Our Team

Our firm aims to attract talent which endorses our vision for attentive and ethical service at every legal  turn of the way.

 

Ioanna Michalopoulou

Ioanna Michalopoulou

Founding Partner. A graduate of Law School of the University of Athens (LL.B.), the Universite Catholique de Louvain (LL.M. in Economic Law) and Solvay Business School of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Executive Master in Marketing & Advertising). Ioanna’s main practice areas are Medical, Pharma and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Veterinary, FDA , Cosmetics and Pesticides as well as Malpractice and Clinical Negligence.

She is advising & litigating for major foreign and Greek companies and organizations mainly dealing with cross-border M&As, Distribution & Agency agreements, Intellectual Property & Data Protection, Clinical Trials and Public Procurement Law. She has legally counseled on various Governance & Global Compliance Programs and has consulted international companies on complying with their legal and reporting obligations to numerous stock exchanges.

Prior to becoming a Partner, Ioanna held the post of European Legal Counsel (EMEA) of Tyco International and Legal Counsel at Intrasoft International both in Benelux. She has also held similar trainee positions at both the European Commission (DG III (Industry), B2 (Standardization incl. industrial aspects of electronic trading) and the European Parliament.

She is fluent in Greek, English, French and Italian.

Ioli Chatziantoniou

Ioli Chatziantoniou

Partner. A graduate of the Law School of Dimokrition University (LL.B.), Ioli holds a master’s degree from Sorbonne University/Paris I (LL.M. in Commercial Law) with specialty in Competition Law and Data Protection. In Health Law, Ioli has dealt with legal impediments on the entrance of generics to the market.

Following her stage at the Greek Consulate in Paris, she worked in Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property & Data Protection both in Paris (BCW & Associes) and in Athens (Assimakopoulos & Associates).

Ioli is a graduate of the Hellenic American Athens College. She is fluent in Greek, English and French.

Katerina Katsouraki

Katerina Katsouraki

Associate. Katerina graduated from the Athens Law School (LL.B). She has also studied at the Law School of the University of Sheffield, UK (via the Erasmus program) and she was an active member of the European Law Student Association (ELSA).

She has gained valuable experience in Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property & Data Protection as well as in Public Procurement and Malpractice Law at the Legal Department of the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center and has volunteered for health and social care related projects for both NGO Arsis at the Athens Solidarity Center and the  Institute of Preventive Medicine Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis.

She is fluent in Greek, English and French.

Vasilis Argentinis

Vasilis Argentinis

Junior Associate: Vasilis is a graduate of the Law School of University of Athens (L.L.B.) and he has also studied at the University of Konstanz, Germany (via the Erasmus program).

Vasilis is an Associate Member in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and managed to gain as a student a three consecutive years full academic scholarship. He has gained significant experience in Data Protection law, in particular the GDPR-Privacy and has successfully handled various legal cases in regards to e-Commerce and Corporate Law.

He produces legal work for the highest standards, helping corporations achieve their business goals and compliance.

Vasilis is fluent in Greek and English and has a working knowledge of German.

Tryfon Memos

Tryfon Memos

Junior Associate. Graduate of Democritus University of Thrace faculty of Law (LL.B). Before joining Michalopoulou & Associates he worked as a trainee lawyer at Avramopoulos & Partners.

He provides legal advice to local and foreign companies on various aspects of Greek and European law, including the drafting and reviewing of commercial, corporate and IT license agreements.

Tryfonas has also been involved in numerous litigation cases regarding civil and commercial disputes and in various projects regarding the compliance of companies with the General Data Protection Regulation.

He is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2018, he is fluent in Greek, English and has a working knowledge of German.

Nikos Georgousis

Nikos Georgousis

Off Counsel. A graduate of the Law School of University of Athens (LL.B.) and a Ph.D. holder of Law School of University of Athens. For several years, Nikos has been Associate in top tier law firms of Athens and has successfully handled several prestigious penal issues of great social and jurisprudential interest.

His niche areas of practice is Penal Law with particular focus in Malpractice & Clinical Negligence cases. Additionally, he has been dealing with Labour & Social Security Law and Work Accidents.

Nikos is fluent in Greek and English and has a working knowledge of German.