John joined Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm in 1999 and has been a partner since 2004. His practice covers a range of contractual disputes, arbitration, white-collar crime and financial crime.
He regularly advises foreign clients and handles litigation with respect to cases involving defective products, acting mainly for international producers or manufacturers. He is particularly experienced in product liability in the automotive sector, in all sorts of civil and commercial law disputes and often represents clients in cases involving breach of the law of obligations and torts, intellectual property and agency and distribution disputes. He regularly represents corporate clients before the criminal courts and investigating authorities, acting as ‘civil party’ (plaintiff) in cases involving fraud, embezzlement, forgery, perjury, breach of fiduciary duty and other types of criminal offences. He also acts as an attorney for the defence in cases involving criminal liability of corporate executives in all types of crimes (felonies and misdemeanours).
John is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Hellas) Commission of Arbitration, a member of the board of directors of the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Athens Bar Association and of the Greek Association of Penal Law. He is also the Chairman of the Legislative Reform Committee of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce. He is fluent in English and French and eligible to practise before the Supreme Court of Greece.