Our People

Evanghelos Emm. Perakis - Partner

Evanghelos Emm. Perakis

Partner

 
Irene C. Stefanopoulou - Partner

Irene C. Stefanopoulou

Partner

 
George M. Vassalakis - Partner

George M. Vassalakis

Partner

 
Yiannis V. Palassakis - Partner

Yiannis V. Palassakis

Partner

Georgia K. Afrati - Senior Associate

Georgia K. Afrati

Senior Associate

Manolis Ev. Perakis - Senior Associate

Manolis Ev. Perakis

Senior Associate

 
Irene S. Anyfanti - Senior Associate

Irene S. Anyfanti

Senior Associate

Christina D. Messini - Senior Associate

Christina D. Messini

Senior Associate

Dimitris K. Markakis - Associate

Dimitris K. Markakis

Associate

Evita P. Oikonomou - Associate

Evita P. Oikonomou

Associate

Valeria – Velissaria K. Grammenou - Trainee

Valeria – Velissaria K. Grammenou

Trainee

Evanghelos Emm. Perakis

Evanghelos Emm. Perakis

Partner


Prof. Dr. E. Perakis is an acknowledged leading expert in commercial law. He has participated in Greek and international law drafting committees on company and insolvency law, including the ad-hoc Group for the elaboration of an EC Bankruptcy Convention; the European Model Company Act (“EMCA”) Group; Chairman of the ad-hoc Committee for the amendment of the Greek Law on Sociétés Anonymes in 2005-2007 and again in 2013-2018, which resulted to the introduction of Greek law 4548/2018 on Sociétés Anonymes; Chairman of the ad-hoc Committee for the drafting of a law on private companies (2011), which resulted to the introduction of Greek law 4072/2012 on (inter alia) the Private Companies. He has been repeatedly appointed arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including proceedings under ICC and LCIA arbitration rules, and has also acted as counsel in arbitration proceedings. Prof. Dr. E. Perakis is member of the Legal Council of the Bank of Greece and member of the board of various non-profit foundations.

Education

University of Athens, Faculty of Law, Law Degree (1969)

Université de Paris II, Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures (1973)

Doctorate degree in Law, Athens Faculty of Law (1975).

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 1971 (Supreme Court)

Academic Curriculum

Lecturer, Athens Faculty of Law, 1980; Professor of Commercial Law, Faculty of Law, University of Athens, 1996; Emeritus Professor in 2013. He has been teaching commercial law to both graduate and post-graduate students since 1980. He is a frequent speaker in Greek and international legal congresses and gives lectures in Greek and foreign universities on various aspects of commercial law.

Academic and Professional Memberships

Chairman of the Association of Greek Commercialists; vice-chairman of the Greek Association of Banking and Financial Law; former Deputy Chairman of the Commission of Competition; associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law; academic member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI); member of the Maritime Law Association; Member of the Athens Bar Association.

Main Publications

"Voting Agreements among Shareholders", Athens, 1976; "The Auditing of Limited Companies", Athens, 1984; "Introduction to the Law of the Reorganization of Companies", Athens, 1987; "International Bankruptcy Law," Athens, 1990; "General Part of Commercial Law”, Athens, 1999, 2011 and 2018; Rights of Minority Shareholders - XVIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Brisbane 2002, Bruylant, Brussels 2004; “The ‘Greek’ Societas Europaea”, Athens, 2006; “Bankruptcy Law”, Athens, 2010 and (3rd ed.) 2018; “The new Private Company”, Athens, 2012. Co-Author: "Commentary to the Greek Civil Code", 7 volumes, Athens 1976-1978; "World Law of Competition - Greece", N.Y. 1983; "Doing Business in Europe”, Greek Chapter, CCH International, London, 1990; “Accounting Law”, Athens, 2017. Editor in collective works: "The Law of Sociétés Anonymes", Athens, in 3rd ed, 2010 and "The Law of Limited Liability Companies" Athens, 1994. Author of numerous articles, essays, commentaries and other publications in legal periodicals, collections and collective works; editor-in-chief of the "Business and Company Law" (Dikaio Epichiriseon kai Etairion), a monthly legal periodical.

