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Vassilis Avramopoulos, who started his career in 1981 as an Associate at an Athens-based law firm, established Avramopoulos & Partners Law Firm in 1989, together with his litigation partner, Michael Poulakos. He heads the Corporate Department of the Firm, providing legal counsel to both Greek and multinational companies on various corporate, commercial and tax matters. He has advised on numerous acquisitions of home country corporations, partnerships and businesses, and business assets by non-Greek entities. In addition, he focuses on reorganizations, foreign tax credit minimization, international financing and joint ventures, while his expertise extends to international transfer pricing and other tax issues as well as disputes with governmental tax authorities.
Vassilis is also highly regarded in the field of information technology (IT) and telecommunications and represents a large number of international business clients in Greece, including some of the world's leaders in the field. Having played a major role in structuring, negotiating and documenting major corporate and commercial ventures and advised on significant regulatory issues, he has gained in-depth knowledge of the Greek and European Union telecommunications regulatory framework.
Further, he is widely recognized, both in Greece and Europe, for his specialized work in the hotel and leisure sector, including shared ownership and condo hotels, membership clubs, and fractional. He also advises on issues relating to planning, construction and engineering, investment, development, property finance, real estate litigation, environment and health, safety and licensing.
Vassilis has published several articles in international legal journals and magazines, such as: “Greece: An Introduction to its Legal System and Corporate Law,” the Texas Transnational Law Quarterly; and “European Community Law - Corporate Law of Greece,” Financial Times, Financial Publishing, etc.
University of Athens Law School (LL.B. 1979)
Common Market Law and Shipping Law - University College London, University of London (LL.M. 1981)
Athens Bar Association (1981); qualified to appear before the Supreme Court
International Bar Association
Voting representative, State Capital Group
Member, the Greek-Russian Chamber of Commerce
Member, the European Lawyers' Union
Member and Former BoD Member, the European Studies Association
Greek and English