Dr. Panayiotis S. Yiannopoulos


Yiannopoulos & Kozi
Thessaloniki office: 3 Aristotelous & Tsimiski Str. 54624
Piraeus/Athens office: 72 Kolokotroni Str. 18535

Tel: +30 (231) 0299 955
Fax: +30 (231) 0299 954

Email: pyiannopoulos@yiannopoulos.gr
Web: www.yiannopoulos.gr

Dr. Yiannopoulos joined the Bar, on 1996 as a trainee and on 1998 as full member. He is admitted before the Supreme Courts of Greece (Areios Pagos, Council of State, Council of Audit). He holds an LL.M. Degree on Private International Law and Civil Procedure (Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki; 2000; summa cum laude) and Doctorate Degree in International Litigation (Democritian University of Thrace; 2002, summa cum laude).

Between 2001- 2013, Dr. Yiannopoulos worked with the litigation departments of top tier Kyriakides – Georogopoulos and Calavros & Partners Law Firms reaching partner grade in both. Under the said capacity, Dr. Yiannopoulos has represented numerous, major international and local companies before the Greek Courts and arbitral boards.

Dr. Yiannopoulos has taught Private International Law and Civil Procedure at a number of Greek Academic Institutions. Since 2007 he teaches Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of Democritian University of Thrace. On 2011 he was elected as Senior Lecturer of Civil Procedure at the same University. Dr. Yiannopoulos is particularly active in scholarship writing. He has published six books in various aspects of International Law and Civil Procedure and is author of more than thirty articles and 200 notes to court judgments. He has also contributed to Commentaries of the Greek Civil Code, the Greek Code of Civil Procedure, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Child and EU Regulation 2201/2003.

Dr. Yiannopoulos acts as Country Expert for Greece at The International Distribution Institute and as a member of the Board of Editors of the law journal, Review of Civil Procedure and a member of the Board of Contributors of the journal Chronicles of Private Law.

All members of the Firm are particularly active in litigation before the Greek Courts of all jurisdictions, including tax, administrative and criminal proceedings, counting a total of more than 35 reported cases.

We have represented major International and local clients before the Greek Supreme Civil Court (Areios Pagos) in Cassation Proceedings.

We also have broad experience in domestic and international arbitration proceedings particularly in the fields of Agency & Distribution, Construction, military procurement and public works.

The Firm’s litigation department maintains also significant experience in consumer, medical and pharmaceutical liability, real estate disputes, labor disputes and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

We take the litigation process as a means to an end, not as an end in itself. We are committed to providing our clients with sensible and practical advice, whether this means avoiding or fighting disputes.

Yiannopoulos & Kozi emerged on 2013 as a spin-off of Dr. Panayiotis Yiannopoulos’ former practice as a litigation partner with two, top tier Athens- based law firms. The Firm is strongly committed to litigation & arbitration, offering a broad range of services covering our clientele’s needs in commercial, penal and tax litigation.

The Firm currently maintains offices at Thessaloniki and Piraeus/Athens; our license to practice however covers the entirety of Greek Courts of all jurisdictions.