Languages

English, French

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Irene C. Stefanopoulou

Irene C. Stefanopoulou

Partner


Irene has extensive experience in corporate matters, project finance and venture capital / private equity structures and transactions. She has acted for numerous clients on structuring, negotiating and completion of venture financing and formation of funds. Prior to joining the firm, she was head of the legal department of Emporiki Kefalaiou, the venture capital/private equity subsidiary of Emporiki Bank that has been active in Greece, the Balkans and Eastern Europe, dealing with corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and due diligence of companies.

Education

Athens Law School - Law Degree (1984)

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Association of Greek Commercialists

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 1987 (Supreme Court)

Areas of expertise

Corporate, private equity/venture capital, M&A, project finance

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George M. Vassalakis

George M. Vassalakis

Partner


George has long standing experience in corporate law and corporate taxation. He has been involved in a large number of corporate deals, including mergers, amalgamations and IPOs. In addition, George advises some of the leading investment services firms and credit institutions, including the Greek branch of a major multinational bank.

Education

Athens Law School, Law Degree (Hons) (1984)

The London School of Economics, LL.M. (Hons) (1987)

Languages

English, German

Memberships

Hellenic Society of Banking Law and Capital Markets Law, Legal Council of the Hellenic Banking Association, Union of Commercial Lawyers.

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 1987 (Supreme Court)

Areas of expertise

Corporate law, corporate taxation, capital markets, banking & finance.

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<span>Yiannis V. Palassakis</span>

Yiannis V. Palassakis

Partner


Yiannis has an extensive track record of advising on domestic and international securitisation, structured finance and banking transactions and assists on several covered bond programmes established by Greek banks. Yiannis is also heavily involved in the privatisation projects of the firm. Prior to joining DVLaw, Yiannis worked with major Greek law firms in similar practice areas as well as in various EU funded technical assistance and investment support projects in the Balkans and the former Eastern bloc regions and worked as special legal advisor for the Hellenic Bank Association dealing with consumer credit, regulatory and capital markets issues.

Education

Law School of Athens - Law Degree 1991

University of Bristol Law School – LLM in Commercial Law 1992

Languages

English, German

Publications

Contributor (together with Katerina Christodoulou of YLP) of the Chapter on Greece in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2018

Memberships

Association of Greek Commercialists

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 1994

Areas of expertise

Corporate, banking & finance, capital markets, privatisations

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Georgia K. Afrati

Georgia K. Afrati

Senior Associate


Georgia has extensive experience in corporate law, capital market and tax law. She advises leading investment services and mutual fund management firms and has been involved in a number of M&A mandates and due diligence of companies.

Education

Athens Law School, LL.B. (1998);

Athens University of Economics and Business “Long Term Tax Seminar” (2002)

Languages

English, French

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 2000

Areas of expertise

Corporate, capital markets, tax

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Manolis Ev. Perakis

Manolis Ev. Perakis

Senior Associate


Manolis Perakis is Assistant Professor of EU Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Athens. He joined the firm in 2010 and since then he is actively involved in all public procurement and privatisation transactions, advising mainly on EU and administrative law aspects. Furthermore, he is involved in numerous ICC and local arbitrations as the Court’s assistant. Prior to joining the firm, Manolis worked with another Greek law firm on EU, public procurement and competition law cases, assisting in the preparation and filing of law suits before the Court of Justice of the European Union and of complaints before the European Commission. In 2003, Manolis served as trainee in the Cabinet of the Greek judge and President of the Court Mr. Vassilios Skouris.

Education

Athens Law School, LL.B. (2001)

University College London, LL.M. in Public International and European Law (2002)

Athens Law School, PhD in European Union Law (2008)

Languages

Greek, English, French and German.

Publications

Books

  • “The judicial protection of human rights in the EU legal order”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015
  • “The accession and the application or the international law rules into the legal order of the European Union”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2011
  • “The European Union law through the case-law of the Court of the European Union” (collective work, edited by V. Christianos), published by Sakkoulas, 2011
  • “The new European Legislation after the Treaty of Lisbon” (with V. Christianos), published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2010
  • “The Judicial Limits of the European Court of Justice within the System of European Governance”, published by Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2009

