John Papapolitis
Senior Partner
John Papapolitis ‘brings a wealth of experience to the table
‘an outstanding negotiator’
‘a leading lawyer’
John Papapolitis is ‘an excellent negotiator’…‘an immaculate track record and tremendous respect in the market’.
John Papapolitis is considered to be ‘a leader in the market’…‘delivers superb results in high-stakes litigation and complex matters’.
John Papapolitis is ‘second to none for heavy-duty transactions’… ‘has tremendous respect in the market’ and is ‘a legal powerhouse’.
John Papapolitis is ‘a legal powerhouse and an outstanding negotiator with tremendous respect in the market’.

John Papapolitis is Senior Partner of the Firm and has served as its managing partner for over 25 years. He has been instrumental in creating an international culture and outlook within the Firm and expanding its global reach by advising international clients in many of the reported and pioneering M&A and privatization transactions that have taken place in Greece.

Under John’s leadership the Firm furthered its mission of providing legal services of the highest quality, paying the utmost attention to client satisfaction and maintaining our deeply rooted commitment to professional ethics.

He has represented multinational and local leaders in the real estate, finance, hospitality, infrastructure, gaming, telecommunications and energy industries. John’s practice extends to over 35 years of experience and he is widely recognized authority in the Greek legal market.


2015 Chairman, Papapolitis & Papapolitis

1993 Managing Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis

1986 Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

Athens Bar

Legal Education

LLB (Merit), University of Thessaloniki

BA in Political Science & Economics, University of Toronto

Postgraduate Studies in Shipping Law, University College London


Vice Chairman of the Association for Foreign Investments in Tourism in Greece (AFIT)

  • November 2020
    Hellinikon Development - IRC
  • January 2016
    Intracom / Teledome Dispute
  • April 2014
    Intracom Holdings in its €47 Million Sale of Intracom Telecom
  • February 2014
    Apollo Capital Management in Eurobank's €2.86 Billion Share Capital Increase
  • February 2014
    Hellas Online in a Labour Dispute
  • January 2014
    Diophar in €15 Million Pharmaceuticals Dispute
  • January 2014
    Intralot Group in €150 Million Dispute with Glory Technology Limited
  • December 2013
    York Capital Management in €100 Million Investment in the GEK Terna Group
  • November 2013
    The Dogus Group in the Acquisition of the Astir Palace Hotel
  • January 2013
    PIMCO Europe in the Due Diligence of the Banking System of Cyprus