Ilias G. Anagnostopoulos, born 1956 in Piraeus, graduated from the School of Law, University of Athens, in 1978. In 1982, he received a Doctor Juris degree from the J.W. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with a book on pre-trial detention (“Haftgründe der Tatschwere und der Wiederholungsgefahr”, Frankfurt a.M. etc., Lang, 1984). He is a Professor in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, School of Law, University of Athens.
Ilias Anagnostopoulos was called to the Athens Bar in 1983 and heads Athens-based law firm Anagnostopoulos focusing on all aspects of business crime and criminal and regulatory risk management. He has appeared as lead counsel in prominent cases involving bank, tax, customs, securities and EU fraud, money laundering, corruption and anti-competitive practices, product and corporate criminal liability, environmental offences, anti-terrorism, extradition and alternatives, mutual assistance. In Who’s Who Legal Global Elite 2021 he ranks amongst the most highly regarded individuals worldwide in business crime defence and in Chambers Europe 2021 he is described as an outstanding lawyer in white-collar crime. From 2007 to 2013 Ilias chaired the Criminal Law Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Brussels, and since 2013 he chairs the Hellenic Criminal Bar Association, Athens. From 2015 to 2019 he was a member of the Law Commission on thw new Greek Criminal Code which entered into force in July 2019.
Ilias is a member of the editorial board of the leading criminal law journal in Greece “Poinika Chronika”. He is a regular commentator of cases and offers expert opinions in domestic and cross-border proceedings. His numerous publications in Greek, English and German cover most aspects of business crimes, international and European criminal law, reform of criminal procedure, human rights and crime policy.
Some of his publications are: -
"Proportionality issues in European arrest warrant proceedings", in E Billis et al (eds), 'Proportionality in crime control and criminal justice', Oxford Hart Publishing 2021 (forthcoming); “Criminal Law in Greece” (with K. Magliveras), Kluwer Law International, The Hague/London/Boston, 2nd ed 2021 (forthcoming); “Bribery offences under the new Criminal Code in Greece”, Global Investigations Review, 08/20193; “One Act, Multiple Prosecutions Unlimited Sanctions?” American Bar Association, 31st National Institute on White Collar Crime, 2017, U11-15; “Rights of Suspects and Accused Persons in the European Union – The EU Directives 2010/64 and 2012/13″, P. Sakkoulas, Athens 2017, 236 p. [in Greek]; "Criminal justice cooperation in the EU after the first few 'steps': A defence view", ERAForum 1/2014, 9-24; "The right of access to a lawyer in Europe: A long road ahead?", European Criminal Law Review 1/2014, pp. 3-18; “Ne bis in idem in der Europäischen Union: Offene Fragen”, FS W. Hassemer, CF Müller, Heidelberg 2010, 1121-1140; “Breach of Fiduciary Duties”, Sakkoulas, 2nd ed. Athens 2003 (in Greek);“Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters in the European Union”, International Enforcement Law Reporter 2002, 367-372; “Internationalisierung des Strafrechts” (ed), Nomos, Baden-Baden 2003; A list of Ilias's publications is available at https://iag.gr/publications-by-iag-law-firm
Experts Committee of the Hellenic Ministry of Justice; High-Legal Council of the Bank of Greece; European Criminal Bar Association (founder member), European Criminal Law Academic Network, European Law Institute, Fraudnet of the International Chamber of Commerce, International Bar Association, International Association of Penal Law, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, American Bar Association (associate), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (international).