Selected articles

  • “The Agreement of 18.03.2016 between EU and Turkey: A legal and practical evaluation”, Elliniki Epitheorisi Evropaikou Dikaiou, Vol. 36 (2016), pp. 145-153.
  • “The non refund of the registration tax collected upon import in Greece of motor vehicles when they are re-exported to another Member State as an obstacle to free movement: Comment on the CJEU’s Judgment on C-402/2014”, Dikaio Epichiriseon kai Etairion, Issue 232 (2016), p. 112 et seq.
  • “The question of whether the Program for the Greek Bonds’ exchange was realized through exercise of state authority (acta iure imperii) according to EU Law: Comment on the CJEU’s Judgment 226/13”, Chrimatopistotiko Dikaio, Issue 25 (2015), pp. 85-93.
  • “The Passive Form of Judicial Activism: Judicial Self-Restraint while Balancing Fundamental Rights and Public Interest in the Age of Economic Crisis”, European Politeia, Vol. 2 (2015), pp. 321-346.
  • “The influence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the case-law of the Greek judge”, Synigoros, Issue 111 (2015), p. 35 et seq.
  • “The Greek judge’s approach on the matter of the constitutionality of the legislation regarding the starting date and the amount of interest in cases of tax return as unduly paid, and the relevant case-law of the CJEU: Comment on the Council of State’s judgments on 2190-2191/2014”, Theoria kai Praksi Dioikitikou Dikaiou, Issue 69 (2014), pp. 777-787.
  • “The continuous evolution of the Greek judge as a protector of the individuals’ rights, which derive from the EU law”, Synigoros, Issue 99 (2013), p. 32 et seq.
  • “The Mediation as a Alternative Dispute Resolution Method in EU Law”, Public Law Review, Issues 2-3 (2012-2013), p. 155 et seq.
  • “The starting date of the interest calculation in the case of the return of tax as undue according to the EU Court’s judgment “C-565/2011 Mariana Irimie” and its effect in the Greek legal order”, Dikaio Epichiriseon kai Etairion, Issue 207 (2013), p. 943 et seq.
  • “Review of the EU Court’s judgment in Pringle case (C-370/12) with regard to the European Stability Mechanism and the strict conditionality for the provision of financial assistance to a member state of the Eurozone”, Nomiko Vima, Vol. 61 (2013), p. 572 et seq.
  • “The practical application of Article 260 TFEU about the imposition of sanctions on member state not conforming with a Court’s decision”, Evropaiki Ekfrasi, Issue 87/2013, pp. 22-25.
  • “The unilateral termination of the new loan agreement by Greece: the legal aspects of this possibility and its possible repercussions”, Synigoros, Issue 91/2012, pp. 66-69.
  • “The legislative procedure in the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: Changes and Directions”, Efarmoges Dimsiou Dikaiou, Special Issue of 2011, pp. 313-344.
  • “Legal aspects of the exit of a member state from the Eurozone and / or the European Union under the light of international and EU law”, Nomiko Vima, 59 (2011), pp. 2246-2262.
  • “Modern tendencies towards a disruption of the bond between the ship’s flag and the applicable law”, Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique, Vol. 29 (2011), pp. 341-357.
  • “The return of the General Court to the Kadi case: The first of a new series of important decisions for the courts of the European Union?”, Evropaion Politeia, Issue 3/2010, pp. 639-653.
  • “The Harmonization of the Intellectual Property Law at the EU Level: Evolution and Potential”, Commercial Law Review, Issue 4/2010, pp. 983-1009
  • “Modern tendencies towards a disruption of the bond between the ship’s flag and the applicable law”, Maritime Law Review, Vol. 38 (2010), pp. 1-15
  • “A Survey of the Memorandum of Understanding and the Loan Agreement between Greece and the Member States of the Eurozone seen through the lenses of EU Law: Realizations and Criticism”, Financial Law, Issue 2/2010, pp. 160-169
  • “The EU’s Accession in the ECHR after the Treaty of Lisbon: An Approach under the prism of the Autonomy of the EU Legal Order”, Hellenic Review of European Law, Vol. 30 (2010), pp. 15-27
  • “Independence Day: The Autonomy of the EU Legal Order after the ECJ’s Kadi Decision”, The Constitution, Issue 4/2009, pp. 919-949
  • “The Powers of the Court of Justice of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty”, Sinigoros, December 2009, pp. 62-62
  • “Thoughts on the filing of a “declaratory opposition” against the enforcement of interim measures which have been automatically turned void according to article 693 of the Civil Procedure Code”, Applications of Civil Law, Vol. 10 (2009), pp. 1043-1050
  • “The Binding Force of an Unpublished Regulation: Comment on the ECJ’s Decision C-345/06», Evropaion Politeia, Issue 2/ 2009, p. 488-497
  • “The Budgetary Stability as a Legal Good in the Community Legal Order”, Evropaion Politeia, Issue 1/2009, pp. 115-134.

