti- Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption, Tax Offences, Corporate Criminal Law, Internal Investigations, Fraud and Business Crimes.
Since 2010 he publishes regularly on matters of criminal procedure, European Criminal Law, Money Laundering and Tax Crimes.
He is fluent in Greek, German, English and Italian.
DIMITRA KATARELOU, born in Chios, Greece (1988) was admitted to the Chios Bar in 2017.
She received her education at the University of Thrace, School of Law (2014) and followed an LL.M. program in Forensics, Criminology & Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
She specialises in Fraud, Money Laundering, European Criminal Law, International Criminal Law and Extradition and Mutual Assistance.
She is fluent in English and speaks French.
IOANNA ANASTASOPOULOU, was born in Athens, Greece in 1972 and was admitted to Bar in 1997 (Athens).
She received her education at the University of Athens (1995) and Ludwig Maximilian Universitat, Munich (LL.M, 1999; D.Jur., 2003). She is a member of the Athens Bar Association and the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association.
She specializes in Corporate Criminal Law, Tax Offences, Fraud, Business Crime, Product Criminal Liability.
She is fluent in Greek, German and English.
IOANNIS TOLAKIS was born in Athens in 1981 and was admitted to Bar in 2008 (Piraeus).
He received his education at the University of Athens (2005) and Friedrich – Alexander Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg ( LL.M 2008).
He is a member of the Piraeus Bar Association.
He is fluent in Greek, English, German, French.