Alex Karopoulos

Alex-Karopoulos

Alex Karopoulos

Contact Details

Tel.: +30 210 6967075

a.karopoulos [at] zeya.com
Practice Areas

Tax Controversy, Indirect tax, Corporate tax

Languages
Greek and English

Alex Karopoulos is a partner of our tax practice and heads our Tax Controversy group. He was admitted to the Athens Bar in 1999 and joined our firm in 2001.

Alex has extensive experience in advising multinational companies on all stages of tax controversy and representing them before the tax authorities in the context of tax audits and all court instances, including the Supreme Administrative Court. He currently litigates some of the biggest tax assessments ever made in Greece and has won multi-million tax disputes concerning income tax and VAT. Alex has also successfully challenged before the courts the legality of taxes leading to their abolishment. 

At the same time, Alex specialises in VAT and other indirect taxes (including stamp duty and insurance premium tax) and has extensive experience in advising on the indirect tax treatment of a broad range of cross-border and local transactions carried out by multinational companies. He also regularly advises on the indirect tax aspects of corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. Alex works with multinational clients across most industries, including financial and insurance services, real estate, public procurement, energy, IT, aviation, pharma, travel and retail. Since 2012, Alex is consistently ranked by International Tax Review in the top Indirect Tax Leaders for Greece. 

Alex teaches VAT in the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation courses, as well as shipping taxation in the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Education

University of Athens, Faculty of Law (LL.B 1996)
Law School of Bristol University (LL.M in European Law 1997)
Athens University of Economics and Business (PG Cert. Tax Law 2001)