Memberships

Greek Association of European Union Law
Association of Greek Commercialists
Greek Association of European and International Law
Arbitrator in the Athens Mediation and Arbitration Organization

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 2003

Areas of expertise

Public law, EU law, civil law, arbitration.

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Irene S. Anyfantii

Irene S. Anyfantii

Senior Associate


Irene Anyfanti joined DVLaw in 2008 and she has worked in many of the high profile deals of the firm. Irene’s main area of practice is corporate and commercial law, banking & finance and commercial & civil litigation. She is also involved in the privatisation projects of the firm and has significant experience in due diligence, commercial contracts, company establishments, as well as legal advice to various companies on their day-to-day issues. Before joining the firm, Irene has worked as a trainee in Alpha Bank’s legal services division.

Education

Law School of Athens - Law Degree 2006

Languages

English, German, Spanish

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar since 2008

Areas of expertise

Corporate, banking & finance, privatizations, litigation

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Christina D. Messini

Christina D. Messini

Senior Associate


Christina Messini joined DVLaw in 2011. Christina’s main areas of practice are civil, commercial and company law. She provides legal support and advice to all type of legal entities, including listed companies on matters of capital markets legislation, and she handles a variety of corporate transactions, such as due diligence and corporate restructuring projects. Christina has considerable experience on trademark rights infringement and intellectual property protection and also handles complex civil and commercial litigations.

Education

Athens Law School, LL.B. (2008)

Athens Law School / LLM in Civil Law (2010-2012)

Languages

English, German

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar Association since 2010 (Athens Court of Appeal)

Areas of expertise

Corporate, Capital Markets, Commercial & Civil Litigation

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Dimitris K. Markakis

Dimitris K. Markakis

Associate


Dimitris Markakis joined DVLaw in 2017. Dimitris’ practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation and handles disputes which arise from a wide variety of financial and commercial transactions. He also advises on company establishment, corporate governance and compliance issues in regulated sectors.

Education

Athens Law School, LL.B. (2011)

University of Piraeus, M.Sc. in Banking and Finance Law (2012-2013)

Languages

English, German

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar Association since 2013 (Athens Court of Appeal)

Areas of expertise

Commercial & Civil Litigation, Banking Law, Capital Markets

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Evita P. Oikonomou

Evita P. Oikonomou

Associate


Evita Oikonomou joined DVLaw in 2017 and since then she has been heavily involved in the finance projects and the due diligence processes undertaken by the firm. Evita’s main areas of practice are commercial and corporate law. She advises on GDPR compliance and provides legal support in a variety of corporate law issues. She is also experienced in commercial and civil litigation.

Education

Law School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, LL.B. (2013);

University of Strasbourg, Diploma in Basic Principles of International, European and Comparative Law (2011-2012)

University of Amsterdam, LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law (2013-2014)

ALBA Business School, MSc in Business for Lawyers (2016-2017)

Languages

English, French, German

Bar Admission

Member of the Athens Bar Association since 2014

Areas of expertise

Corporate, Commercial & Civil Litigation

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Valeria–Velissaria K. Grammenou

Valeria–Velissaria K. Grammenou

Trainee


Valeria joined DVLaw in 2017. She has been providing legal support on corporate law and civil procedure law matters as well as legal advice to various companies on issues arising in their day to day running of their business. Before joining DVLaw, Valeria worked for another law office as an intern during her studies, already having two years’ experience in law practice.

Education

Athens Law School, LL.B. (2017)

Athens Law School, LL.M. Candidate in Private International Law & International Transactions Law (2017-2018)

Languages

English, French and Turkish

Bar Admission

Admission pending

Areas of expertise

Corporate & Commercial Law, Private International Law & International Transactions, Commercial & Civil Litigation

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