Bakopoulos Katharios is comprised of lawyers with a strong academic background and profound expertise in their practice areas. The firm, focusing on the team-based way of working and innate understanding of clients’ needs, is committed to reaching solutions at all levels, advisory and litigation.
Dr. Konstantinos (Kostis) Bakopoulos is the Managing Partner of Bakopoulos Katharios. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1987.
Kostis has extensive experience in advising and litigating individual and collective termination cases, cases involving amendment of employment terms, corporate restructurings and asset transfers as well as collective bargaining and industrial action situations.
Graduated from the Law School of the University of Athens, Kostis then pursued his Ph.D. in Employment Law at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
Since 2009, Kostis balances his private practice with his academic activity as an Assistant Professor at the Law School of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. He is quadrilingual in Greek, German, English and Spanish, and author of monographies and articles on various aspects of employment law. Kostis is frequently invited abroad to present his views on the (still ongoing and very difficult) process of implementing reforms in the Greek employment legislation.
Kostis is the Greek board member of the European Employment Lawyers Association since 2010.
Date of beginning profession 1999
Law School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
English Level: Advance Certificate in English
First Certificate in English (University of Cambridge)
1996 Internship at Kiriakou Barbagianni Law office, 7 St. Konstantinou Piraeus
1996-1999 Internship and law practice «Theodore C. Xoidas & Partners» Law Firm
50A Vas. George Β’, Xalandri
11.1999 – 11.2009 Law practice at Dr. Bakopoulos & Associates Law Firm. 20 Alopekis, 106 75 Athens
12.2009 henceforth Law practice at Bakopoulos katharios Law Firm. 11 Alopekis, 106 75 Athens
06.2005 henceforth National Bank of Greece S.A. in cases of right in rem and commercial law.
Job related skills
Teaching civil and commercial law, public relations and technical communication of enterprises at IEK OAED (Mosxato).
Teaching civil and commercial law, public relations and technical communication of enterprises at IEK OAED (Kalamaki).
Teaching civil and commercial law at IEK OAED (Elefsina).
Three-month-Seminar by Athens Bar Association about «Temporary measures & Enforcement procedure».
One-year-seminar by Hellenic and American Union «Legal Terminology and Translation in English».
1997 Supervision of the publication «Cases of Civil Procedural Law» Α. Kalogiannis, Ant. Sakkoulas editions.
Fields: civil law (right in rem, inheritance law, family law), commercial and business law, bank law, labor law, social security law, transportation law,intellectual property law, personal data law.
Dimitra Nanou is a qualified lawyer with over 14 years experience across a wide range of individual and collective employment law matters. Combining good legal knowledge with a realistic approach, she specializes in employment contracts and service agreements and handles business restructurings (including due diligences). Her practice also covers civil and commercial or corporate law related cases.
Dimitra holds two post graduate degrees in Commercial and Economic Law from the University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Université Catholique de Louvain, respectively.
She worked in Brussels for the European Commission’s DG Research (Competitive and Sustainable Growth) in 1999 before joining Bakopoulos Katharios in 2000.
Dimitra was also appointed legal advisor to the General Secretariat of Commerce (Hellenic Ministry of Development and Competiveness) in 2007 to advise mainly on trade policies and corporate law. She dealt with the review of the statutory framework of the General Electronic Commercial Registry (G.E.MI.) as well as the establishment of the one-stop-shop system with a view to reducing bureaucracy and simplifying the legal or administrative steps and procedures for setting up a business. She further engaged in the regulation of retail outlet siting; the reform of the commercial exhibitions’ regulatory framework along with the structural and operational facilities of Convention and Exhibition Centers; and additionally in the trademarks research and registration. She also drew up legal opinions on questions referred for a preliminary ruling on the quantitative restriction on exports and measures of equivalent effect, as well as on food safety, audit, inspection and evaluation.
She is a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2000. She speaks Greek, English and French.