People – Masouros

The people with real focus

At Masouros and Partners, our mission is simple. We want to radically improve the way corporate legal advice is delivered, especially when it comes to M&A transactions.

We’ll do that by bringing together the sharpest legal minds in the business and equipping them with the tools, incentives and purpose to operate in a way that serves their clients better than any other law firm. We are always on the lookout for talented people to join us and help make that goal a reality. Do you have what it takes to make the difference in the deal?


Our principles

We imagine a world where the best dealmakers can practice at the top of their game. As niche, high-quality legal brands outperform their full-service rivals, we want to be part of the revolution in legal service delivery. We want everyone to be at the top of their game, so we look to develop and nurture ourselves, one another and our clients.

We all bring different capabilities to the table, but our shared determination to deliver for our clients means we’re always on the same page.

Through growing our firm, we’re looking to strengthen and embolden this resolve. We recruit like-minded lawyers and accept the skills, knowledge and personality they bring to the table. Our strength lies in our diversity. We believe in going that extra mile. Whether it’s simply for our clients or for the good of the industry. It’s great to give something back.

We encourage our lawyers to be active members of our clients’ teams, looking around the corners and developing new opportunities for them.

Our people

Pavlos Masouros

Pavlos, is an Athens attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court and is the firm’s Managing Partner. He has advised foreign and domestic corporate clients, as well as the Hellenic and foreign governments and state-owned organizations, on dozens of business combinations (mergers, share purchase agreements, tender offers, privatizations, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, etc.), including some of the largest deals in value with a Greek element and is continuously engaged in cross-border corporate and M&A dispute resolution cases before international arbitral tribunals, Greek and foreign state Courts. Pavlos has received several professional awards and references in legal directories and the press for his corporate law expertise (Chambers Global, Corporate INTL, Het Financieele Dagblad, etc.).

Pavlos has been named a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 and clients have praised him as a ‘well-respected figure for corporate law in Greece’, a ‘legal genius’ that ‘no one anywhere in the Greek market rivals him in corporate law’ (Legal 500, 2021), a ‘cosmopolitan lawyer who has closed deals in many jurisdictions’ who is a ‘real expert in what he does’ (IFLR1000 2021).

Outside of his professional activities Pavlos has been teaching corporate law at Leiden Law School, Leiden University since 2010, where he is Assistant Professor, while since 2013 he is also Visiting Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and since 2014 at the International Hellenic University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

He is the author of many books and articles on corporate law, corporate litigation, corporate governance and law and economics. He is a frequently sought-after commentator on current developments in Greece and beyond and his views have appeared in the international media, such as The Washington Post, Slate, ReutersOpinion, American Lawyer, etc.

Pavlos has been named a Fellow of the ’40 under 40 European Young Leaders’ of the Friends of Europe and EuropaNova, has advised the ELI/UNIDROIT on the project on the European Rules of Civil Procedure, the European Commission with regard to Greek law in the 2017 Study on the Law Applicable to Companies and the Serbian Ministry of Finance on the introduction of new AML legislation.

Pavlos is also the Co-Managing Director of the Centre for European Company Law, an EU-wide business law think tank and a Fellow of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy.

Pavlos holds an LL.B. from the Athens Law School (1st in class), an LL.M. in Corporate Law & Governance from the Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar; Victor Brudney Prize for Corporate Governance) and a Ph.D. in Corporate Law & Economics from Leiden University.

Pavlos is a star M&A lawyer in all respects
Pavlos is a tour-de-force, a bright and quick attorney with answers to all legal challenges a client is facing.
Pavlos is absolutely the best M&A lawyer in Greece with an ability to handle deals of any type and size
(IFLR1000 2021-22, Client Testimonials)

T: +30 210 361 3694 (Athens)
M: +30 6936 908 902

Nelly Peraki

Nelly is admitted to practice in Athens and is a Partner in our firm. She has extensive experience with corporate and commercial transactions and has advised in relation to many takeovers, taking the lead in complex (vendor’s and buyer’s) legal due diligence exercises in connection with M&As. Nelly is frequently advising, together with local Dutch Counsel, Greek corporates doing business in the Netherlands and her practice focuses particularly on the Hotels & Tourism and Projects & Infrastructure areas having advised a great number of domestic and foreign clients on relevant projects.

Nelly is also involved from time to time in big ticket litigation and (ICC, ICSID and AAA) arbitration.

Nelly holds an LL.B. from the Athens Law School where she graduated at the top 1% of her class and an LL.M. (Advanced) in European and International Business Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she studied under a merit-based Gold Leiden Excellence Scholarship (LexS).

Nelly is a very diligent lawyer who works extremely hard on her client’s cases. She is very focused and goes deep in every case that is assigned to her. She’s very strong intellectually and very knowledgeable.

(IFLR 1000 2021-22, Client Testimonial)

T: +30 210 361 3694

Prokopis Iatropoulos

Prokopis is admitted to practice in Athens and is an Associate in our firm. Prokopis specializes in business and employment law, and is advising clients and their HR teams in relation to labor law disputes, trade unions, as well as day-to-day matters such as working regulations, contracts, policies, complaints and litigation.

