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Dr. Anestis S. Papadopoulos

Dr. Anestis S. Papadopoulos


Anestis Papadopoulos is a member of Athens Bar Association and has been admitted before the Supreme Court and the Council of State. He practices in the field of (EU) commercial law, with a focus on company law, banking law (primarily litigation), competition law and market regulation. He has a background, which combines international work in private practice, government institutions and academia.

Anestis has advised and represented clients on competition law issues (cartels, vertical agreements and abuse of dominance) in the markets of oil, telecoms, movie distribution, books, detergents, poultry and car lease. He has also advised and represented corporate clients on issues relating to corporate and insolvency law, intellectual and industrial property (trademarks, patents, industrial design and copyright), consumer protection law (product liability) and real estate law.

He has been recommended by Chambers and Partners (EU law and Competition law) and in the last few years he has worked on a number of major commercial litigation cases, primarily in the fields of banking and finance, and company law (including insolvency).

Prior to joining KPP Law, Anestis worked as a legal expert of the Hellenic Competition Commission. He also worked for the European Commission (stage at DG Competition), the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Fellow), and acted as an international consultant for UNCTAD (in a major research project on competition and development). 

Anestis was a teaching fellow at the Law School of the University of Athens (Department of Commercial Law) for a period of three years, has given lectures at the London School of Economics and University College Dublin, and has been a research affiliate at the Centre for Competition Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, as well as the Department of International Affairs, at the University of Peloponnese.

He holds an LLB from the University of Athens, an LLM from Manchester University and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is the author of "The International Dimension of EU Competition Law and Policy" (Cambridge University Press 2010), has presented papers, mainly in competition law, at various international conferences, and is the contributor for Greece, at Oxford Competition Law (Oxford University Press).

Practice Areas
  • Greek and International Competition law (including state aid)
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate Law 
  • Banking and Finance
  • M&A  
  • Intellectual Property
  • Consumer Protection law
Professional Associations
  • Member of the Athens Bar Association 
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of Association of Greek Commercial Lawyers.

Greek, English (fluent), and French (working level)