Nicholas Papapolitis
Nicholas Papapolitis delivers ‘first-class execution on major transactions and impresses with his business mentality
Clients say that "often a lawyer will stick to the legalities of something but forget to look at the big picture; Papapolitis gets the right balance."
Nicholas Papapolitis receives the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2016, Capital Markets, Greece. Please click here to view the press release.
Nicholas Papapolitis is ‘excellent’
Nicholas Papapolitis "is a real business lawyer."
'always finds the right solution.'
Nicholas Papapolitis is one of the ‘most dynamic lawyers in the Greek market’.
Nicholas Papapolitis impresses clients with his knowledge of international transactions.
Nicholas Papapolitis is named Fund Focused Lawyer of the Year by the Corporate Livewire Global Fund Awards 2015.
Nicholas Papapolitis receives the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2012, Individual Winner: Capital Markets, Greece.

Nicholas Papapolitis is the Managing Partner of Papapolitis & Papapolitis.

Prior to joining the firm, Nicholas was an associate at the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

He is widely recognized as an expert in foreign direct investments in Greece.

He has vast experience in advising global investment managers and institutional investors on large-scale, complex credit and equity transactions and has acted in many of the landmark deals to have taken place in the Greek market.

Nicholas currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and also chairs the Investment and Finance Committee of the Chamber.

He has also sat on the Board of Directors of large corporations such as the Intralot Group and NBG Pangaea REIC.

He also chairs the "Corporate Ambassador Program" of The Hellenic Initiative (THI), a global non-profit organization and is a member of the New Leaders Steering Committee of THI.

Nicholas is consistently recognized as a "Leading Individual" by international legal directories such the Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and as a "Leader in his field" by Chambers Europe 2018.





2010 Partner, Papapolitis & Papapolitis

2006 Skadden Arps LLP, New York

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

Athens Bar

Solicitors Regulation Authority – Registered European Lawyer

International Bar Association

Legal Education

LLM (Merit) in Corporate and Commercial Law, Queen Mary College, Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, University of London

LLB (Hons), University College London


Chairman of the Investment and Finance Committee of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK, Accredited Arbitrator (MCIArb)



2018: 28th Annual Greek Economy Conference of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce – Gree

2017: 28th Annual Greek Economy Conference of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce – Investing in Greece Opportunities and Impediments


  • November 2019
    Mytilineos €500 Million International Bond Offering
  • June 2019
    Invel acquisition of NBG Pangaea REIC
  • May 2019
    Acquisition of Scorpios Beach Club and San Giorgio Hotel
  • December 2018
    Pillarstone Famar Restructuring
  • September 2018
    Acquisition of 200MW Wind Park Portfolio
  • August 2018
    Acquisition of €1.5Bn NPL Portfolio
  • May 2018
    Acquisition of Ideal Standard S.A.
  • May 2018
    Multimillion Investment in Greek REIC
  • March 2018
    Energean Oil & GAS $460Million IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • March 2018
    Avis Europe and Otokoc multi-million acquisition of Avis Hellas from Piraeus Bank
  • December 2017
    Pimco investment in Grivalia REIC
  • July 2017
    Cetracore Energy multi-million investment in Jetoil through Article 106 pre-bankruptcy process
  • January 2017
    Sale of €150 Million Corporate Portfolio from Eurobank Ergasias S.A.
  • August 2016
    Ticketmaster Acquisition of Tickethour
  • December 2015
    Invel Real Estate Partners LP in the €1Billion Reverse Merger and Listing on the Athens Stock Exchange of NBG Pangaea REIC
  • December 2015
    National Bank of Greece €1.16 Billion Liability Management Exercise and Equity Offering
  • April 2015
    GSO/Blackstone Group in Investment in Listed Real Estate Developer Lamda Development Acquiring c20% of the Company
  • August 2014
    Intracom Holdings €330 Million Sale of HOL to Vodafone Greece
  • June 2014
    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Underwriters in NBG's €2.5 Billion Equity Offering
  • June 2014
    Morgan Stanley as Advisor to the HFSF for €2.86 Billion Eurobank Share Capital Increase
  • May 2014
    Paulson & Co. in Investment in EYDAP
  • April 2014
    Intracom Holdings in its €47 Million Sale of Intracom Telecom
  • March 2014
    BlackRock Solutions in its Diagnostic Assessment of the Greek Banking System
  • November 2013
    Third Point in its €40 Million Participation in Hellenic Bank's Share Capital Increase