Prokopis has also qualified as a Certified Data Protection Officer and is advising clients in relation to a wide array of IT, IP, regulatory and data protection compliance matters.

Prokopis is also involved with many of the firm’s M&A projects providing active assistance in legal due diligence exercises in areas, such as Energy, Hotels & Tourism, Employment and Biochemicals.

Prokopis holds an LL.B. from the Thrace Law School and an M.Sc. in Law & Business from the ALBA Business School.

T: +30 210 361 3694

Antonis Nikolaidis

Antonis is admitted to practice in Athens and is an Associate in our firm. He specializes in corporate and commercial law matters and has significant experience on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He has been involved in many of the firm’s deals providing assistance and working with clients active in energy, hotels & tourism and electricity industry. He is advising and assisting domestic and international clients in the full spectrum of corporate transactions from carrying out legal due diligence, drafting and negotiating share purchase and ancillary agreements to undertaking all the legal formalities and documentation for the completion of the transactions. He is also advising on a wide range of corporate, regulatory and compliance issues.

Antonis has further worked on a number of real estate acquisitions and asset deals and has experience on drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements and other contracts.

Prior to joining Masouros & Partners, Antonis got experience from a Big Four Consulting Firm where he acquired experience in corporate law and due diligence procedures.

Antonis holds an LL.B. from the Thrace Law School, an LL.M. in International Commercial Law from University of Birmingham and an M.Sc. in Banking and Finance Law from University of Piraeus.

T: +30 210 361 3694

Nikos Limpantsis

Nikos is admitted to practice in Athens, he is an alumni of the University of Macerata, graduated with an LLB and a thesis on Anti-Money Laundering Legislation and Tax Offences. During his educational path, he followed advanced courses in business crisis law.

He further accentuated his knowledge of Corporate Law through the second level university master “Business and Company Law: European and International Perspectives” at LUISS School of Law in Rome.

Nikos is an Associate in our firm active in a wide array of corporate and commercial law matters. He is particularly experienced in assisting private equity funds, and implementing their investment strategies. He assists Greek and foreign companies, in implementing their growth strategies, through both domestic and international M&A transactions.

He is fluent in Italian, English and Greek.

T: +30 210 361 3694

John Papas

John is admitted to practice in Athens and is a Senior Associate in our firm. John is a labor law expert with long-standing experience advising clients in relation to labor law disputes and matters. John has over the years advised clients on dozens of matters of consultation and notification of employees in connection with M&As and has handled relevant litigation. He also advises in relation to many regulatory aspects arising in connection to commercial transactions, especially for foreign clients doing business in Greece.

Prior to joining Masouros & Partners John was in-house Counsel with the General Confederation of Greek Workers, where he acquired hands-on experience with dealing with trade unions and relevant disputes between employers and employees. John is a sough-after speaker in employment law conferences and seminars.
John holds an LL.B., an LL.M. in Civil Law and an LL.M. in Labor Law from the Athens Law School.

T: +30 210 361 3694

Thomas Papadopoulos

Thomas is admitted to practice in Thessaloniki and is an Of Counsel in our firm. Thomas has worked with the firm’s clients in relation to a number of corporate law issues requiring expert opinions, such as international arbitrations and Supreme Court litigation. He most recently acted as expert witness for the Republic of Serbia on corporate law matters arising in the framework of an ICSID arbitration.

Outside his professional engagement with Masouros & Partners Thomas is Lecturer of Corporate Law at the University of Cyprus and has published widely in the fields of corporate law, M&A and EU law. He a sought-after speaker with dozens of speaking engagements per year in a diverse range of venues and institutions, ranging from Luxembourg to Sweden and from the UK to Hong Kong.

Thomas holds an LL.B. from the Thessaloniki Law School at the top of his class, an M.Jur. from Oxford University and a D.Phil. in Company Law from Oxford University.

T: +30 210 361 3694

Christos Liapis

Christos is admitted to practice in Athens and is an Associate in our firm. Christos specializes in business law with emphasis on corporate law. He advises clients on various corporate and commercial law issues, including drafting and reviewing of share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, commercial contracts and assisting companies on their day-to-day business.

Christos holds an LL.B. from the Thrace Law School and an LL.M. in Corporate and Commercial law from the same university.

T: +30 210 361 3694 (Athens)

Thomas Georgiou

Thomas is admitted to practice in Athens and is an Associate in our firm. Thomas specializes in employment law, with long-standing experience advising clients in relation to collective labor law disputes as well as day-to-day matters such as working regulations, contracts, policies, complaints and litigation.

Prior to joining Masouros & Partners, Thomas has acquired hands-on experience with trade unions and collective bargaining, having counseled -among others- the Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) and the Greek Opera House, dealing with trade unions and relevant disputes between employers and employees.

Thomas holds an LL.B. from the Thrace Law School, and an LL.M. in Labor Law from the Athens Law School. He is fluent in English, Italian and Greek.

T: +30 210 361 369 (Athens)