Who we are

Victoria G. Moutzouridou (Founder - Managing Partner)

Victoria Moutzouridou was born in Athens in 1972. She is a graduate of Athens College. She ranked “first among the very first” in the University Entry Exams (Panelladikes) of 1990. Victoria graduated from the University of Athens (Faculty of Law) in 1995.

Victoria is an established practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution and arbitration (both under the Code of the Civil Procedure and the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC) and corporate and commercial law. During her engagement in two of the most prestigious local law firms, Victoria has been involved in major public tenders and procurements and has handled complex cases of corporate and commercial law. In 2010 she dropped her position as Partner in a top rank law firm and has founded TheLawFirm.

Victoria is active in the areas of commercial, corporate and civil law and real estate. She has extensive experience in both advisory and litigation level, in M&As, distribution, franchise and litigation. She has a particular expertise in disputes relating to infringement of shareholder agreements, corporate governance and shareholders rights and, as well as litigation resulting from agency and distribution agreements. In addition to occasionally serving as member of clients’ Boards of Directors, Victoria is currently an external legal counsel of Ericsson Hellas S.A. and through this co-operation she is involved in major telecommunications projects. She is well-known for her outstanding response time, business-oriented mentality and proactive consulting.

Victoria is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1995. She speaks fluently English and French.

Specialization areas: Corporate and Commercial Law, M&As, Real Estate, Civil & Civil Procedural Law, Litigation & Arbitration, Telecommunications Law, Franchise, Agency and Distribution Law, Competition Law.

Email: vm@thelawfirm.gr

Nikos J. Sakellariou (Founder - Managing Partner)

Nikos Sakellariou was born in 1974. He graduated from the University of Athens (Faculty of Law) in 1997. In 1998 he concluded his postgraduate studies at the University of Nottingham, UK and obtained his masters diploma (LL.M.) on European Law. Later on, he served his military service and after completing his time as a trainee lawyer at the law firm of the Professor at the University of Athens Law School, Dr. Philippos Spyropoulos, he was admitted in the Athens Bar as a lawyer in March 2000.

He made his first steps as a freelance lawyer until June 2001 and then he joined “Dryllerakis & Associates” law firm as an associate. He remained in this firm until September 2006 when he founded, along with former Judge Mr. Lambros Georgakopoulos, the law firm "Lambros Georgakopoulos – Nikos Sakellariou" in which he remained as a named partner until September 2010.

Nikos is a founding partner of TheLawFirm, qualified to practice before all Courts of all degrees (including the Supreme Court) and is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1998. He speaks fluently English.

Throughout the years Nikos has successfully handled numerous cases before civil, criminal and administrative courts and has dealt with groundbreaking business deals in Greece and abroad.

Specialization areas: Litigation, Labor Law, Administrative Law, Tax Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Real Estate, Commercial Law.

Email: ns@thelawfirm.gr

Angeliki Kanellopoulou (Of Counsel)

Angeliki Kanellopoulou is an of counsel of TheLawFirm since 2015.

With over 20 years of high-level practice, working with leading Greek and international law firms and major domestic and global enterprises, Angeliki applies legal reasoning with astute business acumen.

She is a recognized expert in Competition/Antitrust law. Angeliki has a long career representing clients before the Competition Authorities of Greece (HCC and EETT), the European Commission and a series of other countries (e.g. UK, USA, Cyprus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Turkey, N.Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo), and has advised the Greek Telecom and Post Regulator (EETT) on Competition Law enforcement.

Angeliki has been recently appointed as Commissioner / Member of the Board of Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC).

She has significant experience and knowhow in domestic and international co-operations with an emphasis on acquisitions, disposals, mergers, joint ventures, strategic stakes, equity financing, management of family run businesses, specialized shareholding agreements and complex cross-border projects.

Angeliki is known for her practical approach to complex issues and her commitment to constructive problem solving.

She graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens. She holds a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in International Trade Law from the University of Essex, England and an Executive MBA from ALBA Graduate Business School (Highest Achievement Award).

Email: ak@thelawfirm.gr

Sophia A. Strongylis (Associate)

Sophia Strongylis was born in Athens in 1975. She finished the German School of Athens (Deutsche Schule Athen) in 1993. In 1998 she graduated from the Law School of Bremen, Germany (Iniversitaet Bremen, Jura, 1. Staatsexamen). She completed her lawyer trainee program at the Dryllerakis & Associates Law Firm in 2000. From August 2000 until July 2001 she worked at the law firm of Tolios and Swiddessen in Athens, focusing on the drafting and negotiating of corporate documents for Greek companies and keeping their corporate documentation. In 2002 she graduated from the Law School of Fordham, New York obtaining her masters diploma (LL.M.) on Banking, Corporate and Finance Law.

From October 2002 until October 2003 Sophia joined as a junior associate the law firm of “Tsibanoulis & Associates” in Athens and she drafted and negotiated documents for Greek companies providing investment services, as well as legal documents regarding stock-exchange, securities and investment law issues. She also participated in the drafting and presentation of the Cypriot Securities and Stock-Exchange Laws and Regulations in co-operation with the Cypriot Government, the Stock-Exchange, Capital Market Committee and the Ministry of Finance.

From November 2003 to July 2008 Sophia has worked at “Dryllerakis & Associates” law firm in Athens. During her co-operation, Sophia drafted commercial, distribution and licensing contracts and participated in corporate restructuring (M&A and take-overs). She also drafted and negotiated documents for Greek companies providing investment services, as well as legal documents regarding stock-exchange, securities and investment law issues. She participated in legal actions concerning capital market legislation and consulted listed companies regarding capital market legislation. Sophia was also engaged in legal due diligence for listing in the Athens Stock Exchange as well as for company acquisitions.

Sophia is currently an in-house legal counsel of a Group of companies in Kifissia, Greece and works as an external counsel for The Law Firm. She is qualified to practice before all Appellate Courts and is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2000. Her native tongues are German and Greek, she speaks fluently English and has a good basic level of French longue knowledge.

Specialization areas: Corporate, M&A, Commercial, Securities and Finance law.

Email: ss@thelawfirm.gr

Maria S. Athanassiou (Associate)

Maria Athanassiou was born in Arta in 1987. She graduated from the University of Athens (Faculty of Law) in 2011. While a student at the University during the period 2006-2008, she has worked in another law firm. She has worked in our law firm as a trainee lawyer until March 2013 and she is currently an associate.

She is a member of the Athens Bar Association and licensed to practice before all first instance Courts. She’s also fluent in English.

Email: ma@thelawfirm.gr